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The Covenant-Keeping God

There is no doubt that the book of Ruth contains one of the great romantic stories in all human literature. But as we have seen, those words spoken to Naomi do not express human devotion alone. At their heart lies Ruth’s confession that she has begun to experience God’s covenant grace: ‘Your people shall be […]

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Introduction to Ruth

In his brief commentary on the book of Ruth, Sinclair Ferguson opens with these words: “The book of Ruth is not a work of deep theological reasoning like Paul’s epistle to the Romans, yet it is full of theology. It is not a magnificent symphony on the work of Christ like the Gospel of John, […]

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What Time is It?

As we conclude another year, looking back on our successes as well as our regrets, as we contemplate the commitments we will make to be different in 2018 and the related resolutions we will make for a new year, I thought it might be good to be reminded of what the Scripture says about change. […]

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To Declare His Reign

Christmas is a very dangerous message; it is not about a helpless baby but about God coming to us. The fathers of the church recognized the revolutionary nature of this day and thus it is not coincidental that the feast day associated with Christmas is St. Stephens day. Of course, Stephen (you can read this […]

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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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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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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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