Monthly Archives: November 2011

Jesus in the Altar of Incense (Exodus 30:1-10)

Incense, Incense, Incense – what is the purpose of incense?  Did God just want to create a list of laws so tedious in his tabernacle that it was cumbersome to approach him?  Was it just busy work for the priests? … Continue reading

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Deut 18:15-19 The Prophesied Prophet

Advent is a time of expectation and excitement of the return of Christ.  However this advent season we want to return 2000 years into the past and reflect on the excitement the people of Israel would have had as they … Continue reading

Posted in Deuteronomy, Sermons

Heidelberg Catechism Q.118 & Q.119

Q. 118. What did God command us to pray for? A. Everything we need, spiritually and physically, as embraced in the prayer
Christ our Lord himself taught us. Q.119. What is this prayer? A. Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
 Your … Continue reading

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Where’s Jesus – Consecrating the Priests (Exodus 29)

The consecration of Priests is an act, which sets a person or set of people apart for service.  In Exodus we find the ritual that makes Aaron and his sons those men who will minister before God for the people.  … Continue reading

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Obedience rendered (Genesis 11:10-12:9)

Jacob DeShazer was a 29-year-old corporal when his plane the “Bat out of hell” was launched from the USS Hornet in the famous Doolittle Raids over Japan, April 1942.  Not a Christian, Jacob was full of rage and wanted revenge … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q117

Q. 117. How does God want us to pray so that he will listen to us? Aš First, we must pray from the heart to no other than the one true God, who has revealed himself in his Word, asking … Continue reading

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how to profane money

Want to know how to defeat the power of money, try watching this: Dr Calder – Financial Sewardship from InterVarsity twentyonehundred on Vimeo.

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Jesus in Aaron and Christians in the Sons (Exodus 28)

Much of this chapter has been dealt with in detail in earlier postings related to Exodus 25 and 26 but there are a few details in this chapter that are worth considering.  In the first half of the chapter Aaron’s … Continue reading

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Genesis 11:1-9 The Tower of Babel

I love a good book.  Wonderful plot lines, twists and turns, great humor, maybe even irony.  But more than anything, a good book must be engaging and speak to human experiences and universal longings.  That is what has made the … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q116

Q. 116. Why do Christians need to pray? Aš Because prayer is the most important part of the thankfulness God requires of us.  And also because God gives his grace and Holy Spirit only to those who pray continually and … Continue reading

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