Isaac as a Type of Evangelicals

Isaac is a type of all evangelical, godly, humble, believing hearts. Isaac confessed that Abraham’s inheritance was not rightfully his by law (since Ishmael was older) but by grace, since God granted it to him out of special grace and appointed him as heir of Abraham’s possessions. All the blessed

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Humble Like A Child – sermon

The Lord be with you Today’s (9-10-17) Gospel Lesson was Matthew 18:1-20. In it Jesus says, “unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Whatever does he mean? Blessings in Christ, Pastor

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God’s Promises Kept in God’s Time

“It is impossible for God to lie” (Heb. 6[:18]). Therefore Moses states that God gave Abraham an heir by the lady of his house, Sarah, “as He had said.” Moses takes care to repeat this thrice [in Genesis 21]. Oh dear God, help my foolish heart that I may never

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Grandparents Day

The Lord be with you This coming Sunday, the first Sunday after the national holiday called Labor Day, is Grandparents’ Day in the USA. It is officially an “observance” and not a holiday. It was first celebrated as a national observance in 1978. As a national observance, it is like

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Conversion – A Gift

For as in the Gospel account Christ says: “Rise up, girl!” and “Come forth, Lazarus!” [cf. Mark 5:41; John 11:43], and yet no one concludes from this that they could have raised themselves from natural death or cooperate with their resurrection by their own powers, but the whole work is

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Escaping our Crosses

All of a sudden Abraham packed up and moved to another country [Genesis 20]. Moses does not say what inspired him to do so. Our dear professors believe that Lot’s shameful affair gnawed at Abraham’s heart [Genesis 19:30-38]. No doubt his neighbors made use of it, saying, “Come now, you

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Theology for Mercy

The Lord be with you We all know that acts of mercy are part of our lives as Christians. However, understanding the biblical foundation for such acts may be lacking in most of us. We help because we “know” it is the right thing to do. We “feel” that we

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Sodom and the Last Day

Sodom and the Last Day O Lord Jesus, here [in the judgment of Sodom] I see an image of Your final judgment to which You Yourself point in Luke 17[:29-30]. As You came to Abraham with two of Your angels when Sodom was to be burned down, so You will

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We Remember Zacharias and Elizabeth

Commemoration of Zacharias and Elizabeth September 5 The Lord be with you Zecharias and Elizabeth are remembered on our calendar on September 5. They were “righteous before God, walking blamelessly in the commandments and statutes of the Lord” (Luke 1:6). One should be clear about what the New Testament means

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