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Wayne Shelton

Deliverance from Bondage

In a day not dissimilar from our own the prophet Isaiah announced that Immanuel would come 7:14. It is easy for us to lose sight of the fact that Immanuel, ‘God with us’, was one of the most familiar and important convictions of the Older Testament. It lay at the heart of the promise God […]

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Dark is the Night

2 [a] The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone. Isaiah 9:2-7

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Darkness is Universal

Greetings and grace to you, my friends. As we prepare for the second week of Advent with the theme of PEACE, let me encourage you to continue your reading along with us in Isaiah. If you’ve missed a day or two, no worries. Just pick up where the reading is and enjoy. Remember, take a […]

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Reading Isaiah During Advent

Greetings and grace to you. We invite you to join us this Advent season in reading Isaiah. Will you? WHY ISAIAH? Isaiah is a book specifically dedicated to Israel’s history — their past redemption, present disobedience, and the future promises of God’s deliverance. Isaiah is a stunning book, and not only is it essential to […]

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The Celebration of Advent

Advent always comes at just the right time. On the Gospel Coalition site, Brett McCracken offers several new resources to assist your family in observing this season of worshipful waiting (read the full article here). He writes: “In the midst of hectic holiday schedules and at the end of another violent, troubled year, our hearts […]

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Reformed Worship

To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, we have considered some distinctives of a reformed piety. By reformed piety, we mean those things which ought to characterize people who believe as we do in the reformed church. Though not an exhaustive look, we have demonstrated that people who believe the reformed […]

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The Corporate Character of Grace

7 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your offspring after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you.Genesis 17:7

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Corporate Character of Grace

Focal: And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your offspring after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you. (v.7) For the past few weeks, we have been thinking on some distinctives of reformed piety, that is, what ought to […]

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Thankfulness

[a] Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.Psalm 111:1

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