Monthly Archives: January 2012

Psalm 119:65-72 I’m Listening (Illumination)

A Prayer for Illumination From the liturgy of John Chrysostom, 4th century: Shine within our hearts, loving Master, the pure light of Your divine knowledge, and open the eyes of our minds that we may comprehend the message of your … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q.128 & Q.129

Q.128. What does your conclusion to this prayer mean? A. For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever means: We have made all these requests of you because, as our all-powerful king, you not only want to, … Continue reading

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Seeing the glory of God (Exodus 33:12-23)

Moses wants to see the glory of God.  Every man is awed by the thought of looking God in the face and gazing upon that most powerful being.  Yet God declares that it is impossible for man to look upon … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q.127

Q.127. What does the sixth request mean? A. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one means: By ourselves we are too weak to hold our own even for a moment.  And our sworn enemies – … Continue reading

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Moses the Friend of God (Exodus 33:7-11)

Today we learn about communion with God through the act of worshipful prayer.  Moses goes each day to inquire of God on behalf of the people and their needs or requests.  We are told that The Lord would speak to … Continue reading

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Ps 136 Saying Thank You!

As we continue in our series on the vertical habits worship, we come to the words “Thank You.”  Like the other worship habits we have covered so far, we have assigned simple English that fits to the words many parents … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q.126

Q.126. What does the fifth request mean? Aš Forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors means: Because of Christ’s blood, do not hold against us, poor sinners that we are, any of the sins we do or … Continue reading

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The Golden Calf (Exodus 32:1-33:6)

The tragedy of the golden calf is how quickly the human heart turns from God and seeks to make gods in our own image and in our own power that we can worship and adore.  The Lord has been speaking … Continue reading

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Psalm 32 Saying I’m Sorry (Confession)

A 6-year-old child refuses to apologize for hurting his sibling.  A 10-year-old girl refuses to say she is sorry for torturing her brother.  Instead of admitting the wrong he or she has committed, each one justifies it, tries to ignore … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q.125

Q.125. What does the fourth request mean? A. Give us today our daily bread means:  Do take care of all our physical needs so that we come to know that you are the only source of everything good, and that neither … Continue reading

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