Archive | June, 2010

A New Read!

June 30, 2010

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The Israel of God, by O. Palmer Robertson I began reading this book, in earnest, yesterday.  If you’ve followed this blog at all you know I have an appetite for reading.  But just as my mom always thought my eyes were too big for my stomach when it came to eating, so to are my expectations […]

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Sanctification Basics (Or Peace Like A River)

June 28, 2010

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By Louis Berkhof 1. Nature and Characteristics of Sanctification. Sanctification may be defined as that gracious and continuous operation of the Holy Spirit by which, He purifies the sinner, renews his whole nature in the image of God, and enables him to perform good works. It differs from justification in that it takes place in […]

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Talking the Sovereignty of God

June 26, 2010

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A Prayer of John Calvin’s

June 24, 2010

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This is one of those nights where pontificating, theorizing, declaring, or ruminating about some topic is just not satisfying.  I really only want to meditate right now; try to take in something peaceful from the Lord.  So for mutual benefit, I thought I’d post a devotional type prayer and allow it to speak to you […]

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Bonhoeffer: A Life Lived to the Glory of God

June 23, 2010

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Selected Quotes: Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a unique individual, called to a unique ministry, during and extraordinary time. Enemies – a word used often throughout Bonhoeffer’s writings.  I sense that his thoughts linger and recede to the impending conflict and national turmoil of Nazi Germany.  I believe he fervently sought after God’s mind. “Our enemies are […]

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The Gospel Coalition

June 22, 2010

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This brief video tells of the vision and mission of The Gospel Coalition.  Visit The Gospel Coalition website for a wealth of resources, blogs, publications, etc about the importance of proclaiming the Good News of Christ.

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The White Devil

June 21, 2010

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By John Bunyan “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”—John 6:37 This doctrine of coming to Jesus Christ for life, informs us of the evil of UNBELIEF; that wicked thing which is the only or chief hindrance to the […]

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God is One

June 20, 2010

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A Meditation on God Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: Profoundly, this is one of the most remarkable declarations in all of Scripture.  Clearly stated, God is the God of Israel and He is one Lord.  As I think about this, Intrinsic within the statement seems to be the […]

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Letter V

June 19, 2010

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By John Newton [Another Letter (#5), taken from “The Works of the Reverand John Newton;” I’m posting this to encourage you and to submit to you a thought about the promises of God.  It is my hope that Newton can reinforce the immutability and sureness of such promises. – DB] I promised you another letter; and now […]

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If Samuel Rutherford Could Blog….Redux

June 18, 2010

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[This is a re-posted blog entry from November.  I place this here to bring it back out into the light.- DB]  My belief is that if Samuel Rutherford could blog,….he wouldn’t.  Blog?  He’d probably think you were talking about the food in Aberdeen prison.  Gruel, gob, blob?  Of course, having read his work, I’m doubtful […]

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