Monthly Archives: April 2012

Jesus Saves (Joshua 1:1-9)

In my last series on Where’s Jesus I worked through Genesis and Exodus.  I was extremely blessed in my own reflections upon how the work of Christ was foreshadowed or hinted at in the Word of God.  This time I … Continue reading

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Necessity of Prayer (Institutes II.I.2)

For what do we accomplish when, relying upon every vain assurance, we consider, plan, try, and undertake what we think is fitting; then – while in our very first efforts we are actually forsaken by and destitute of sane understanding … Continue reading

Posted in Calvin's Institutes, prayer

Know Thyself (Institutes II.I.1-11)

We live in a world where everyone is desperate to stand out.  We live in a world where everyone wants their 15 minutes of fame.  And it is getting easier to achieve that superstar status with the phenomenon of “going … Continue reading

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Do you wonder about the supremacy of Christ? here is a great Piper message set to music.

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Jesus erecting and filling the Tabernacle (Exodus 40:1-38)

As we come to the last chapter of Exodus, the images and allusions to Jesus Christ have been many and varied.  We have explored the Exodus event, the Ten Commandments, the Tabernacle and its furnishings, the priests and even some … Continue reading

Posted in Exodus, Where's Jesus

Christ our Savior, Christ our Priest (Genesis 14)

The 14th chapter of Genesis is a fascinating chapter for two reasons: 1)    It stands as a transitional chapter between the first giving of the covenant in Chapter 12 and its elaboration in Chapter 15 and by serving in this … Continue reading

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On Education and Religion

Samuel Cooper in his 1780 Sermon “On the Day of the Commencement of the Constitution” aptly ties faith and education together and reminds us what is at stake in the schools of our nation.  When faith is removed from schools … Continue reading

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Moses inspects the Tabernacle (Exodus 39:32-43)

Exodus 36:8-39:31 is a repetition of previous material covered.  For those wanting to see how the Tabernacle, its materials, the Ark, Table, Lampstand, altar of Incence, the bronze altar, and the priestly garments all point to Christ see my previous posts by clicking … Continue reading

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What is needed for a national renewal?

Samuel Dunbar in his 1760 Sermon entitled “THE PRESENCE OF GOD WITH HIS PEOPLE” lays out a piece of wisdom in much need of hearing concerning the present and future of our nation.  Our future resides, not in messiah political … Continue reading

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What is Worthless speculation (Institutes 1.14.4)

Moses tells us that the earth was finished and that the heavens with all their host were finished [Gen 2:1]. What point, then, is there in anxiously investigating on what day, apart from the stars and planets, the other more … Continue reading

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