Do You Have an “Ear-Stomach”?

Even we sinners have some capacity to know what we need. Our stomach is good at letting us know when we need food. … Our stomach, though, cannot tell us what kind of food we need. A Twinkie or a carrot will both do. Our stomach knows it needs food,

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“Be Jesus For Me”

Johann Gerhard had an encyclopedic knowledge of the Church Father’s and was more than willing to cite them to underscore the points he made in his Theological Commonplaces. Here he quotes Anselm, De mis. hominis, p. 50. O Jesus, for the sake of Your sweet name, do unto me according

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Using the Name of Jesus

The practical use [of “Jesus/Savior”] is consoling, and the devout ancients explain this in very sweet words. Because this name was applied to the Messiah not by human decision but by divine command, because His name is proper and uniquely His, because it includes the treasury of all the benefits

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Doer of the Law

You cannot produce anyone in all the world to whom the title “doer of the Law” applies apart from the promise of the Gospel. “Doer of the Law” is, therefore, a fictitious term, which no one understand unless he is outside and beyond the Law in the blessings and faith

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SED Staff Changes

My dear sisters and brothers in Christ! While the echoes of final chords of A Mighty Fortress still ring in our ears, I’d like to share some of the Lord’s work among us – He’s always moving among us in His exciting, yet unpredictable ways. The Rev (and almost Dr)

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All Saints’ Day

All Saints’ Day November 1 The Lord be with you The Feast of All Saints is the most comprehensive of the days of commemoration, encompassing the entire scope of that great cloud of witnesses with which we are surrounded (Hebrews 12:1). It holds before the eyes of faith that great

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