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Love of God’s Law and Sabbath Day Worship

October 8, 2021

For the Lord’s Day, October 10, 2021 Dear Saints, Finally, by God’s grace, I am preparing to come back to our exegetical sermon series (in the morning, Deuteronomy, in the evening, Philippians).  Thus, in this Lord’s Day’s morning service we will be returning to where we left off in Deuteronomy, The 10 Commandments (specifically, the Fourth: Remember to Honor the Sabbath Day witnessing that we previous slaves to the world are now delivered unto sanctified Kingdom service).   As we return to the Ten Commandments, I am encouraged to recall Mr. Alex Lopez and what he shared during an interview…

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A Reminder of the Commandment to Get Adequate Rest — And Merry Medicine

September 18, 2021

For Lord’s Day, September 18, 2021 Dear Saints, Take a look at my parking job at church this afternoon!  I only noticed upon returning to get something else out of the car I had forgotten! I thought it’d be fun to share for two purposes:   It is a reminder to get proper rest and sleep.  As the Westminster Larger Catechism 135 reminds us, duties required in the 6th commandment, “Thou Shalt Not Kill”, include “ … a sober use of meat, drink, physics, sleep, labour, and recreations …”  Not too long ago we revisited this catechism and concept in…

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May the Glory of God Run as a Silver Thread Through All Your Actions!

September 11, 2021

For Lord’s Day, September 12, 2021 Dear Saints, After his opening discourse we reviewed recently from Thomas Watson’s Body of Divinity (which can be read here in my MeetthePuritans.org article that was just published yesterday), he first focuses on the Westminster Shorter Catechism Q&A 1: “What is man’s chief end?”, which answers, “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.” Watson writes: “The glory of God is a silver thread which must run through all our actions.”  So 1 Cor. 10:31 reminds us, Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to…

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God Energizes You to be Electric

May 16, 2021

Dear Saints, Last week in our evening sermon with Philippians 2:12-13, we saw that, We Will Work Out God’s Will by His Working in Us Something that Rachel brought up regarding the Greek word for work, “energize”, in verse 13 about the fact that God is working in us as the motivation to put our hands to work for Him and one another was what she just learned in her chemistry class at Southwestern College: Energy is defined as the capacity to perform work, or produce heat. Work is a force acting on an object over a distance, which causes…

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Jesus Christ is LORD!

May 1, 2021

For Lord’s Day, May 2, 2021 Dear Saints, I am planning and preparing to return to Philippians for our evening sermons this Lord’s Day. We left off with Christ’s incredible self-humiliation. But we will see next that His reward is His super-exaltation! Philippians 2:9, 11 read in part, “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name … that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” There is much to be said about this verse and its implication for Christians to be encouraged…

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Linger in the Presence of the Living God

April 11, 2021

For Lord’s Day, April 11, 2021 Dear Saints, “Elijah had the kind of spiritual boldness that is only given to those who linger in the presence of the living God.” These are the powerful words from a sermon by Dr. Philip Ryken in his Every Last Word radio program, Elijah Vol. 1: “A Man Just Like Us” (available at ReformedResources.org). The message is based on James 5:17: Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years…

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His Grace Rewrote Our Story, How Sweet it Is!

April 3, 2021

For Lord’s Day, April 4, 2021 Dear Saints, I heard two things on the Christian radio this week while driving that blessed me greatly thinking about our union in Christ and identity living in Him now as new creatures free from being haunted by our pasts, which I’d like to share with you. First, in between songs, the announcer said something like this:  “Are you having a difficult day?  Worship through it.” Amen!  Days are often difficult until the Eternal Day.  Even good days have their challenges to endure until evening.  How can and do we get through? Worship Jesus. …

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