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Wayne Shelton

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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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

Thankfulness should be writ over our lives, and this sermon looks at this important doctrine in “Distinctives of Reformed Spirituality.”

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Thankfulness

One of the characteristics of reformed Christianity is the emphasis it places upon doctrine. It is often a reproach made against us that we think too much and talk too much about doctrine. It is felt by some that doctrine is divisive, that it tends to produce barrenness, an intellectual faith, instead of a joyful […]

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Rejoice in the Lord

Continuing with the “Distinctives of a Reformed Spirituality,” this sermon looks at the emphasis of sustained joy in our lives.

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Rejoice Always

It is often thought that the reformed faith, with its stern view of human sin and its emphasis on the majesty of the Almighty, is calculated to produce dour, humorless Christians, beaten-down, and without a spark of real joy in the Lord. In fact, someone once defined ‘Puritanism’ as ‘the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, […]

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