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Why? Because...

"This sweetest of the Psalms sings of many mercies which the happy soul of the believer receives, and it traces all those benefits to one source, namely to the Good Shepherd himself. 'I shall not want.' Why? Because the Lord is my Shepherd. I lie down in delicious repose in green pastures. Why? Because 'he maketh me.' I march onward making holy progress beside the still wa...

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Preparation for Worship (09/28/14)

Scripture to Meditate On: Hebrews 11 Hebrews 11:23-29By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they were not afraid of the king's edict. By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than...

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Is suffocation of pride necessary?

Yes! "Preaching the gospel to myself each day mounts a powerful assault against my pride and serves to establish humility in its place. Nothing suffocates my pride more than daily reminders regarding the glory of my God, the gravity of my sins, and the crucifixion of God's own Son in my place. Also, the gracious love of God, lavished on me because of Christ's death, is al...

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Preparation for Worship (09/21/14)

Scripture to Meditate On: Hebrews 11 [20] By faith Isaac invoked future blessings on Jacob and Esau. [21] By faith Jacob, when dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, bowing in worship over the head of his staff. [22] By faith Joseph, at the end of his life, made mention of the exodus of the Israelites and gave directions concerning his bones. Thought to Ponder: O...

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Do you worship when life's rough?

Paul David Tripp with some challenging thoughts in clarifying what the Bible says about worship: "When we talk about worship, here's what typically comes to mind a Sunday morning gathering where we dress up, sing songs, give money, and take notes during a sermon. There's much to gain from that type of setting; I refer to it as 'corporate worship' and think it's very nec...

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