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This blog includes a few mediations by Herman Bavinck on the creation of woman. Herman Bavinck (1854-1921) was professor of Theology at Free University in Amsterdam. His book "Wonderful Works of God" is a succinct, easy to read condensed version of his systematic theology. It reads devotionally and is a wonderful guide for meditation on God. ...
Their daily work is to get their hearts crucified to the world and the things of it, and the world to their hearts; that they may not have living affections to dying things. J. Owen...
This blog includes a few mediations by Herman Bavinck on the creation of woman. Herman Bavinck (1854-1921) was professor of Theology at Free University in Amsterdam. His book "Wonderful Works of God" is a succinct, easy to read condensed version of his systematic theology. It reads devotionally and is a wonderful guide for meditation on God. ...Keep Reading
Songs for Saints in Streams of Trouble I used to think the lyrics went like this, streams of mercy never ceasing, call for loudest praise.But at some point I realized the line is, Streams of trouble never ceasing, call for loudest praise. Well, that is a different song! There is a lot of trouble in these days after the fall. The streams of trouble never cease. Many ...Keep Reading
More adults under 65 died from alcohol-related factors (74,408) than from COVID-19 (74,075) in 2020. Alcohol-related deaths are up 25 percent from 2019 to 2020 (as opposed to a 3% increase the previous years of 1999-2019). Young adults ages 25 to 44 experienced the greatest increases in alcohol-related deaths in 2020, rising nearly 40 percent over the previous year, acco...Keep Reading
When the Worship Team Doesn't Show Up Imagine the scene. The church has gathered on the planned day, at the planned location, and and at the planned time. But at the moment the service is set to begin, several members start to look around, their faces confused and concerned. Someone is missing. "Where is the worship team?" "Service has started a couple minutes late before...Keep Reading
Here is a glance at a handful of the books I read in 2021. If you find one that piques your interest, great. If you had read any of the works and want to grab lunch or share thoughts after church one Sunday, let me know. Here is anther reading list to consider:Top 10 Books of 2021, Kevin DeYoung *My commentary is not a full endorsement of any of the works. Neither do I i...Keep Reading
You'll find the short answers and the longer answers below. Just want a reminder or intro into prayer meeting? There is the 30 second version below. Want to really find help in motivation and direction as we gather for prayer? Keep reading. The Short Version What is prayer?Calling on God to come through on his promises.How is the prayer meeting organized? With the intent...Keep Reading
Their daily work is to get their hearts crucified to the world and the things of it, and the world to their hearts; that they may not have living affections to dying things. J. Owen...Keep Reading
All Couples Need Gospel-Centered Counseling Had it not been for biblical, gospel-centered counseling I don't know what state our marriage would be in today. Every couple needs counseling. Are you a couple? You need counseling. If you read this and think, "Nathan is talking about me because I was just talking to him about my marriage recently" you are 100% correct. If yo...Keep Reading
What is Satan is Doingin Our Lives and Our Churches? What Happened? Every day I or my wife handle at least one dispute between our children. At some point, the question is asked of one or both of them, "What is going on?" We want to know who did what. Who is responsible for the hurt and who needs to ask for forgiveness? Who needs to receive it? We do this everyday...Keep Reading