What’s In A Name?

The names of his [Enoch] grandfathers depict and portray You [Jesus] in terms of great beauty and admiration. As Cainan means “hereditary lord,” so You, Jesus, are the “Heir of all things” (Heb. 1:2). Mahalaleel means “man who praises God.” O Jesus, You praise Your heavenly Father in all Your

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Lessons From the First Family

Now Eve called her second son Abel, that is, “vanity, transience, impermanence, hardship, and toil”—the same word that the preacher Solomon used five times in a row (Eccl. 1:2). This was because Eve was bitter from her birth pains. Here again we see what misery sin had wreaked. Had Adam

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Begone, Evil Spirit!

If the devil ever tries to attack you, if he ever troubles you with your sins, defy him in the name of the Lord Jesus: Begone, evil spirit! You have no power or authority over me. You are not my Lord. I have another Lord, whose own I am. He

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Commemoration of Boniface of Mainz

Commemoration of Boniface of Mainz, Missionary to the Germans Yesterday, June 5th, was the Commemoration of Boniface of Mainz, Missionary to the Germans. Unfortunately I missed posting something about the man and the day. So I’m doing so today. Boniface of Mainz was born in England around 672/3 to land

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The Same Spirit – a sermon

The Lord be with you On Pentecost Sunday, Pastor Rickert’s sermon said that the same Spirit that is present in the first and last chapters of the Bible and was present in the miracles fifty days after Jesus rose from the dead, it still present today, doing his work, his

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Pentecost

Today, the Holy Church celebrates with greatest joy the Feast of Pentecost. Make no mistake about it: it had all been for this. To pour out the Spirit, He first by that same Spirit had taken flesh from the holy virgin. To pour out the Spirit, He had lived that

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Cloths Make the Man

Cloths make the man; put some on if you can. Long ago there was a famous poet in Marburg who once walked through the market in the daily clothes of a commoner. No one gave him any respect. Then he went back, got his fine robe, and took the same

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Commemoration of Justin, Martyr

Commemoration of Justin, Martyr June 1 The Lord be with you Today we remember Justin Martyr, the man who is sometimes called “first Christian philosopher.” To find out a bit more of his history, you can go to the post made about him last year on this blog: JUSTIN MARTYR 

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