Monthly Archives: September 2011

Jesus in the 3 great Festivals (Exodus 23:14-19)

There are a few points of reference to salvation in these 3 great festivals. The first festival, the passover/feast of unleavened bread celebration we are told is to remember the month Israel came out of Egypt (Exo. 23:15).  This is … Continue reading

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Replay of Genesis 4

The story of Cain and Abel is a story about worship.  Will the main characters trust that only God’s desired sacrifice is capable of covering sin or not?  So often our conception of true worship is blemished by anything that … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q106 & 107

Q. 106. Does this commandment refer only to killing? A. By forbidding murder God teaches us that he hates the root of murder: envy, hatred, anger, vindictiveness.  In God’s sight all such are murder. Q. 107. Is it enough that … Continue reading

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Christ in the Sabbath Laws (Exodus 23:10-13)

Two distinct commands are given in relation to the Sabbath.  First, the Sabbath is to be celebrated on a yearly cycle and second it is to be observed on a weekly cycle.  But the Sabbath doesn’t just apply to the … Continue reading

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The replay of Genesis 3

We all have motivations and they are powerful forces that drive us to act. Unfortunately, as humans we frequently allow our motivations to convince us of the need to meet our own desires for hunger, beauty and station in life. … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q105

Q. 105. What is God’s will for you in the sixth commandment? A. I am not to belittle, insult, hate, or kill my neighbor – not by my thoughts, my words, my look or gesture, and certainly not by actual … Continue reading

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Christ in the Laws of Justice and Mercy (Exodus 23:1-9)

In these 9 verses, the 8th and 9th commandments are expounded as they relate to practical life.  The command not to bear false testimony applies to false reports, malicious witnesses, favoritism, in fact it even relates to bribery.  Furthermore, the … Continue reading

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Replay of Genesis 1

The opening words of Scripture are the most all consuming and encompassing words which set out the entire Biblical worldview.  In these words we are told that God is the one who reigns over all time, space and every created … Continue reading

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Grace in theological debates

Read this if you are curious about a gospel centered approach to dealing with errant theology among Christians.  this is by far the best short synopsis i have ever read.  

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Heidelberg Catechism 104

Q. 104. What is God’s will for you in the fifth commandment? Aš That I honor, love, and be loyal to my father and mother and all those in authority over me; that I obey and submit to them, as … Continue reading

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