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Psalm 11 – The Lord Our Refuge

Have you ever felt like running away? “In the Lord I put my trust; how can you say to my soul, ‘Flee as a bird to your mountain’?” (v. 1). All of us have days when we feel like quitting. We throw up our hands and say, “That’s it. I’ve had it, and I’m leaving.” […]

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

Psalm 10 – The Lord Hears Even We Think He Isn’t Listening

If God has had love enough to prepare your heart to pray, He has grace enough to give you the blessing. The more difficult thing of the two is not to give the blessing, but to prepare your heart to cry for it. If He has done the one He will certainly do the other. […]

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Posted on: June 29, 2017 - 10:00PM

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