Tuesday, March 05, 2024

The Praise of His Glory in His Grace [Family Worship lesson in Psalm 114]

How does the Lord most display His greatness? Psalm 114 prepares us for the opening portion of public worship on the Lord’s Day. In these eight verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that the Lord most displays His greatness in saving His people.
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Monday, March 04, 2024

Elected, Substituted, Redeemed [2024.03.03 Evening Sermon in Numbers 3]


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Prayer as Fellowship with God and Submission to Him [2024.03.03 Morning Sermon in Matthew 6:5–15]


We must pray as children coming to an all-good, all-wise, all-powerful Father. Prayer as worship is a fellowship of communing with Him and a means of grace for bringing us into submission to Him.

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WCF 17.2a Saints' Perseverance Dependent Upon Christ and His Merit [2024.03.03 Sabbath School—Hopewell 101]

This perseverance of the saints depends, not upon their own free will, but upon […] the efficacy of the merit and intercession of Jesus Christ.
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The Crowning Companion Who Will Never Forsake You [Family Worship lesson in Proverbs 4:5–9]

Pastor teaches his family a selection from “the Proverb of the day.” In these five verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that wisdom is the companion who will never forsake you, more valuable than anything else that we can obtain.
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Grace to Worship God Acceptably [Children's Catechism 83—Theology Simply Explained]

Pastor walks his children through Children’s Catechism question 83—especially explaining how we must have grace in order to worship with the actions and attitudes required for the right worship of God.

Q83. What does the second commandment teach us? To worship God in a proper manner, and to avoid idolatry.
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How God the Son Became the God-Man [Westminster Shorter Catechism 22—Theology Simply Explained]

Pastor walks his children through Westminster Shorter Catechism question 22—especially explaining how God the Son became the God-Man.

Q22. How did Christ, being the Son of God, become man? Christ, the Son of God, became man, by taking to Himself a true body and a reasonable soul, being conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost in the womb of the virgin Mary, and born of her, yet without sin.
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Seeing God's Mercy in the History of Saving Sinners [Family Worship lesson in Romans 11:28–32]

Why have even elect Israelites been hardened? Romans 11:28–32 prepares us for the sermon in the midweek prayer meeting. In these five verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that God ordains that all whom He is saving would be shut up in disobedience so that He might have mercy upon all.
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Saturday, March 02, 2024

Worshiping in Our Way Is Worshiping Worship Instead of Worshiping God [Children's Catechism 82—Theology Simply Explained]

Pastor walks his children through Children’s Catechism question 82—especially explaining how we are only worshiping God if we worship the way that God Himself says to do so.

Q82. What is the second commandment? The second commandment is, Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I, the Lord thy God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me; and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me, and keep My commandments.
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