Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 39 Q & A 89 Q How is the Word made effectual to salvation? A The Spirit of God makes the reading, but especially the preaching, of the Word, an effectual means of convincing and converting sinners, and of building them up in holiness and comfort, through faith, unto …

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In a time marked by anxiety, Following Jesus (a collection of talks by the late Henri Nouwen) bids us find our home, our security and belonging, with Jesus. In an early chapter he marks out the transition point of the ministry of John the Baptist, how his first, consistent command of ‘repent’ gives way to …

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The Bible has led the Christian church to understand its corporate gatherings as directed by God, directed to God, with blessings for Christians, and a witness to unbelievers. When the order is reversed that which God has directed for Christians to offer to him, along with the blessings they receive from obedience can be jettisoned …

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Michael Milton relates an episode from his past life experience of receiving a safety warning while working on an oil field and draws a parallel application to spiritual health: [The warning from his foreman] “When you smell rotten-eggs at the well site, boys, you are smelling a poisonous, corrosive, flammable gas that is hydrogen sulfide. …

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