Spiritual life is a struggle between the true narrative of who we are in Christ and the lesser narratives that seek to impose themselves as our identity. We seek to nurture the true narrative, and we can adopt habits that deflate or subvert the lesser narratives from growing. From Trevin Wax. For years, people close …

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Westminster Confession Of Faith – Lord’s Day 49 Chapter 30 – Of Church Censures I. The Lord Jesus, as king and head of his Church, has therein appointed a government in the hand of Church officers, distinct from the civil magistrate. II. To these officers the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven are committed, by …

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Songs of preparation: That I Might Keep Your Statutes, LORD (BOPFW 119E) and Sovereign Grace O’er Sin Abounding. Call to worship: Praise: Holy, Holy, Holy. Prayer of adoration and confession: Scripture assurance, confession of faith, doxology: When Peace, Like A River; The Apostles’ Creed; Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow. Continuous reading: Daniel 9: …

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A quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, which Justin Taylor borrowed from someone else’s book: Sin demands to have a man by himself. It withdraws him from the community. The more isolated a person is, the more destructive will be the power of sin over him, and the more deeply he becomes involved in it, the more …

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