Pastor’s Blog

February 12, 2018

Leviticus 3, Peace Offerings

Leviticus 3, Peace Offerings This peace or fellowship offering is often voluntary and seems to be accompanied by a sacrificial meal (cf. Deut. 12:7). These sacrifices are very similar to the burnt offerings in ch. 1. Also, like the burnt offerings, the animals are to be offered without blemish. However, peace offerings are not restricted […]

February 12, 2018

Leviticus 2, Grain Offerings

Leviticus 2, Grain Offerings Unlike the burnt offerings, these grain offerings were not totally consumed by the fire — the priests were allowed to eat it (minus the small portions offered up). “A grain offering is a sacrifice—that is, an offering to the Lord for his utilization—even though it involves no death or blood…”[1] These […]

January 31, 2018

Leviticus 1:3-17

Leviticus 1:3-17, Burnt Offerings of bulls, goats, and birds These verses cover the three types of the same sacrifice, a burnt offering (vv. 3, 10, 14) – a whole offering completely burned to ashes (the word means to ascend, go up as in the smoke of the sacrifice going up to God). The donor offers […]

January 27, 2018

CCPC Reading Groups

Here is the reading schedule for the next several months! Outlines of each reading section will be provided on the day we meet. Please try to read as much as you can. If you cannot read all the material, show up anyway because you can still learn from the outline and discussion. DV, we’ll meet […]

January 18, 2018

Leviticus 1:1-2

Leviticus 1:1-2, Introduction[1] The first book the children of the synagogue used to read and study was Leviticus. Admittedly, it is probably the last book NT believers will want to read. But it is part of the inspired book of the Bible and therefore instructive. It will be difficult since we do not have corresponding […]

December 2, 2017

John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, A Study Guide, Lesson 11

STUDY SESSION 11 Introduction (pp. 145-154) Christian and Hopeful come to Beulah land and then enter the gates of the celestial city. Their death before entering heaven and their struggles with their own personal failures also come to light.   Readers Narrator (145) – does most of the reading Gardener (146-7) — a few lines […]

December 2, 2017

John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, A Study Guide, Lesson 10

STUDY SESSION 10 Introduction (pp. 137-145)             Christian and Hopeful discourse about good spiritual matters. Hopeful gave a wonderful account of the Lord’s dealings with his soul. Ignorance is also invited to the conversation and his misunderstanding of God’s method of justifying sinners comes to light. After this, they discuss how or why a man […]

August 16, 2017

John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, A Study Guide, Lesson 9

STUDY SESSION 9 Introduction (pp. 119-137)             Christian and Hopeful leave the delectable mountain and run into several unique characters on their way towards the Celestial City. Ignorance, Flatterer, and the Enchanted ground await them. One altercation between the two (Christian and Hopeful) is very instructive for all of us.   Readers Narrator (119) – […]

August 13, 2017

John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, A Study Guide, Lesson 8

STUDY SESSION 8 Introduction (pp. 115-119) Christian and Hopeful escaped Giant Despair’s Doubting Castle. In this session, we will read of Christian’s experience of the “delectable Mountain.” He encounters four shepherds (Knowledge, Experience, Watchful, and Sincere) on that mountain.   Readers Narrator (115) – a good normal amount Christian (115) — normal amount Shepherds (115, […]

August 12, 2017

John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, A Study Guide, Lesson 7

STUDY SESSION 7 Introduction (pp. 95-115) At this point, Hopeful joins Christian after Faithful is killed. On their journey, they encounter “By-ends” and several other men. They end up being captured by Giant Despair.   Readers Narrator (95) – normal amount Christian (97) — normal amount Hopeful (97) — normal amount By-ends (97) — a […]

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