“It is possible that the saints and people of God can be discouraged and downcast even if there is an inward peace and quietness of soul” writes William Bridge in his book on Psalm 42. Ps 42:11 Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for … Continue reading When Christian Peace is Disrupted
In the December issue, Banner of Truth magazine published an article by Rev. Matt Purdy (PCA) entitled Ten Benefits of Corporate Worship for Our Children. As a pastor he raises some helpful reminders to parents and visitors why children in worship is beneficial to the life of the church. Singing - Our children love to … Continue reading Ten Benefits of Corporate Worship for Our Children
Ps 42.11 Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God. In this verse we observe the discouragements of the believer and how they can be remedied. It’s a reminder that the Christian can … Continue reading The Christian’s Peace
The saints will endure various sorts of afflictions, all or any of which, can be sources of great discouragement. Today as I have reflected on this, I’m reminded of Psalm 42, most well known for the opening verse “As a deer pants for the flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.” The … Continue reading Lifting Up the Downcast Soul in Affliction
Where the first commandment tells us the proper object of our worship (God alone) the second commandment tells us the proper manner of worship. In this article I want to finish thoughts on the Second Commandment and how it deals with our proper worship of God, highlighting some (but not all) of the thoughts listed … Continue reading The Why and How of the 2nd Commandment
2020 is upon us and many will make their annual traditions of resolutions. Many of us are starting to form plans and goals for various reasons and purposes. Do you want to accomplish a financial goal such as getting rid of debt, achieve a particular fitness goal, or perhaps establish a new discipline? Some will … Continue reading Don’t Read Through the Bible in A Year
The incarnation has to be one of the most profound mysteries which we confess. There comes a moment in your Christian faith where you begin to reflect on the significance of the incarnation and you eventually realize you are in way over your head. Thankfully the Church historic has been reflecting on this subject for … Continue reading What Child is This?