Category Archives: Psalms

Cobbling together metrical Psalms…

In our church we use a fair amount of Scripture. We read a chapter from an Epistle even before the Call to Worship. Our Call to Worship is always from the Scriptures. We read a passage as a part of … Continue reading

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…when the word is purely taught, all things are safe, holy, and pure, although the gates of hell rage against us never so much, and we lose, not only our goods, but also our lives. Luther, A Commentary on the … Continue reading

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If we have unity…

We can dispense with uniformity if we have unity; oneness of life truth and way; oneness in Christ Jesus; oneness of object and spirit – these we must have, or our assemblies will be synagogues of contention rather than churches … Continue reading

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Things we must learn…

[We] must learn that the unity of the church is the gift of God, which we must defend and maintain with all our power. Luther, A Commentary on the Psalms Called Psalms of Degrees, 442

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Rooted poison…

This poison is rooted in our nature through original sin, that those things which are most excellent and necessary, we loathe and shun; and those things whereby Satan seeketh our destruction, we greedily desire… Luther, A Commentary on the Psalms … Continue reading

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If God be one…

There is nothing that would render the true religion more lovely, or make more proselytes to it, than to see the professors of it tied together with the heart-strings of love. If God be one, let all that profess him … Continue reading

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The unquiet spirits…

If the unquiet spirits which trouble tho church at this day, could believe that the peace and concord of the church is such an holy and a pleasant ointment to the Lord, separate from all profane uses, they would be more sober and circumspect … Continue reading

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