Monthly Archives: May 2010

Heidelberg Catechism Devotional Q28

Q.28. How does the knowledge of God’s creation and providence help us? A. We can be patient when things go against us, thankful when things go well, and for the future we can have good confidence in our faithful God … Continue reading

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Free to Love and Serve – Galatians 5:13-26

Imagine with me a Palm tree.  The tall trunk wrapped in diamond scales.  The top bulging like a growth out of which shoots out the fronds, waving in the breeze.  Nestled between the leaves like a baby in her mother’s … Continue reading

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Where’s Jesus? Jacob blesses his sons (Genesis 49:1-28)

After blessing his grandsons, Jacob moves on to blessing his sons.  He takes them in order from Reuben to Benjamin.  Along the way he recounts the sins of his first three sons and essentially excludes them from leadership in the … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Devotional Q27

Q. What do you understand by the providence of God?A. Providence is the almighty and ever present power of God by which he upholds, as with his hand, heaven and earth and all creatures, and so rules them that leaf … Continue reading

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Supreme Court says America practices "ceremonial Deism"

Ever wondered how “in God we trust” stays on our money or “one nation, under God” stays in the pledge of allegiance.  Well, Lincoln Steed, editor of Liberty Magazine has a great editorial on this and it turns out the … Continue reading

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How do we conceive of Worship?

I just finished reading an article by J.I. Packer entitled, The Puritan Approach to Worship.  It sparked a number of thoughts and questions in my mind that I want to share for your reflection and edification: There are two approaches … Continue reading

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Where’s Jesus? The blessing of Manasseh and Ephraim (Genesis 48)

As Jacob is dying, a remarkable thing happens, he blesses Joseph’s children and considers them his own.  As we will see next week, Jacob continues this blessing to his own children and then he dies.  So,  in his days on … Continue reading

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McLaren and Liberation Theology

A friend pointed me to this article.  it is a great article on the dangers that some in the emergent church are propagating, with specific reference to Brian McLaren.  If you are interested in some of the current trajectories of … Continue reading

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Christ has set us free (Galatians 5;1-12)

When a man finishes his obligation to society and is released from jail.  He walks out a free man.  Arguably he was living within the bounds of the law when he was in jail.  He may have lived a very … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Devotional Q26

Q.26. What do you believe when you say, “I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth”? A. That the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who out of nothing created heaven and earth and everything in … Continue reading

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