Pastor’s Blog

November 21, 2019

A Practical Guide to Prayer

A Practical Guide to Prayer[1] Before they call I will answer. Isaiah 65:24 Introduction: George Swinnock offers some very helpful and practical steps to praying. He presents several things we should meditate on before praying. It may be appropriate to take each topic separately and then pray in response. He lists six categories on which […]

August 31, 2019

Leviticus 10, Unauthorized Fire

For the first and only time in Leviticus, we are introduced to Aaron’s two oldest sons Nadab and Abihu (cf. Ex. 6:23). From Exodus 28 we learn that they must have participated in the ordination process of chs. 8 & 9. These sons experienced God’s presence in the ratification of the covenant in Ex. 24:1, […]

July 21, 2019

Will we eat in heaven?

Today in our Christian Classics Club, we discussed the last chapter of Wilhemus a Brakel’s The Christian’s Reasonable Service (Vol. 1). We vigorously talked about a short statement made by a Brakel on p. 630 (see below). He explained in what way Christ could have eaten after the resurrection. We considered his words and sought […]

July 12, 2019

Denominations: Is it wrong to be in a denomination?

Being “non-denominational” always sounds better than being in a denomination. No one wants to be “labeled” or narrowly pigeonholed. Some even seem to believe that their non-denominational status is inherently superior to those stuck in an old man made denomination. But is being in a denomination inherently bad? They seem to imply that a denomination […]

June 29, 2019

Leviticus 9, The Lord Appears

Leviticus 9, The Lord Appears Aaron’s first sin offering as the newly ordained high priest was a “bull calf” — ironically, in Ex. 32, he had previously fashioned an idolatrous golden bull calf and led others astray. That God spared Aaron and destroyed others in that incident is a testament to God’s mercy! But to […]

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 […]

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