Tag Archives: Grace

Preparation for Worship (3/12/16)

Scripture to consider: Psalm 88 A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah. For the director of music. According to mahalath leannoth. A maskil of Heman the Ezrahite. 1 Lord, you are the God who saves me;     day and night I cry out to you. … Continue reading

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Stubborn Grace

Why do bad things happen to good people? This familiar question arises quite publicly in wake of a great tragedy, like the flooding in Chennai, India’s 4th largest city, earlier this month, that claimed lives of nearly 300 people. But … Continue reading

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Unrelenting Grace for Idolaters

It’s not what you have that matters, but what you do with it. So goes the old maxim, and it is true enough so far as it goes. Indeed all of us, whether knowingly or not, heed that proverb every … Continue reading

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A Mother Bird Protecting Her Young

Like birds hovering overhead, the Lord Almighty will shield Jerusalem; he will shield it and deliver it, he will ‘pass over’ it and will rescue it. —Isaiah 31.5 This verse captivated our imagination last Sunday—fittingly on Mother’s Day. God presents himself as a mother bird, fluttering over … Continue reading

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Preparation for Worship (5/9/15)

Scripture to consider: Isaiah 31–32 31.1 Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look … Continue reading

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