Archive for November, 2008

Psalm 119:37

Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things;
and give me life in your ways.

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Thus saith the Lord

Self-examination in preachers was a trademark of New England Puritan preaching. “Before calling the congregation to account to God for their lives, thoughts and feelings, the minister first had to submit his own life to a withering, divine scrutiny. Only then could he project that message outward and say to his congregation with the proper combination of humility and finality, “Thus saith the Lord.”‘

source: Harry Stout

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I like the titles of these two sermons on baptism and the Lord’s table:

Baptism “A New Wardrobe”

The Lord’s Table ” A Feast in a Fast Food World”

Source: Michael Horton, 2008 Reformation Heritage Conference Lectures



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Coram Deo

Coram Deo is a Latin phrase meaning “before the face of God”.

In Christian theology it summarizes the idea of Christians living in the presence of, under the authority of, and to the honor and glory of God.

What a great phrase ! Wonder how come I hadn’t come across it earlier !

Should find some Bible verses that go with it. e.g. Genesis 17:1; Revelation 7:15; Revelation 11:4; Revelation 20:12

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Babylon the whore

“Do not love the world or anything in the world” (1 John 2:15)

“The world we’re not to love is the organised system oh human civilization that is actively hostile to God and alienated from God.”

This would be what Revelation 17-18 calls “Babylon”.

Quote comes from Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World, chapter 1

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31st October – Reformation Day

“Unless I am convinced by sacred scripture or by evident reason, I cannot recant for my conscience is held captive by the word of God and to act against conscience is neither right or safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, God help me.”

– Martin Luther quoted by R.C. Sproul Knowing Scripture

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