• Through the Bible, Week 4

    Posted Jan 24th, 2016 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Do What We Do With | Comments Off on Through the Bible, Week 4

    Genesis 44 – Exodus 10, Matthew 11:16 – 14:21 By the time we ended our reading in the OT this week we were wading with Israel in the depths of Egyptian bondage. Originally Egypt looked promising. Funny, how that is. Egypt always looks promising. It always looks like the promised land but never actually makes …

  • Through the Bible, Week 3

    Posted Jan 17th, 2016 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | Comments Off on Through the Bible, Week 3

    Genesis 28-43; Matthew 8-11:15 Genesis 1-11 records primeval history with the original creation and God’s re-creative work during and after the flood. Chapters 12-50 describe patriarchal history with Abraham at the center. In and through Abraham and his descendants God will remake the world. God’s covenant with Abraham is progressively expanded in chapters 12, 15, …

  • Through the Bible, Week 2

    Posted Jan 10th, 2016 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Do What We Do With | Comments Off on Through the Bible, Week 2

    Genesis 1-27, Matthew 1-7 In an effort to encourage study and memorization of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, last year I led us through it, offering explanation and exposition along the way. It’s with a similar goal in mind that I will lead us through the entire Bible this year, offering insights, application and explanation here …

  • Westminster Shorter Catechism, Week 52

    Posted Jan 4th, 2016 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, The Apostles' Creed, Why We Believe What We Believe With | Comments Off on Westminster Shorter Catechism, Week 52

    Q. 107. What doth the conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer teach us? A. The conclusion of the Lord’s prayer, which is, For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever, Amen, teacheth us to take our encouragement in prayer from God only, and in our prayers to praise him, ascribing kingdom, power …

  • John 17:3

    Posted Jan 4th, 2016 By in Why We Believe What We Believe With | Comments Off on John 17:3

    And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. A Christian who lacks joy is an odd creature. The reason it is so odd is because, by definition, a Christian has joy. A Christian is a possessor of eternal life and that entails joy. …

  • Westminster Shorter Catechism, Week 51

    Posted Dec 20th, 2015 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Westminster Shorter Catechism, Why We Do What We Do With | Comments Off on Westminster Shorter Catechism, Week 51

    Q. 106. What do we pray for in the sixth petition? A. In the sixth petition, which is, And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, we pray that God would either keep us from being tempted to sin, or support and deliver us when we are tempted. The sixth petition grapples …

  • Westminster Shorter Catechism, Week 50

    Posted Dec 13th, 2015 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Westminster Shorter Catechism With | Comments Off on Westminster Shorter Catechism, Week 50

    Q. 105. What do we pray for in the fifth petition? A. In the fifth petition, which is, And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors, we pray that God, for Christ’s sake, would freely pardon all our sins; which we are rather encouraged to ask, because by his grace we are enabled …

  • Westminster Shorter Catechism, Week 49

    Posted Dec 4th, 2015 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Westminster Shorter Catechism With | Comments Off on Westminster Shorter Catechism, Week 49

    Q. 104. What do we pray for in the fourth petition? A. In the fourth petition, which is, Give us this day our daily bread, we pray that of God’s free gift we may receive a competent portion of the good things of this life, and enjoy his blessing with them. Competent is the adjective …

  • Westminster Shorter Catechism, Week 48

    Posted Nov 27th, 2015 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Westminster Shorter Catechism With | Comments Off on Westminster Shorter Catechism, Week 48

    Q. 103. What do we pray for in the third petition? A. In the third petition, which is, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven, we pray that God, by his grace, would make us able and willing to know, obey and submit to his will in all things, as the …

  • Westminster Shorter Catechism, Week 47

    Posted Nov 20th, 2015 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Westminster Shorter Catechism With | Comments Off on Westminster Shorter Catechism, Week 47

    Q. 102. What do we pray for in the second petition? A. In the second petition, which is, Thy kingdom come, we pray that Satan’s kingdom may be destroyed; and that the kingdom of grace may be advanced, ourselves and others brought into it, and kept in it; and that the kingdom of glory may …

  • Page 1 of 3312345»102030...Last »

© 2014 New Life Presbyterian Church of La Mesa. Customization by CreativePY & D3 Solutions. All Rights Reserved. Valid (x)HTML and CSS