Monthly Archives: October 2015

Through dullness and sloth…

Calvin on Hebrews 5:11… 9And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, 10called by God as High Priest “according to the order of Melchizedek,” 11of whom we have much to say, and hard … Continue reading

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Nothing more difficult…

There is, indeed, nothing more difficult than to keep our thoughts fixed on heaven, when the whole power of our nature inclines downwards, and when Satan by numberless devices draws us back to the earth. Calvin, Hebrews, 146

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You know you’re in trouble when…

But when the design of the Apostle is understood, it then appears evident that there is nothing here that countenances so delirious an error. Calvin

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Collect: Twenty-Second Sunday after Trinity…

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LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy household the Church in continual godliness; that through thy protection it may be free from all adversities, and devoutly given to serve thee in good works,…

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Obedience of faith…

Calvin on Hebrews 5:9… And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him… “If then we desire that Christ’s obedience should be profitable to us, we must imitate him; for the Apostle means … Continue reading

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Comfort, life and holiness…

My longing desire for you was, that Jesus would reveal Himself to you in the breaking of bread,–that you might have heart-filling views of the lovely person of Immanuel, and might draw from Him rivers of comfort, life and holiness. M’Cheyne, Ninth Pastoral Letter Memoir … Continue reading

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For as, by this taking of flesh, he joined man to God; so, by dying in the flesh, by sacrifice he cleansed, sanctified and delivered mankind; and by giving him his Holy Spirit, he made him like again in nature … Continue reading

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