• Psalm 119:25-32

    Posted Aug 29th, 2010 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    While on vacation Andria and I reflected on hypocrisy. No, not our own, those around us. I suppose that makes us good hypocrites too! Rather, our hypocrite meter — which is tuned very finely I might add – was being set off by those around us. It’s funny — or maybe not so funny — …

  • Psalm 119:17-24

    Posted Aug 22nd, 2010 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    This section begins with a plea for God’s grace, “Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live and keep your word.” (v 17). The word “bountiful” is a call for God’s grace and kindness. There is a specific gift which he sought in this petition. The Psalmist seeks that grace which the Holy Spirit …

  • Psalm 119:9-16

    Posted Aug 15th, 2010 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    The theme of this section of the psalm is fidelity to the Lord’s law. The desire and pursuit for righteousness is expressed in the words “How can a young man keep his way pure?” (Ps 119:9). Though purity is the goal, there is a tendency to apostasy which the psalmist recognized in his heart. The …

  • Reflections on God’s Law

    Posted Aug 8th, 2010 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments Reflections on God’s Law

    Church architecture is interesting to think about. My less than scientific observations have led me to conclude that the higher the church the more sophisticated the architecture and the lower the church the less sophisticated. For example, one does not normally expect to enter a cathedral-like setting when entering a Calvary Chapel and one does …

  • Revelation 22

    Posted Aug 1st, 2010 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments Revelation 22

    The Bible tells one story, a story involving paradise, paradise lost and paradise restored. Read in this way it all fits together, it all makes sense. Because of this, then, we are not all that surprised when Revelation 22 harkens back to the beginning. In doing so, we are reminded of paradise, paradise lost, and …

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