Month: February 2017

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Zephaniah 1:1–18 — The Day of the Lord

1 The word of the Lord that came to Zephaniah the son of Cushi, son of Gedaliah, son of Amariah, son of Hezekiah, in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah. 2 “I will utterly sweep away everything from the face of the earth,” declares the Lord. 3 “I will sweep...

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Canon and Textual Criticism (Part 2)

Whereas canon addresses the question of “which books” are God’s Word, textual criticism addresses the question, “Which texts?” We continue our introduction to the Bible by looking into how the Biblical texts have been transmitted through the centuries and how we can be confident we have God’s infallible and inerrant Word today. Download the handout

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Psalm 33 — Called to Worship

1 Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright. 2 Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings! 3 Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts. 4 For the word of the Lord...

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Order of Worship for February 26, 2017

Morning 1 All People That on Earth Do Dwell (listen) 43 You Righteous, in the Lord Rejoice (listen) 173 Praise Him! Praise Him! (listen) 438 All Lands, to God in Joyful Sounds (listen) Evening 30 Our God, Our Help in Ages Past (listen) 75 O Father, You are Sovereign (listen) 488 Remember Not, O God...

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Psalm 32 — The Forgiveness of Sins

A Maskil of David. 1 Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2 Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. 3 For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. 4 For...

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Canon and Textual Criticism (Part 1)

We recognize sixty-six books as Holy Scripture: thirty-nine in the Old Testament and twenty-seven in the New Testament. How were these books recognized? How do we know we have the correct books? Why don’t we include all the books the Roman Catholic Church includes (Apocrypha)? “Canon” comes from Green and Hebrew words that refer to...

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1 Samuel 31:1–13 — The Death of Saul

1 Now the Philistines were fighting against Israel, and the men of Israel fled before the Philistines and fell slain on Mount Gilboa. 2 And the Philistines overtook Saul and his sons, and the Philistines struck down Jonathan and Abinadab and Malchi-shua, the sons of Saul. 3 The battle pressed hard against Saul, and the...

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Order of Worship for February 19, 2017

Morning 115 All Creatures of Our God and King (listen) 528 My Faith Looks Up to Thee (listen) 298 The Head That Once Was Crowned with Thorns (listen) 271 Sing, Choirs of New Jerusalem (listen) Evening 103 Holy God, We Praise Your Name (listen) 551 How Blest Is He Whose Trespass (listen) 458 What Tho’...

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Psalm 31 — In the Lord’s Hand

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. 1 In you, O Lord, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me! 2 Incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily! Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me! 3 For you are my...

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Sola Scriptura

Sola Scriptura means “Scripture alone,” but there’s a few ways to take that. Sola Scriptura is all about the authority, sufficiency, and ultimacy of God’s Word—not the individual interpreter. It’s a matter of starting point. God’s Word is self-attesting. Download the handout