A godly man is a lover of the Word

Wednesdays with Watson is a weekly reading taken from my favorite Puritan writer, Thomas Watson.  This week’s selection is taken from The Godly Man’s Picture. ‘O how love I thy law’ (Psa. 119:97). A: A godly man loves the Word written. Chrysostom compares the Scripture to a garden set with knots and flowers. A godly […]

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Reading your Bible in 2016

While God used John Newton in significant and extensive ways, he honestly admitted what we too often dishonestly deny: How much time have I lost and wasted, which, had I been wise, I should have devoted to reading and studying my Bible!  But my evil heart obstructs the dictates of my judgment; I often feel […]

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Sermon: The Comforting Word

“The Comforting Word” Psalm 119:49-56 December 27, 2015 I’m not sure who did the research, but someone came up with a list of “America’s Top 99 Problems.” A few samplings from the list (in increasing order of importance): Terrorism Peeling paint Snakebites Ugly clothes Nothing good to watch on TV Light pollution Airline delays Orbiting […]

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He came with peace

The following is a manuscript of the Christmas Eve message I gave tonight. You may also download a PDF, video, or audio of the message. Perhaps you heard about the massive headline on the front page of the New York Daily News the day after the shootings in San Bernardino, CA. A page-long headline surrounded […]

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Learn humility from Christ

Wednesdays with Watson is a weekly reading taken from my favorite Puritan writer, Thomas Watson.  This week’s selection is taken from A Body of Divinity, and is a meditation on the incarnation of Christ. See here the wonderful humility of Christ. Christ was made flesh. O sancta humilitas, tu filium Dei descendere fecisti in uterum, […]

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Sermon: Christmas Dreams

“Christmas Dreams” Matthew 1:18-25 December 20, 2015 Christmas captivates us like no other holiday on our calendar. When we are young, birthdays are anticipated and exciting, but the older we become birthdays are associated with less anticipation and with more dread. We like July 4 and Thanksgiving in America, but those days pass quickly and […]

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Why Christ took on flesh

Wednesdays with Watson is a weekly reading taken from my favorite Puritan writer, Thomas Watson.  This week’s selection is taken from A Body of Divinity, and is a meditation on the hypostatic union of Christ – answering a number of questions about His incarnation. Q. Wherein did Christ’s humiliation consist? A: In his being born, […]

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It is a sin not to rejoice

Wednesdays with Watson is a weekly reading taken from my favorite Puritan writer, Thomas Watson.  This week’s selection is taken from The Godly Man’s Picture. Let me tell you, it is a sin not to rejoice — you disparage your Husband, Christ. When a wife is always sighing and weeping, what will others say? “This […]

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