Blessed Are Those (II) | Psalm 119:2

Blessed are those who keep his testimonies,who seek him with their whole heart, Psalm 119:2 ESV Blessed are those who both keep and seek. Both actions are decidedly fixed upon the LORD Himself. His testimonies are what He has testified to us about Himself. He is the God who speaks, who reveals Himself to His …

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Blessed Are Those (I) | Psalm 119:1

Blessed are those whose way is blameless,who walk in the law of the LORD. Psalm 119:1 ESV Verses 1-3 are the preamble to this magnificent and glorious psalm, while the remaining 173 verses are a long-form plea to God for this blessed description to become a reality within our hearts and lives. Blessed is the …

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The Truth of God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIL04ZdVyxs Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6 ESV God gave to Adam and Eve all things. All lands were theirs to explore. All plants were theirs to cultivate. All fruit was theirs to enjoy. All animals were …

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J. I. Packer on Reading the Bible

With J. I. Packer’s recent passing, it seems only proper to again encourage everyone who has not yet read his book Knowing God to by all means do so. The following quotation is from that very book. Again, it is to be feared that many today who profess to be Christ’s never learn wisdom, through …

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The Message | Jonah 1:1-3

This sermon was originally preached in 2015. These first three verses may seem small and inconsequential at first glance, but within them is the entire premise of the book of Jonah. While opening in the traditional style of Old Testament prophetic literature, Jonah quickly diverges away from the typical path because of Jonah’s disobedience. Through …

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Scripture | 2 Timothy 3:16-4:4

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and …

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What Role Does Tradition Play in Theology?

After citing Isaiah against the Pharisees, Jesus added this rebuke: You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition! For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’ But you say, ‘If a man tells his father or …

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Hear & Be Wise | Proverbs 23:19

Hear, my son, and be wise, and direct your heart in the way. Proverbs 23:19 ESV Hear. Listen. Pay attention. Focus. Only one thing matters. Everything else is secondary, at best. Why do you not draw near to listen? Why do you not set your mind on things above, where Christ is seated at the …

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The Authority of the Word

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV Blessed is the manwho walks not in the counsel of the wicked,nor stands in the way of sinners,nor …

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The God Who Speaks: Introducing the Attributes of God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk9YQ3q2mjY At risk of discrediting myself from the very beginning of this study, I will offer a quick confession: The Hobbit is my least favorite of Tolkien’s Middle Earth writings. Don’t misunderstand me. I still enjoy that book a great deal; it just happens to be the one I like the least. Nevertheless, I mention …

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