Devotional: “Praying When You Suffer” (20 Jan 2019)

We’re working through the Old Testament book of Lamentations at our Sunday morning worship services. A high-point in the book is how experiencing suffering under God’s hand often leads to a clearer revelation of who God is and what he is like. For this reason, Jeremiah recommends praying as a...

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Devotional: Worship Takes Work! (13 Jan 2018)

“Sing praises to the LORD, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name.” (Psalms 30:4 ESV) Did you know that the most repeated command in the Bible is the command to “praise the LORD”? [1] The book of Psalms is largely responsible for this. But this shouldn’t...

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How to Prepare Yourself for the Lord’s Supper

from Tim Challies, https://www.challies.com/quotes/how-to-prepare-yourself-for-the-lords-supper/ I am sure you have considered God’s command in 1 Corinthians 11:28: “Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup.” It sounds simple enough, but what is involved in this kind of self-examination? How should we prepare...

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Devotional – “God Became Man” (09 Dec 2018)

The Bible tells us what happened at the very first Christmas: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14 ESV). We know that “the Word” refers to Jesus because of other things John says in that chapter. One thing he makes very clear, though, is that the Word...

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When Ora is Labora

Monasteries were known (and are still known) as places of prayer. In Latin, prayer is ora. The monasteries were also places of work, labora. The life of the monks, then, was ora et labora, prayer and work. If we know anything about prayer, it is often the case that the...

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Finishing Well

  But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day. (Proverbs 4:18, ESV) First off, let me encourage you to not think, oh — this is only for those who are in their older years. This is written with...

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