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Psalm 9 – Confidence in the Character of God

Now, it says for your comfort – you who seek the Lord – who really pour out your very soul before him – who seek him on your bed – who seek him in the different hours of the day – who seek him with an honest heart – who really hunger and thirst after […]

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Posted on: June 22, 2017 - 10:00PM

Psalm 8 – The Glory of God in the Gospel According to the Psalms

Now, what is the testimony of Psalm viii.? Look at the psalm. What does it mean? David praises the goodness of God, and the condescension of God to man. The name of God is known all over the earth; the glory of God is high above the heavens. He who has made the heavens, and the […]

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Posted on: June 15, 2017 - 10:00PM

Psalm 7 – God’s Holy Anger Is Our Only Hope Against Injustice

Our theology-averse age has lost sight of divine vengeance. This doctrine doesn’t fit well in a soft, therapeutic, “best life now” kind of Christianity. There’s a lot of “blessing” in such a system, but little justice. Christ becomes a brand-consultant to the upwardly mobile. This doctrine is also largely missing in garden-variety “new way to […]

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Posted on: June 8, 2017 - 10:00PM

Psalm 6 – The Lord Over Our Lasting Troubles

To fly and escape the anger of God, David sees no means in heaven or in earth, and therefore retires himself to God, even to him that wounded him that he might heal him. He flies not with Adam to the bush, nor with Saul to the witch, nor with Jonah to Tarshish; but he […]

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Posted on: June 1, 2017 - 10:00PM

Psalm 5 – The Holiness and Goodness of Our Prayer-Hearing God

What is it that keeps a man safe when he thus has around him the walls of some citadel? Is it himself, is it the act by which he took refuge, or is it the battlements behind which he crouches? So in faith it is the running of the man, when he knows himself to […]

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Posted on: May 25, 2017 - 10:00PM

The Scoop on the CLC Bookstall

On Sunday, one of our members reminded me of an inspiring story I found worth sharing…   In the years surrounding the Reformation, the Gutenberg printing press proved largely instrumental in contributing to the spread of literacy throughout Europe. Of course, while it’s great to remember how many in the non-academic world learned to read […]

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Psalm 4 – Our Only Source of True Happiness

The world desires something which it may see, and taste, and handle. The joys of faith it does not understand. We, by divine grace, do not walk by sight; but the poor sons of earth must have visible, present, terrestrial joys. We have an unseen portion, an invisible inheritance; we have higher faculties, and nobler […]

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Posted on: May 18, 2017 - 10:00PM

Psalm 3 – The God Who Saves

At verse 3, there is a vigorous realization of the spiritual above the material. David seems now to be his true self. He has left the little and beclouded view and risen to levels whence he can survey the larger providence and purpose of heaven. Strange as it may appear, it is when material forces […]

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Posted on: May 11, 2017 - 10:00PM

Psalm 2 – The Blessed Refuge of Trusting in Christ

Gracious and loving as the Saviour is, he is susceptible of anger on just occasions, and feels a holy indignation against those who slight his love. And “if once his wrath be kindled, yea, but a little,” it will utterly destroy us [Note: Revelation 6:15-17.]. It will be but little consolation for us to see […]

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Posted on: May 4, 2017 - 10:00PM

Psalm 1 – The Blessing of Delighting in God’s Word

God’s Word is the daily bread of the “blessed” man—is it so with you? The unregenerate delight in pleasing self—but the joy of the Christian lies in pleasing God. It is not simply that he is interested in “the Law of the Lord,” but he delights therein. There are thousands of people, like those in […]

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Posted on: April 28, 2017 - 7:00PM