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Let Us Still Stand Against Worldliness for Christlikeness

November 26, 2022

For Lord’s Day, November 26, 2022 Dear Saints, As I have just entered the 13th year of ministry with you this month and very recently began reading through a book historically important to my second ministry employer, the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, entitled, Here We Stand! A Call from Confessing Evangelicals for a Modern Reformation, […]

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Defeat Deadly Despair!

October 8, 2022

For Lords’ Day, October 8, 2022 Dear Saints, First, let me rejoice with you that Abraham Van Leuven met with Session this week to review his fully completed Membership Class test and discuss his hearty desire to graduate to communicant membership during morning worship tomorrow.  God is faithful!  Praise the Lord.  Pray that Abe’s first […]

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Van Leuven Kids, Mommy Join Pastor for KPRZ Radio Show on God’s Names 09/29

September 27, 2022

Since this post, the show ran and here is a link for its podcast where you can now hear it: ____________________________________________________________ Dear Saints, I wanted to share the following, which also can be viewed publicly here (if it’s easier to share if you might like to on your social media): https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6980663319565127680/ Another family interview to air […]

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Properly Prepare for the Lord’s Supper

August 6, 2022

For Lord’s Day, August 7, 2022 Dear Saints, During our Westminster Confession of Faith Membership/Enquirer’s Class this week we studied chapter 29, “Of the Lord’s Supper,” together.  In that class we discussed the Biblical warrant and practical benefit of weekly communion, but also the importance of preparing properly each week to come to the Lord’s […]

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Be Kind

July 15, 2022

Dear Saints, Our morning sermon this Lord’s Day will be on being “kind” and showing “kindness” with studies of these words in the Hebrew and Greek, and our featured text being the command in Ephesians 4:32: “ … be ye kind …”. At times, I like to search quotes and illustrations on a topic from […]

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Be the Boss of Your Body (Avoid Gluttony, Actively Exercise)

April 17, 2022

For Lord’s Day, April 17, 2022 Dear Saints, In One Thousand Evangelical Illustrations (Webb), Albert Barnes wrote: “Neglect is enough to ruin a man … A man who is lying on a bed of sickness need not cut his throat to destroy himself ; he has only to neglect the means of restoration, and he […]

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Let Us Love to Learn Well

April 10, 2022

For Lord’s Day, April 10, 2022 Dear Saints, After Rachel and I enjoyed a light breakfast at a cafe on the Southwestern College campus a few months ago, I walked her to class on a beautiful brisk morning looking out through a gorgeous courtyard framing Mount Miguel.  Along the way, I noticed a banner on […]

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