Month: March 2016

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Psalm 22 — The Lord Hears and Delivers

To the choirmaster: according to The Doe of the Dawn. A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning? O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, and by night, but I find...

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Titus 2:11–15 — Jesus Christ, Our Blessed Hope

11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who...

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PMW Youth Gym Day

Middle school and high school youth from area OPC churches are invited to a Gym Day at Christian Libery Academy in Arlington Heights on Saturday, April 30th from 11am-4pm. The day will include group games, lunch, free time, and a devotional by Rev. Bruce Hollister. The cost is $5, which covers lunch and activities. Please contact...

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Psalm 21 — Rejoice in the Lord’s Strength

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. 1 O Lord, in your strength the king rejoices, and in your salvation how greatly he exults! 2 You have given him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah 3 For you meet him with rich blessings; you set a crown of...

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Luke 19:41–44 — Triumph or Tragedy?

41 And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, 42 saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. 43 For the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up a...

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Titus 2:1–10 — Living According to Truth

1 But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. 2 Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. 3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, 4 and so...

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The Covenant of Works

The Reformed tradition has spoken of the relationship between God and Adam as a covenantal relationship. This covenant has been known by several different names: Covenant of Works, Covenant of Life, Covenant of Creation, and Covenant of Nature. Today we look more closely at the biblical data and confessional support for this doctrine. Download the...

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Titus 1:10–16 — Sound in the Faith

10 For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision party. 11 They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach. 12 One of the Cretans, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars,...

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Titus 1:5–9 — Portrait of a Godly Servant

This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you—if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an overseer, as...

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Human Constitution

In this lesson, we consider human beings and body-soul unities. We compare different views of human constitution, including dichotomy and trichotomy. We also consider different views on the origin of the human soul, including creationism and traducianism. Download the handout