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2020-03-14 18:50
MINISTER’S LETTERMy Dear Friends,“Come and see the shining hope that Christ’s apostle saw;  On the earth, confusion, but in heaven an open door … … Love… Read More
2020-03-03 16:05
A Benediction song (Noel Grant, tune: What a friend we have in Jesus)God be with you through the night-time, God be with you through the day:Angels guard and keep you always, as you journey… Read More
2019-10-14 23:10
We begin with the charges brought against McLeod Campbell by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1831: “the doctrine of universal atonement and pardon through the death o… Read More
2019-10-06 19:49
In speaking of the connection between Christian faith and Christian living, Berkouwer emphasizes the importance of a proper understanding of divine grace. He stresses that, through divine re… Read More
2019-10-06 19:48
Except for one reference to A Half Century of Theology, all of the quotations in this post are from Faith and Sanctification.Berkouwer approaches social concern from a Biblical and Reformed… Read More
2019-07-07 21:28
Everyone was so happy - ‘Long live the king! (1 Samuel 10:24). Everything seemed to be so promising - ‘The Spirit of God came mightily upon Saul’ (1 Samuel 11:6). God&rsquo&hell…Read More
2019-04-01 23:39
This post is not about McLeod Campbell and the Westminster Confession of Faith. Whatever else we may say about the Westminster Confession of Faith, we must say this: it is our subordinate st… Read More
2019-04-01 19:48
What do we mean when we say, "Jesus died for us"? Who are the "us" for whom Jesus died?A number of years ago, I read a paper, written by Dr Alan C. Clifford. It was entitled, "Atonement for… Read More
2019-02-12 01:00
“Then Jesus turned to the Twelve and asked, “Are you going to leave me?” Simon Peter replied, “Lord, to whom would we go? You alone have the words that give eternal l… Read More
2019-02-10 22:07
We stand between the past and the future. We are to give thanks for the past. Let us “give thanks to the Lord”, remembering “the wonderful works that He has done” (1… Read More
2019-02-08 13:59
2 Samuel 1:1-2:32Here, we read here about the end of Saul's reign and the beginning of David's reign. For Saul, the end was tragic: "See how the mighty have fallen!" (2 Samuel 1:19,25,27)… Read More
2018-11-16 21:15
2 Chronicles 7:12-22The gathering together of God’s people - “I ... have chosen this place for Myself” (2 Chronicles 7:12). Note also 2 Chronicles 7:15-16 - “... th… Read More
2018-11-09 17:53
Psalm 119:105-112God's Word is a bright shining light. It shines upon our life, and everything changes. Nothing can remain the same when the light of God shines on us. In His light, we se… Read More
2018-11-09 17:50
Psalm 115:1-18"Not to us ... " (Psalm 115:1). We worship the Lord. He has saved us. The God of grace comes to us. He calls us to "trust in the Lord" (Psalm 115:9-11). The Lord blesses tho… Read More
2018-11-09 17:44
Psalm 103What kind of person are you? Are you a forgiven man / woman? The God of love (Psalm 103:8) is reaching out to each and every one of us (Psalm 103:9-10). God's love is greater tha… Read More
2018-11-01 16:05
Psalm 93:1-5“The Lord reigns” - “majesty”, “strength” (Psalm 93:1). He is the eternal God (Psalm 93:2). He speaks to us. His Word is true, holy and eter… Read More
2018-11-01 16:04
Psalm 81:1-16 "Listen" (Psalm 81:8,13).* Why should we listen?(a) We should listen because there's something worth hearing.(b) We should listen because there's something we need to hear… Read More
2018-11-01 16:03
Psalm 78:12-25"He worked wonders" (Psalm 78:12), "He gave them drink as abundant as the depths" (Psalm 78:15), "He brought streams out of the stone and made water flow down like rivers" (… Read More
2018-10-30 23:04
Psalms 46-47'Be still, and know that I am God...Shout to God with loud songs of joy'(Psalm 46:10; Psalm 47:2). In our worship, there is to be both quiet trust and loud praise. We read the… Read More
2018-10-15 15:42
The first three verses of Psalm 18 set the tone: Worship. What a great start to this Psalm. Our attention is directed away from ourselves to the Lord: ‘my rock, my for… Read More
2018-10-14 18:32
Lord, help us to love You – and help us to love one another. How can we say that we love You if we are not learning to love one another? How can we learn to love one another if we… Read More
2018-10-14 15:52
“The Lord is my Shepherd” (Psalm 23:1).He speaks to us. He calls us to Himself. He leads us on with Himself (John 10:3).He is all that we need for walking the walk as well as tal… Read More
2018-10-14 15:52
“The one who has clean hands and a pure heart” (Psalm 24:3) - That’s Jesus. “He will receive a blessing from the Lord” (Psalm 24:5).How do we receive this bl… Read More
2018-10-14 15:52
The Lord brings light and salvation to us. He is our light and our salvation (Psalm 27:1)."The Lord is my light and my salvation" (Psalm 27:1).Whenever we confess our faith in the Lord, we… Read More
2018-10-14 15:51
The sinner becomes the singer and the servant.* “a desolate pit”, “the muddy clay” - This is our sin. We bring our sin to the Saviour.* “a new song” - Thi… Read More
2018-10-14 15:51
"God is our refuge and our strength ..." (Psalm 46;1). "Be still, and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10). First, the truth about God; Then, our feelings are brought into line with the trut… Read More
2018-10-14 15:51
The forgiveness of sins (Psalm 32:1-2); Confess and be forgiven (Psalm 32:5). Once we have begun our journey with the Lord, we are to seek instruction from His Word (Psalm 32:8). To recei… Read More
2018-10-14 15:51
Worship the Lord with joy (Psalm 33:1,3). We give thanks for the Word of the Lord and the work of the Lord. They show us His love. They assure us that He can be trusted (Psalm 33:4-5). We… Read More
2018-10-14 15:50
"Listen" (Psalm 81:8,13).* Why should we listen?(a) We should listen because there's something worth hearing.(b) We should listen because there's something we need to hear.(c) We should list… Read More
2018-10-06 22:57
“The Lord reigns” - “majesty”, “strength” (Psalm 93:1). He is the eternal God (Psalm 93:2). He speaks to us. His Word is true, holy and eternal (Psalm… Read More
2018-10-06 22:57
"Be jubilant, shout for joy and sing to the Lord ... " (Psalm 98:4-5). Our joyful worship goes to the Lord. First, it comes from Him (Psalm 98:1-3).Israel looked back to the Exodus. We lo… Read More
2018-10-05 15:49
"all the earth" (Psalm 100:1), "through all generations" (Psalm 100:5) - It wasn't just for there and then. It's for here and now. "Every person in every nation in each succeeding generat… Read More
2018-10-05 15:48
Hallelujah! Jesus Christ is risen today - a celebration for Easter, and every Lord’s Day.* At the start of the Psalm - “I will praise the Lord” (Psalm 111:1).* At the end o… Read More
2018-10-05 15:48
"Not to us ... " (Psalm 115:1). We worship the Lord. He has saved us. The God of grace comes to us. He calls us to "trust in the Lord" (Psalm 115:9-11). The Lord blesses those who fear Hi… Read More
2018-09-29 23:31
Psalm 5 is a morning prayer: ‘morning by morning’, we are to come before the Lord ‘in expectation’ of His blessing (Psalm 5:3). The Psalmist prays with great earne… Read More
2018-09-29 23:31
To whet your appetite for the Psalms, here are some early lessons:stability in the Lord (Psalm 1:1-2);service for the Lord (Psalm 2:11);salvation of the Lord (Psalm 3:8);sanctification fro… Read More
2018-09-29 23:30
In Psalm 4, there is a great message of the Gospel. By ourselves, we are sinners, turning God’s glory to shame, loving delusions and seeking false gods (Psalm 4:2). By grace, God ha… Read More
2018-09-29 23:30
‘Thou wilt show me the path of life; in Thy presence is fulness of joy; at Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore’(Psalm 16:11). In this earthly life, there are many… Read More
2018-09-29 23:30
Read of the Psalmist’s sufferings. Think of the Saviour, suffering for you (Psalm 22:7-8,18; Matthew 27:39,43,35). We highlight two statements: ‘My God, my God, why have you f… Read More
2018-09-29 23:30
God’s love for us inspires our loyalty to Him: ‘Your love is ever before me, and I will walk continually in Your truth’(Psalm 26:3). Loyalty to the Lord involves worship… Read More
2018-09-25 22:14
‘I will exalt You, O Lord’(Psalm 30:1). God is not exalted because we exalt Him. We exalt Him because He is exalted: ‘He is exalted, for ever exalted, and I will praise… Read More
2018-09-25 22:13
David is going through ‘the deep waters’ of suffering. He prays to the Lord for deliverance from ‘the flood’ and ‘the deep’(Psalm 69:14-15). He had sin… Read More
2018-09-24 17:04
Read the words - ‘His Name’ shall ‘endure for ever’(Psalm 72:17) - and think of Christ. His Name is ‘the Name above all other names’. He is ‘the… Read More
2018-09-24 17:04
‘The Lord reigns’(Psalm 96:10; Psalm 97:1). ‘The Lord is King!’. He is not only ‘the King all-glorious above’. He is ‘the King of love’. He… Read More
2018-09-24 17:04
‘Exalt the Lord our God... Make a joyful noise to the Lord’(Psalm 99:5,9; Psalm 98:4,6; Psalm 100:1). We are to worship the Lord with joy. We are to glorify God. We are to enj… Read More
2018-09-24 17:03
‘You, O Lord, are exalted for ever... The Lord reigns, He is robed in majesty...’(Psalm 92:8; Psalm 93:1-2). The Lord is ‘exalted’. We are to exalt Him in our wors… Read More
2018-09-24 17:03
‘How I love Your Temple, Almighty Lord! How I want to be there! I long to be in the Lord’s Temple. With my whole being I sing for joy to the living God’(Psalm 84:1-2). Th… Read More
2018-09-24 17:03
‘You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to you... Teach me Your way, O Lord, and I will walk in Your truth... I will praise You, O Lord my God, with a… Read More
2018-09-24 17:02
‘Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always. Remember the wonderful works that He has done...’(Psalm 105:4-5). The Lord gives strength to those who put their trus… Read More
2018-09-21 20:20
In Psalm 106, we read here about sin and salvation. There is a very realistic description of Israel’s sin - ‘They soon forgot what He had done and did not wait for His counsel… Read More

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