Sermon: The Worshipper’s Hope

The Worshipper’s Hope Psalm 121 May 27, 2018 The older I get, the more I realize I am prone to forgetfulness. I don’t usually lose my keys or glasses, but I often forget things like appointments (which is why I am thankful for my Google calendar), tasks that I need to do, what I need […]

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The throne of grace

“Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need.” (Heb. 4:16; NASB) It has been 150 years since Victor Hugo wrote the classic tale of law and grace, Les Miserables, yet it is a story as much […]

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Book blurbs

In the interest of “something is better than nothing,” here are a few blurbs and comments on some books I’ve recently completed reading: Title: Bringing the Gospel Home:  Witnessing to Family Members, Close Friends, and Others Who Know You Well Author: Randy Newman Publisher:  Crossway, 2011, 216 pp., $14.99 Recommendation (4-star scale):  Summary: Newman not […]

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What makes a heart hard?

Examples of people with hard hearts abound in Scripture.  Pharaoh is the first one who is explicitly said to have a hard heart (Ex. 7:13ff).  He was followed by Sihon (Dt. 2:30), Israel in the wilderness (Ps. 95:8), the inhabitants of the land of Canaan at the return from Egypt (Josh. 11:20), the Philistines when […]

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