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Of Idol Factories and the King of Glory!

From this we may gather that man’s nature, so to speak, is a perpetual factory of idols…Man’s mind, full as it is of pride and boldness, dares to imagine a god according to its own capacity; as it sluggishly plods, indeed is overwhelmed with the crassest ignorance, it conceives an unreality and an empty appearance as God.                                                                                             (John Calvin, Institutes, 1.11.8)

We naturally make idols in our hearts. We naturally turn from the true God and worship replicas of our own likeness and image. We naturally suppress the truth of God’s self-disclosure in general revelation. We naturally are lovers of self: meaning, we are self-absorbed, self-seduced, self-interested, self-intoxicated . . . downright selfish beings.  Read the rest of this entry »

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A Song of My Shepherd

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This past Sunday morning, I was asked by the pastor where we have been attending for the past several months, to preach from Psalm 23.  I have preached and/or taught many of the psalms before, but this was the first time preaching from this well-known passage.  Perhaps, other than John 3.16, Ps. 23 is the best known passage in the Bible.

The Lord moved in a marvelous way in my own heart as I prepared and delivered the message.  I thought I would share some thoughts on this psalm in a series format.  I may even link the sermon manuscript to the blog at the end of the series.

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