Pastor’s Blog

December 7, 2018

CCPC Reading Groups for 2019 (DV)

CGG                                                                           CCC Christian Growth Group                                            Christian Classics Club 1St Sunday of the Month                                              3rd Sunday of the Month   William Gurnall                                                          Wilhelmus a’Brakel The Christian in Complete Armour                       The Christian’s Reasonable Service 3 Vols. (Abridged) BOT                                             4 Vols. (Unabridged) RHB   Jan.                                                                             Jan. (Vol. 1) 2:21-58                                                                        1:381-425     Feb.                                                                             Feb. 2:58-94                                                                        1:427-463   […]

August 31, 2018

The Glory of Heaven for the Dregs of Earth

The Glory of Heaven for the Dregs of Earth These three sentences from Stephen Charnock represent only a small sample of the veritable riches of heart warming theological reflections and meditations found in his The Existence and Attributes of God. Though it is taking me an interminably long time to work through his classic work, […]

August 11, 2018

1 Corinthians 1:1-9, Greeting and Thanksgiving

1 Corinthians 1:1-9, Greeting and Thanksgiving Paul first journeyed to Corinth near the end of his second missionary journey around 51 AD. He had been in Athens where he had addressed the Areopagus, proclaiming to them who was this unknown god that they worshipped. It was after he left Athens that he traveled to Corinth, […]

August 2, 2018

Leviticus 8, The Ordination of Priests

Leviticus 8, The Ordination of Priests Following the commands given in Ex. 28-29 about the ordination of the priests, this chapter records how Moses complied with the commands — it is the historical narrative of that event. Interestingly, the chapter states seven times the phrase “as the Lord commanded” (two additional times record Moses saying […]

July 26, 2018

Leviticus 7:11-38, Fellowship Offerings

Leviticus 7:11-38, Fellowship Offerings The peace or fellowship offering can be offered in three ways. It can be offered as a thanksgiving (vv. 12, 13, 15 – probably means a response to what God did for the offerer), a vow offering (v. 16, presumably in fulfillment of a vow the offerer made), and a freewill […]

June 24, 2018

Leviticus 6:8-7:10, Priestly Sacrifices

Leviticus 6:8-7:10, Priestly Sacrifices This section specifically deals with the priests (“Aaron and his sons”) regarding the burnt offerings (vv. 8-13), grain offerings (vv. 14-18), the grain offering related to their ordination (vv. 19-23), sin offerings (vv. 24-30), and guilt offerings (7:1-10). These burnt offerings are not the same as the ones mentioned in ch. […]

April 9, 2018

Church Hopping and Church Membership

Church Hopping and Church Membership The Scenario Someone told me that he did not belong to any one particular church but was a “member” of the various evangelical churches in his city. He was a member of the body of Christ and did not see a need to be tied down to one single congregation. […]

April 8, 2018

Leviticus 5:14-6:7, Guilt Offerings

Leviticus 5:14-6:7, Guilt Offerings This section has three types of sins that require the “guilt offerings” (vv. 15, 19, 6:6) of a ram (vv. 15, 18, 6:6). These offenses seem to be more serious than the sin offerings (5:1-13). How these guilt offerings differed from the previous sin offerings is difficult to understand except these […]

April 8, 2018

Leviticus 5:1-13, Offerings for Sins of Omission

Leviticus 5:1-13, Offerings for Sins of Omission The first four verses list four types of offenses or sins of omission. The first verse addresses the man who withholds relevant evidence in a legal matter- called to testify but does not speak (v. 1). The next two verses cover issues of cleanness — touching an unclean […]

February 12, 2018

Leviticus 4, Unintentional Sins

Leviticus 4, Unintentional Sins This chapter deals with the required sacrifices for “unintentional” sins. Priests (v. 3), the whole congregation (v. 13), leaders (v. 22), the common ordinary Israelite (v. 27) are all bound to offer the specified sacrifices. Everyone sins and has sinned. As one writer said, “Sin does not distinguish between classes of […]

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