Monday: How to Worship God

Theme: Rediscovering Worship

In this week’s lessons, we learn how and why to worship God, and also see the need to respond rightly to the gospel while there is still time.

Scripture: Psalm 95:1-11

Psalm 95 tells us how to worship. Indeed, it does more. It is a call to worship; it explains how and why we should worship; and it warns of what can happen if we do not worship but harden our hearts instead.

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Holding Fast the Confession

Two presbyterian ministers, Jonathan Master and Carl Trueman, offer thoughts on examining ministerial candidates with regard to the doctrine of God.

The last few years have seen a significant – and most welcome – revival of interest in the Christian doctrine of God among Reformed and evangelical writers.  Scholars working in patristic, medieval, and Reformation periods have enriched our knowledge of the creedal and confessional heritage of the church; and, as our knowledge of what the creeds and confessions meant has deepened, many of us have become acutely aware of the (unintentionally) heterodox and even heretical nature of many of our own previous beliefs on these matters.

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Friday: All Hearts Open, All Desires Known

Theme: Living by Faith

In this week’s lessons we are reminded that in his time the Lord will both punish the wicked and vindicate the righteous.

Scripture: Psalm 94:1-23

The last stanza of Psalm 94 gets back to where it started, with God as the Judge of all the earth (vv. 20-23). The corrupt judgment thrones of this earth cannot be allied with the upright throne of heaven. Thus, the psalmist looks for the day when the Judge of the earth will rise to destroy the wicked for their sins against the righteous.

The last stanza of Psalm 94 gets back to where it started, with God as the Judge of all the earth (vv. 20-23). The corrupt judgment thrones of this earth cannot be allied with the upright throne of heaven. Thus, the psalmist looks for the day when the Judge of the earth will rise to destroy the wicked for their sins against the righteous.

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Thursday: All Hearts Open, All Desires Known

Theme: The Life-Sustaining Word

In this week’s lessons we are reminded that in his time the Lord will both punish the wicked and vindicate the righteous.

Scripture: Psalm 94:1-23

Four things are promised to God's people in verses 12-15. Yesterday we looked at the first promise, relief from days of trouble. Today we examine three more.

Four things are promised to God's people in verses 12-15. Yesterday we looked at the first promise, relief from days of trouble. Today we examine three more.

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Wednesday: All Hearts Open, All Desires Known

Theme: The Omniscient One

In this week’s lessons we are reminded that in his time the Lord will both punish the wicked and vindicate the righteous.

Scripture: Psalm 94:1-23

In the meantime, the psalmist boldly warns the arrogant oppressors of this world whom he calls fools (vv. 8-11). He does it by a sharp series of rhetorical questions that remind us of Amos's questions in chapter 3 of his prophecy ("Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so? Does a lion roar in the thicket when he has not prey?...When disaster comes to a city, has not the LORD caused it? [vv. 3, 4, 6]). Psalm 94 asks, “Does he who implanted the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see? Does he who disciplines nations not punish? Does he who teaches man lack knowledge?”

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Tuesday: All Hearts Open, All Desires Known

Theme: God’s Vengeance

In this week’s lessons we are reminded that in his time the Lord will both punish the wicked and vindicate the righteous.

Scripture: Psalm 94:1-23

The problem some people will have with these verses from Psalm 94 is that they use the word "vengeance,” and they do not like this word.

The problem some people will have with these verses from Psalm 94 is that they use the word "vengeance,” and they do not like this word. The real problem for such people is that they do not distinguish between vengeance and revenge...The reason why vengeance belongs to God and not man is that in man our emotions usually cause it to degenerate into mere revenge. Vengeance is proper to God. It is a function of his perfect justice. 

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Monday: All Hearts Open, All Desires Known

Theme: A Call for Justice

In this week’s lessons we are reminded that in his time the Lord will both punish the wicked and vindicate the righteous.

Scripture: Psalm 94:1-23

“There are times when the wicked seem to have things all their own way,” says Charles Haddon Spurgeon in a sermon on Psalm 94. That is never entirely the case, of course. The wicked have their troubles too, not the least of which are problems dealing with one another. But they do seem to prosper, and they certainly oppress those who are weaker than they are and take advantage of them. The earth is not a place for perfect justice.

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Humpty Dumpty Revisited

What should we think about the change of meaning in confessional language?

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The Peacemakers

A true peacemaker longs for peace, prays for peace, works for peace, and sacrifices for peace, but the realization of peace may never come.

With each passing beatitude in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5, it becomes more and more clear that a person cannot be a genuine Christian without have their attitudes and actions completely and radically transformed from the inside out. Regardless the extent of your exegetical gymnastics, there is no possibility of developing a theology of salvation by works from Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 5. In fact, it is quite the opposite.

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Friday: A Psalm to God as King

Theme: God’s Word and Holiness

In this week’s lessons we see what it means for God to reign over all.

Scripture: Psalm 93:1-5

One of the greatest things about the Bible is its unexpected character, for often just when we think things are coming to an end we suddenly come to something that is quite fresh and that stretches our thinking a bit further than we had expected to go. That is the case with verse 5, which is the final stanza of the psalm.

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