In turn, God stood on a rock before Israel, Moses struck the rock, and from the rock came the water. God himself took the blow that Israel deserved, and that resulted in the saving of their lives.Read More
Let us think over Ecclesiastes 5:1 as we prepare to worship. “Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil.”Read More
Evangelical Christians often say “We are saved by faith.” It is a perfectly fine statement as long as we understand that it is actually highly compressed statement of convenience.Read More
The Lamb is our shelter and refuge, our fortress and rock. And he who protects us is greater and mightier than all who threaten us. The mighty Savior will carry us through this tough world.Read More
Just what exactly is the “normal” or “ideal” Christian life? Some say that the Christian life is lived most fully when God’s presence and favor are felt close at hand, the heart brims over with joyful praise, and we conquer all our enemies, be they our besetting sins or our enemies. It all sounds so wonderful.Read More
So we trust, in the midst of pain and shock over evil, much of it not our making, that God remains our Shepherd. God has granted us to suffer for a while. Yet he is our good and loving Shepherd. His face shines on us in this dark world.Read More
Q. 35. What is sanctification?
A. Sanctification is the work of God’s free grace, whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of God, and are enabled more and more to die unto sin, and live unto righteousness.Read More
Q. 31. What is effectual calling?
A. Effectual calling is the work of God’s Spirit, whereby, convincing us of our sin and misery, enlightening our minds in the knowledge of Christ, and renewing our wills, he doth persuade and enable us to embrace Jesus Christ, freely offered to us in the gospel.Read More