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An Appointment, Not a Habit

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Dear Ones –   Alec Motyer* in his daily devotional on the Book of Isaiah (Isaiah By the Day) says this:   “Isn’t there a disciplined habit to be cultivated if we are to get to know our Bibles like Jesus knew his? Yes, indeed. But isn’t it easy for the habit to...

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Insidious Neo-Pentecostalism and the Reformed Charismatics

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This article by Brett McCracken (a man I have deep respect for as a brother in Christ) in the current issue of Christianity Today grieves me on three levels:   The implication that faithful, non-charismatic Reformed pastors (like me) are short-changing our...

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Reformed Charismatics and Continuing Revelation

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If the assessment of Reformed Charismatics given by Brett McCracken in his Christianity Today piece is accurate, the movement diverges from historic Reformed orthodoxy in one salient area: Sola Scriptura: The Word of God Alone. There are alarming references in Brett's piece which seem to infer...

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Sheer Determination!

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If you are tracking with us through the Bible with M’Cheyne’s Reading Plan, then last night you were in Ezra 7. One verse in this chapter struck me. “For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the Lord, and to do it…” [Ezra 7:10] Ezra was an expert...

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Interceding for the Lost

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Within the church, there is much confusion on the subject of evangelism, specifically the means and methods to be employed to convince unsaved, unconverted, lost men and women to call upon and receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior. But more concerning than the confusion around the subject of...

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Jim Carrey is Not Far From the Kingdom

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"You can tell my inner life by the darkness in some of (my paintings)." Who even knew that Jim Carrey is an accomplished painter? Not surprising, given his more well-known accomplishments on stage and screen. Makoto Fujimura pointed me to this 6 minute video where Carrey talks about his art. The...

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Going Public with Your Faith

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"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit..." These words of Jesus (Matthew 28:19) are some of the last recorded words which He spoke to the disciples before He ascended to the right hand of His Father. It is...

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Isaac Ambrose on Christ's Ascension

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Isaac Ambrose (1604 – 1664) on Christ’s Ascension Consider Christ's ascension into heaven. What, shall he ascend, and shall we not in our contemplations follow after him? Gaze, O my soul, on this wonderful object; thou needest not fear any check from God or angel, so that thy...

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10 Essentials for Sabbath Soul Care

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The Bible, especially the Psalms. Praying the Psalms Prayers on the Psalms from the Scottish Psalter of 1595 The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening Hymns of Grace The Letters of Samuel Rutherford Walking with God Day by...

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Jared C. Wilson on Old Hymns

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The Gospel of the Kingdom is Like an Old HymnJared C. Wilson The gospel is an old hymn. The gospel is sheet music printed in antiquarian typeface on a yellowed page in a dusty book. It’s the “old, old story” and the “old rugged cross.” It is four verses—and...

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