Sin is not liberating

Sin is not liberating. People will say it is liberating.  Advertisers will attempt to convince you it is liberating.  Those who engage in habitual sin will assert that Christians who follow the way of Christ are in bondage and enslavement.  Sinners will smile, laugh, and appear joyful when engaging in sinful behavior, asserting that they […]

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Sunday Leftovers: Teach Me, Lord

‪Martin Niemöller‬ was a pastor in Nazi Germany who interned in Sachsenhausen and Dachau concentration camps from 1938 to 1945 for so-called activities against the state.  Following his release he revealed how the Bible sustained him during those years: What did this book mean to me during the long and weary years of solitary confinement […]

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Do you love the Word of God?

This morning we finished reading Psalm 119.  One of the great themes of this Psalm is the affection, joy, and love the psalmist has for God’s Word. I shall delight in Your statutes; I shall not forget Your word. (v. 16) Your testimonies also are my delight; They are my counselors. (v. 24) Make me […]

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God’s Word is settled

“Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven.” (Ps. 119:89; NASB) So many things in life are transitory and short-lived.  While we know God is permanent, stable, and dependable, yet we often still feel unsettled.  So this verse serves as an anchor to our storm-tossed souls, reminding us of the faithfulness of God and […]

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Are you happy?

Are you happy?  Truly happy?  Content with your life and circumstances?  Are you free from anxiety and worry?  Does your sleep pattern reflect that you are resting and trusting in God? The one who is truly happy is ultimately happy with God and His Word (Ps. 119:1-3). We live in a world that craves happiness.  […]

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Sunday Leftovers — Psalm 119:24

Charles Bridges’ comments on Psalm 119:24 (“Your testimonies also are my delight; They are my counselors”) are a fitting summary to this morning’s sermon on the third stanza of that great Psalm —     What could we want more in a time of difficulty than comfort and direction? David had both these blessings. As the fruit […]

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