Whether or not we gain knowledge…

Since God is the controller of all things,
it is for him to determine whether or not we gain knowledge,
and under what conditions.

Frame, HWP&T, 30

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Lucidity…not style…

Lucidity becomes the lingua franca of preaching
and must become the measure of the sermon, not style.

Anyabwile, RtBC, 59

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Their dangerous audacity…

… their audacity, therefore, is altogether pernicious and fatal, who pass by Christ
and forget his death, and yet rush into the presence of God.


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Collect: Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Trinity

STIR up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may of thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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Supreme environmental threat…

Tom Brainerd:

Someone looked at this one from the Archive today.

From three years ago, it doesn’t seem any less current than it did then. If anything, moreso. Of course, if one is appropriately understanding the Word of God, currency is constant, now isn’t it./THB

Originally posted on Livin' in the foothills:

Alec Motyer on Isaiah 24…

It is intrinsic to the doctrine of creation that human beings in sin are the supreme environmental threat.

Motyer does not write of ‘environmental threat’ in the manner of environmentalists. Instead, sinful man living upon the face of the earth has brought covenantal curse upon it. Because of man, the earth has become a ‘city of emptiness, of meaninglessness.’ Separated from Yahweh’s purposes, all of life spins further and further out of balance.

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Collect: Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Trinity

O LORD, we beseech thee, absolve thy people from their offences; that through thy bountiful goodness we may all be delivered from the bands of those sins, which by our frailty we have committed: Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake, our blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen

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Lordship => Epistemology…

God’s lordship has clear epistemological implications.

Frame, HWP&T, 30


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