Archive | October, 2009

The Good Shepherd

October 29, 2009

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No commentary today,…just good text. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.  But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.   To him the porter openeth; and […]

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Gospel-Driven, Nietzche, Nihilism, & Kant

October 29, 2009

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 I’m just a few pages into Michael Horton’s new book A Gospel-Driven Life.  He starts by contrasting the outward call of the Gospel against the inward reaching tendencies of modern thought.  Good reasoning so far.  We’ll have more on this later in the form of a review, but for now, have a look: [page 25]  […]

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…Lingering on the Sunday Message… 10/25/09

October 27, 2009

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Psalm 119 1 ALEPH. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. 2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. 3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways. 4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. 5 […]

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Anti-Viral Memorization Project

October 24, 2009

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ugh!….  I was just post-modernized…I mean, let’s get real.  Do you really know what gets pumped through your little, tiny brain when the news is on?  Um,…Let’s see,..Dali lama, universal health care, fiscal responsibility, Obama peace prize, hate crime legislation, tolerance, bigotry, evolutionary missing link, Limbaugh, Pelosi, another serial murder, corrupt police, absolutely no prayer in school, […]

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A Review: The 5 Dilemmas of Calvinism

October 23, 2009

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Look, if you want a tome on Calvinism, go elsewhere.  But, if you want a refreshing, lucid treatment of some basic elements, go no further.  Craig Brown considers some challenging questions, but keeps the theology and explanations well within the grasp of anyone who has a basic understanding of the reformed tradition.  Short in page count, this book reads […]

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…Lingering on the Sunday Message… 10/18/09

October 21, 2009

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Psalm 119:1-8, Aleph 1  Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. 2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.  3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways. 4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. 5 O […]

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A Walk Through Thomas Watson’s, “Body of Divinity” – Part II

October 20, 2009

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“Settled and Grounded”, two brothers forming the reasoning behind Thomas Watson’s call to catechising.  Rather than trying to define and separate these two myself, let’s let Noah Webster have a go.  From his 1828 dictionary: Settle:  6. To  pre=”To “>determine what is uncertain; to establish; to free from doubt; as, to settle questions or points of […]

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…Let Us Draw Near to God

October 15, 2009

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 Hebrews 10:19-22  19 Having therefore, brethren, boldnessb to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,  20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecratedc for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;  21 And having an high priest over the house of God;  22 Let us draw near with a true […]

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A Walk Through Thomas Watson’s, “Body of Divinity” – Part I

October 14, 2009

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Today, I thought I’d like to start a series and explore Thomas Watson’s, A Body of Divinity.   At least some of it.  The 640 page work follows the shorter catechism and expands it to a level of saturated detail.  Thomas Watson’s writing style is at the same time practical and eloquent.  When simple explanation will suffice, he is spot […]

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…Lingering on the Sunday Message… 10/11/09

October 13, 2009

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Psalm 119:1 Continuing on with the expositional study of this Psalm, we began with the reading of the first two verses.  The focus of the message, though, was simply verse one. I know this post is a little tardy, so maybe we can consider this a midweek reminder of some of things that were preached […]

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