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The beauty of holding your tongue

In studying for today’s lesson on Psalm 73, I read this verse:

If I had said, “I will speak thus,” I would have betrayed the generation of your children.

The Psalmist was in the midst of a personal thought crisis, and really wanted to speak his piece. But he didn’t, at least not immediately. He […]

Until I came into the sanctuary of God

“… this book brings us into the sanctuary, draws us off from converse with men, with the politicians, philosophers, or disputers of this world, and directs us into communion with God, by solacing and reposing our souls in him, lifting up and letting out our hearts towards him. Thus may we be in the mount […]

Dear Refuge of my Weary Soul

Anne Steele wrote this hymn in the mid- to late 1700’s. The thoughts and emotions are just as applicable today as then. Her version had 8 four-line verses, the modernized version put to music by Kevin Twit has changed that to 4 eight-line verses, eliminated one set and repeated the last.

Verse 1 […]

Come, worship with us

If you’re up north, in Michigan, near Cheboygan, we’d love to have you come worship with us Sunday morning. Here’s some of what’s going on tomorrow (August 9, 2015).

The adult Sunday school class, taught tomorrow by Harry Hammond, is finishing a brief study of Job, as part of a video series by Philip Yancey […]

The Mystery of God

A couple of quotes from a new book I picked up, “The Mystery of God” by Stephen Boyer and Christopher Hall.

“Theology is not simply a set of truths to believe; it is a path to walk, or a living vision to pursue – and a vision always pursued in the awareness that God is […]

Confession of Sin

I’m traveling on business and had to leave early this morning, which meant I would miss worshiping with my local church family at Faith Baptist in Cheboygan. I’m always sad when I’m away on Sunday because of the people I don’t see and speak with, find out how they’re doing, or what is going on […]

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs

Kevin DeYoung has added two posts to his blog on The Gospel Coalition blog site regarding the music used in churches. If you’re at all interested in the subject, they’re very good reading. He’s titled it “Ten Principles for Church Song” and it comes in two parts, five principles each.

The first five are here. […]

We are going

We are going to the house of prayer, pour upon us the spirit of grace and supplication; We are going to the house of praise, awaken in us every grateful and cheerful emotion; We are going to the house of instruction, give testimony to the Word preached, and glorify it in the hearts of all […]

Worship in Unity

Read Psalm 133 this morning as you prepare to worship. Then, enjoy your fellowship!

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Liturgy, Scripture and preaching

Here are two blogs by Zac Hicks discussing a more liturgical worship setting, and whether it means less emphasis on preaching and yet a greater emphasis on Scripture. I agree with him that there has to be room for all three. A formal liturgy, along with a significant focus on Scripture does not have to […]