Preparing To Rejoice In Him // July 15, 2018

PREPARE YOUR HEART FOR WORSHIP ON JULY 15, 2018   REFLECTION “The poor have a right to a portion of your estate, as well as your natural children, though not as great a portion. In which respect the Spirit of God calls that part of the rich man’s estate which he can spare the poor man’s due…

Preparing To Rejoice In Him // June 24, 2018

PREPARE YOUR HEART FOR WORSHIP ON JUNE 24, 2018   REFLECTION “There is one vice of which no man in the world is free; which everyone in the world loathes when he sees it in someone else; and of which hardly any people, except Christians, ever imagine that they are guilty themselves… The vice I…

Preparing To Rejoice In Him // June 17, 2018

PREPARE YOUR HEART FOR WORSHIP ON JUNE 17, 2018   REFLECTION “Men will never worship God with a sincere heart, or be roused to fear and obey Him with sufficient zeal, until they properly understand how much they are indebted to His mercy.” ~John Calvin   “To gather with God’s people in united adoration of…

Preparing To Rejoice In Him // June 10, 2018

PREPARE YOUR HEART FOR WORSHIP ON JUNE 10, 2018   REFLECTION “Envy denies grace. The assumption of envy is that we deserve what another has been given, when, in fact, you and I deserve nothing. Envy tells you that you have earned what you could never earn. Envy forgets who you are, forgets who God…

Preparing To Rejoice In Him // June 3, 2018

PREPARE YOUR HEART FOR WORSHIP ON JUNE 3, 2018   REFLECTION “You see, the most serious money problem anyone could have is not debt; it is worship…You and I will never use money the way it was meant to be used, and we will never break disastrous money habits if we are not living in light of the…

Preparing To Rejoice In Him // May 27, 2018

PREPARE YOUR HEART FOR WORSHIP ON MAY 27, 2018   REFLECTION “The problem is that the created thing that you’re looking to has no capacity to satisfy your heart. It wasn’t designed to do that. It cannot give you inner peace. It cannot give you the heart rest of contentment. It cannot quiet your cravings.…

Preparing To Rejoice In Him // May 20, 2018

PREPARE YOUR HEART FOR WORSHIP ON MAY 20, 2018   REFLECTION “The Jesus way wedded to the Jesus truth brings about the Jesus life. We can’t proclaim the Jesus truth but then do it any old way we like. Nor can we follow the Jesus way without speaking the Jesus truth. But Jesus as the…

Preparing To Rejoice In Him // May 13, 2018

PREPARE YOUR HEART FOR WORSHIP ON MAY 13, 2018   REFLECTION “Our wisdom, in so far as it ought to be deemed true and solid Wisdom, consists almost entirely of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves.” – John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion    “There is a great market for religious…

Preparing To Rejoice In Him // April 29, 2018

PREPARE YOUR HEART FOR WORSHIP ON APRIL 29, 2018   REFLECTION “Christianity preaches the infinite worth of that which is seemingly worthless and the infinite worthlessness of that which is seemingly so valued.” ~Dietrich Bonhoeffer   There is no wisdom save in truth. Truth is everlasting, but our ideas about truth are changeable. Only a little…

Preparing To Rejoice In Him // April 15, 2018

PREPARE YOUR HEART FOR WORSHIP ON APRIL 15, 2018   REFLECTION “God’s greeting and welcome is a gracious way of reminding us of our utter dependence, cutting against the grain of myths of self-sufficiency that we’ve been immersed in all week long. This dependence and lack of self-sufficiency is then affirmed horizontally, as it were,…