Author Archives: Tom Brainerd

Congregational Prayer: September 8, 2019

Our Holy Father and our God, we gather here together on the Lord’s Day to give You thanks for Your goodness and praise You for Who You are. Thank You for the redeeming work that You have done through Your … Continue reading

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To not do the Devil’s work…

From Bunyan’s “The Author’s Apology” for Pilgrim’s Progress: Neither did I but vacant seasons spend In this my scribble; nor did I intend But to divert myself in doing this, From worser thoughts which make me do amiss.

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A limited audience…

“The only pupils it finds are those who already cling to Christ and believe in Him.” Luther on the Sermon on the Mount

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Congregational Prayer 20190113

Our Holy Father and our God, we give You thanks for this day You have given us. The Sabbath is indeed a delight, a blessing given by Your hand, and we thank You for giving us a day of rest. … Continue reading

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Collect: Second Advent…

Originally posted on Livin' in the foothills:
ALMIGHTY God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which thy…

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By What Means God Is Made Known unto Us…

“We know him by two means: first, by the creation, preservation, and government of the universe; which is before our eyes as a most elegant book, wherein all creatures, great and small, are as so many characters leading us to … Continue reading

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The Best and Most Stable Realm…

A word for today from words of the past… “In short, the realm of him is best and most stable who rules in the name of God alone, and his is worst and most unstable who rules in accordance with … Continue reading

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