A reflection on the longing for the better world which Christians experience, and how Jesus has walked through the darkness of this life to bring us to eternity with himself. From Jonathan Gibson: One of the ways in which the Psalms connect to Jesus Christ is in the sphere of typological experience. The psalmist or …

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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 32 86. Q. Since we are redeemed from our sin and its wretched consequences by grace through Christ without any merit of our own, why must we do good works? A. Because just as Christ has redeemed us with his blood he also renews us through his Holy Spirit according …

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Scott Hubbard writes a short article about how God prepares us to face major trials by taking his people through multiple smaller trials of more mundane significance. How we teach ourselves to react with the smaller will be how we react to the larger seasons of adversity. The little trials you meet today are not …

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Tomorrow, for those of us who have not been called home, the work of our salvation will continue toward its completion: From Charles Spurgeon, quoted at Tolle Lege: If, when we were sinners, Christ loved us so as to die for us, now that He has redeemed us, and has already reconciled us to Himself, …

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Another day at the graveside with those who are grieving. This prayer for saddened hearts from Scotty Smith is apt. Jesus wept. John 11:35 Lord Jesus, though it’s the shortest verse in the Bible, these two words bring immeasurable comfort. Your hot tears, shed outside Lazarus’s tomb, are one of the greatest showers that ever …

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Westminster Confession Of Faith – Lord’s Day 29 Chapter 18 – Of the Assurance of Grace and Salvation (Cont.) (Paragraphs 3-4) III. This infallible assurance does not so belong to the essence of faith but that a true believer may wait long and conflict with many difficulties before he be partaker of it: yet, being …

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Westminster Confession Of Faith – Lord’s Day 27 Chapter 17 – Of The Perseverance of the Saints I. They whom God has accepted in his Beloved, effectually called and sanctified by his Spirit, can neither totally nor finally fall away from the state of grace; but shall certainly persevere therein to the end, and be …

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