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Romans 8:9-11 – The Power of the Holy Spirit

It is true, of course, that the Spirit draws attention to Christ and not to himself. We might therefore tend to think that we ought not draw attention to him either. But that is not the pattern of the biblical authors. Not only do the Old Testament prophets repeatedly foretell his powerful work (cf. Ezekiel […]

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Posted on: November 7, 2019 - 10:00PM

Romans 8:1-11 – The Work of the Holy Spirit

How does all that Christ accomplished become ours? That’s a question most of have never considered.   John Calvin asks: How do we receive those benefits which the Father bestowed on his only-begotten Son—not for Christ’s own private use, but that he might enrich poor and needy men? First, we must understand, that as long […]

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Posted on: October 31, 2019 - 10:00PM

The Holy Spirit, Our Helper

Love sometimes proveth unfaithful. “Oh! sharper than a serpent’s tooth” is an unfaithful friend! Oh! far more bitter than the gall of bitterness, to have a friend turn from me in my distress! Oh! woe of woes, to have one who loves me in my prosperity, forsake me in the dark day of my trouble. […]

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Posted on: October 25, 2019 - 5:51PM

1 John 5:14-15 – The Father Hears Us!

God loves to give us what we pray for. “And this is the confidence which we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have obtained the requests made of him.” The […]

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Posted on: October 18, 2019 - 6:35PM

Psalm 130 – Confession of Sin and Assurance of Forgiveness

This Sunday at Covenant Life, we will spend time in our service praying through Psalm 130 together. Read an excerpt on the value of using the Scriptures to confess our sin. A full diet of Christian prayer naturally includes lamentations, confessions of sin, supplications for forgiveness, and petitions for the gifts of the Holy Spirit. […]

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Posted on: October 10, 2019 - 10:00PM

Joshua 24:1-28 – You Can Only Serve God by the Grace He Provides

Ye cannot serve the Lord.   It seemed as though Joshua sought to damp down the enthusiasm of the people. They were all on fire to serve, but he repressed their ardor, crying, “Back, back! This is no place for you.” We are reminded of a precise analogy in the Gospels, where our Savior said […]

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Posted on: October 3, 2019 - 10:00PM

Joshua 23 – The Dangerous Consequences of Sin

I have preached the truth a hundred times to others and a thousand times to myself: You can’t sin without consequence. That’s not the way God has structured his world. It’s not the way God has structured his people. For Christians, the ultimate consequences have been fully paid by Jesus Christ, but this does not […]

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Posted on: September 27, 2019 - 8:55AM

Joshua 20-21 – Jesus Is The Greater Refuge

The attempt to find in the cities of refuge a typical representation of the great salvation fails at every point but one. The safety that was found in the refuge corresponds to the safety that is found in Christ. But even in this point of view the city of refuge rather affords an illustration than […]

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Posted on: September 12, 2019 - 10:00PM

Joshua 13-19 – Looking Forward to Our Eternal Inheritance

As Christians, we must understand that God has prepared, before the foundation of the world, this life of rest in God. God has already prepared in Christ all we need to walk the Christian life but we must claim it by faith.   Let us suppose that you go to someone’s home and the host […]

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Posted on: September 5, 2019 - 10:09PM

Joshua 11:16 – 12:24 – Remembering the Faithfulness of God

Life can seem so ordinary so much of the time, can’t it? Nothing terribly significant seems to be happening. We are wrapped up in the details of our lives, important as they no doubt are. The days pass, the months, and then the years, but we are not conscious, or are hardly conscious, of the […]

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Posted on: August 30, 2019 - 11:33PM