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Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the sake of the gospel, and not frightened in anything […]

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Looking in the Psalms for a time like this

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you […]

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Groves Letter

Dear Saints, I am sharing with you the full letter from J. Alan Groves from which I shared last Sunday.  Again, he was a beloved professor at Westminster Seminary when I was there, and particularly encouraging to the African Americans on campus.  His scholarship was breathtaking and included foundational work on the Hebrew Bible.  He […]

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A Sermon on Romans 8

Dear Saints, This week’s devo will be provided by Ligonier contributing pastor H.B. Charles Jr.  Son of a preacher man, he is pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL.  This YouTube message was a real blessing to me and my wife.  Listen closely.  He makes various distinctions that really make this passage in Romans […]

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An Article on Sexuality

There are many topics in today’s world that seek our attention and awareness. The topic of sexuality in our culture is one of those. It is one that leads people to discomfort, confusion, and challenge as they consider or hear about same-sex attraction and gender identification. Attached below is an article from Desiring God that […]

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In the Thirties of the Psalms

How might one muse concerning the character of God during a pandemic?  Our gut level assessment might suggest that God is either unaware of what’s going on or He can’t do anything about it or He is up to something malevolent.  He cannot be omnipresent, omnipotent, or infinite in goodness and this be going on.  […]

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What Love Isn’t and What It Is

By Hope Martin Love, real love, will never be pain-free. Pain in our relationships comes from lack of or poor communication. It comes from making assumptions about other people’s motives. It comes from broken and delayed promises. It comes from long days and short tempers. It comes from stubbornness, pride, and jealousy. Even our best […]

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A Gem from Jarratt

Recently, a sister from our church brought a musician to my attention. Composer, musician, and educator Undine Smith Moore hails from Jarratt, Virginia, the home of our sister. In recent years, Moore has received recognition for the her work as an African-American composer, particularly her choral compositions. Follow the links below to learn a little […]

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B.B. Warfield Essay

Dear Saints, Our feature this week is an essay written in 1887 by Benjamin B. Warfield (1851-1921) entitled  “A Calm View of the Freedman’s Case”.  I found this essay years ago when I was in seminary.  Who was Dr. Warfield?  He was one of the great Reformed theologians of the 19th Century and became the […]

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A Anti-Slavery Poem

Dear Saints, This week’s tribute to African American History during this month is a poem called “The Negro’s Complaint.” William Cowper wrote this poem in 1788.  He is known for his struggle with depression and how he brought Christ to bear in his struggle. He wrote hymns in the midst of all, as well.  Cowper […]

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A Sermon on Slavery

Dear Saints, Today, I am featuring a sermon by Aaron Turner, Outreach Pastor of Midtown Church, PCA in St Louis, which he gave at his church two weeks ago.  The sermon is almost a treatise on slavery in Scripture, but he also shows how American slavery was not biblical or indefensible, recognizing that Scripture does not […]

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Who Do You Live For?

Well, here we are. We made it to 2021. If you had any ideas that a new year would take us back to “normal”—you have been quickly disillusioned. Or perhaps, you expected more heaviness and upheaval and so, you have been proved correct. Whatever mindset you came into January 2021 with, we find ourselves brought to our knees, again.

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