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Contentment Disallows Murmuring Vexation

November 4, 2017

For Lord’s Day, November 5, 2017 Dear Saints, First, a reminder to turn back your clocks tonight for Daylight Saving Time tomorrow. We return to Jeremiah Burroughs’, The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment, as a follow-up to our Wednesday night lecture series with Thomas Watson’s, The Art of Divine Contentment. Each book has as its […]

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It is Very Christ-like to Lament and Learn Contentment

September 2, 2017

For Lord’s Day, September 3, 2017 Dear Saints, After a long hiatus, we return to our excerpts from Jeremiah Burroughs, The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment. Let us be good students to learn and become master artists. Burroughs goes on to say that contentment, “is the quiet of the heart. All is sedate and still […]

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Paint a Better Picture

August 26, 2017

For the Lords’ Day, August 26, 2017 Dear Saints, We are so thankful to have returned from our 5-week trip to the Land Down Under!  We missed you terribly, and though we are still settling it is so goooooooooooood to be home! As you can imagine, I’ll be up late on sermons so I can’t […]

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Redeem Your Time While There is Time

May 13, 2017

For Lord’s Day, May 14, 2015 Dear Saints, This week, in this blog, I saw this cartoon: This reminded me of this cartoon I saw on the wall while visiting Isaac’s doctor recently: These just seem to go together and invite serious meditation.  I’ll let them speak for themselves, and close with this: See then […]

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Contentment: Spiritually Internal thus Independent of Externals

April 1, 2017

For Lord’s Day, April 2, 2017 Dear Saints, Here is our next installment of Jeremiah Borroughs’, The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment to supplement our Wednesday Night study of Thomas Watson’s, The Art of Divine Contentment (both based on Philippians 4:11). Having described what Christian contentment is, Burroughs begins to help us look at it […]

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Affliction: The Moment We Need to Learn More Contentment

February 25, 2017

For Lord’s Day, February 26, 2017 Dear Saints, Our next installment of Jeremiah Burroughs’, The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment deals with being content through affliction (which we saw from our recent Wednesday night studies with Watson’s book on the topic is the main classroom of learning contentment).  Burroughs writes: So far as your heart sinks […]

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An American Pastor’s Polemic on Politics

February 22, 2017

Dear Saints, While I was caring for Abraham while he was sick this Lord’s Day, I was afforded time to finish my reading of William S. Plumer’s, Jehovah-Jirah: A Treatise on Providence. The book has been a dear friend to me and covers a surprising range of things. Before I close the covers of this […]

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