Tag Archives: Christ

Does the Holy Spirit have you?

Does the Holy Spirit have you? Does he have all of you, or only some parts of you? Do you grieve him? (see Eph. 4:30), or are you led by him (see Rom. 8:12-14, Gal. 5:18-24)? Do you rely on … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes

The name of the OT book comes from the Hebrews “Qoheleth” often translated “Preacher” or “Teacher” but apparently more immediately means “gatherer”, I suppose gatherer of true and wise sayings. Ecclesiastes is therefore a collection of wise sayings. I have … Continue reading

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Living in a land of death (Citizens & Saints)

I’m living in a land of death The trees are burning grey There’s a smoldering smoke overhead And the night looks the same as the day It seems a miracle that I can stand When everyone i’ve known Drifts up … Continue reading

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Martin Luther on “how to deal properly with the question of predestination”

TO BARBARA LISSKIRCHEN. April 30, 1531. Grace and peace in Christ. Dear and virtuous Lady: Your dear brother Jerome Weller has informed me that you are sorely troubled about eternal election. I am very sorry to hear this. May Christ … Continue reading

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Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established

“Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.” Proverbs 16:3 Here’s Charles Bridges’ profound commentary on this verse: “An unsettled mind is a serious evil–a canker to Christian peace. Every faculty is thrown into disorder. The memory is … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Log (a dynamic post)

December 2016 Reformed Dogmatics: Theology Proper (Vol. 1) by Geerhardus Vos The Works of St Augustine (Sermons on Christmas Day) A joy to listen to Augustine’s ancient faithful voice proclaiming the good news of Christmas, even if some sections seem too strange, … Continue reading

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No one is established by wickedness

No one is established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will never be moved. (Proverbs 12:3) My Bible reading plan has me going through the book of Proverbs right now.  My prayer is that God would impress on … Continue reading

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