COV LIFE BLOG

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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Posted on: May 25, 2017 - 9:03AM

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

Praying for our Children

I still remember the first time I received that one “favorite” comment-from-a-stranger about parenting. At the time, my husband was deployed and we had only one child (my most difficult one to parent to date). Sitting in the car before entering a store, my oldest and I shared a sanctifying moment. Soon after this, as we walked through […]



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Posted on: April 24, 2017 - 9:00AM

Philippians 1:27 – When to Leave A Church

Church leaving is a pervasive and regular occurrence, and it has no small impact on the Christian communities of which we’re a part. Yet despite the weight of the issue, it’s not something we reflect on thoughtfully too often. We ought to reflect on what the Bible tells us about what church is. We’re thinking […]



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Posted on: April 20, 2017 - 10:00PM

Colossians 3:12-14 – Living As the Church In Light of the Resurrection

No man can breathe into another’s nostrils the breath of life. But Christ can and does breathe His life into us; and this true miracle of a communication of spiritual life takes place in every man who humbly trusts himself to Him. This life from Christ is a resurrection life. Consider that our union to […]



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Posted on: April 13, 2017 - 10:00PM

1 Corinthians 12:12-27 – Why Join A Local Church

Five reasons to join a local church: 1. For the sake of the pastors. It lets the pastors know who you are and makes them responsible for you (see Acts 20:28; Heb. 13:17). 2. For the sake of obedience to Jesus. Jesus did not give you the keys of the kingdom for binding and loosing. […]



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Posted on: April 6, 2017 - 10:00PM

John 3:1-10 – To Be A Christian You Must Be Born Again

A little acquaintance with the world will furnish us with instances, of no small number of persons, who, perhaps, were before openly profane; but seeing the ill consequences of their vices, and the many worldly inconveniencies it has reduced them to, on a sudden, as it were, grow civilized; and thereupon flatter themselves that they […]



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Posted on: March 30, 2017 - 10:00PM