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Signs for the Senses

November 30, 2012

For Lord’s July 1, 2012 Dear Saints, Thank you for your prayers for our safe travels on our vacation trip to and from Atlanta. We just returned last night, and it is great to enjoy the cool ocean breeze of the Pacific Ocean again after driving through the desert. We are looking forward to seeing […]

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Follow the Narrow Path

November 30, 2012

For Lord’s Day July 8, 2012 Dear Saints, Last Lord’s Day evening, we began the last “mini-series” through the first half (officially) of the Larger Catechism on what we are to believe concerning God. This last series covers the topic of Judgment Day. You were encouraged to “Be Left Standing” based on Christ’s words about […]

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People Change in Christ

November 30, 2012

For Lord’s Day, July 22, 2012 Dear Saints, They say that people can’t change.  But in both our messages from God this Lord’s Day, the very opposite will be held out before you. In the morning, we begin to see Jacob showing some humility, honesty, and maturity.  He acts differently toward Esau and God than […]

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Certitude of Certainty

November 30, 2012

For Lord’s Day, August 5, 2012 Dear Saints, Tomorrow evening we celebrate the Lord’s Supper together. Following is another excerpt from Gordon J. Keddie’s book, The Lord’s Supper is a Celebration of Grace, to prepare your soul: “A seal pledges the validity and certainty of the thing signified … the symbols of the Lord’s Supper […]

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The Products of Pride and Humility

November 30, 2012

For Lord’s Day, August 12, 2012 Dear Saints, After last Lord’s Day’s sermon on Genesis 33:1-16, “Humble yourself for peace,” I noticed a theme in my devotions through Proverbs this week.  It was said in the sermon that peace is a product of humility. Proverbs has a lot to say about what results come out […]

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Thanksgiving: Religious Expressions of Cheer and Joy

November 21, 2012

Dear Saints, In preparation for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving Service, please meditate on this quote by Charles Hodge: “Foolish talking and jesting are not the ways in which Christian cheerfulness should express itself, but rather “giving of thanks”  (Eph. 5:4). Religion is the source of joy and gladness, but its joy is expressed in a religious way, […]

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Pious Delight in the Works of God

November 17, 2012

For Lord’s Day, November 18, 2012 Dear Saints, As we sing the first part of Psalm 19 for our morning worship this month, I want to share a quote from Calvin’s Institutes that has really blessed me in my day-to-day observance of God’s hand in nature which stays in my mind’s eye during our corporate […]

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