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The Steadfastness of Job

Resident Faculty, Bryan D. Estelle   |   November 10,2016   |   Old Testament, Job   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

This devotion will suggest that “steadfastness” or “perseverance” is the right notion for James 5:11, not “the patience” of Job. Furthermore, this suggests that James is referring to Canonical Job in its unity, not just the first part of Job.

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Church Growth Is Word Growth

The Lord gives to his church “mercy servants,” whose deeds of compassion complement the gospel witness of his “Word servants.”

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My Peace

Guests, B.J. Gorrell   |   November 1,2016   |   New Testament, John   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series

The peace of God in His Son, Jesus Christ, surpasses understanding, says Paul in Philippians 4. 

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The Foundation of Knowledge

Dr. Estelle exposits Proverbs 2:1-11

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Spirit-filled Servants

The seven servants were qualified to care for widows’ material needs because Christ’s church discerned that they were “full of the Spirit and wisdom.”  

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The Wisdom Gateway to the Psalter

Resident Faculty, Charles Telfer   |   October 20,2016   |   Old Testament, Psalms   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

Psalms 1 and 2 form a two-paneled door which opens on the riches of the Christian life illustrated in the Psalter. The only way into the truly happy life is through the door of wisdom, which is through Christ who is himself the Way and the Life. 
 

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Blessed to Preach the Gospel to the Nations

Guests, Daniel Iverson III   |   October 18,2016   |   New Testament, Ephesians   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series

 We often think of the struggles of ministry.  The Apostle Paul certainly had many. But we in ministry can be greatly encouraged by Eph 3:7 where Paul uses the word “grace” to describe the "blessing” that was given to him to preach the gospel to the nations.

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God’s Righteous Wisdom

Resident Faculty, R. Scott Clark   |   October 13,2016   |   Old Testament, Job   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

In Job 38 Yahweh accepts Job's challenge to justify himself on condition that Job can prove that he has standing to bring suit against Almighty God. 
 

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Differentiating “Diakoniai”

The apostles’ response to the need of Greek-speaking widows in the Jerusalem church shows two truths that define how ministry must be done in Christ’s church.

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Sufficiency and Satisfaction

Resident Faculty, Joel E. Kim   |   October 6,2016   |   Old Testament, Proverbs   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

How much is enough?  In this prayer, we are reminded that we should not be seeking abundance or lack, but sufficiency.  Sufficiency prevents us from being prideful or greedy, but allows us to find satisfaction in God alone. 

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Christ Our King

Guests, Matt Eusey   |   October 4,2016   |   New Testament, Ephesians   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series

 The risen and enthroned Lord Jesus is the king over all of his creation; He is the sovereign who rules and reigns over all.  

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Fleeing Seduction, Finding Satisfaction

Resident Faculty, Joshua J. Van Ee   |   September 29,2016   |   Old Testament, Proverbs   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

The father seeks to fortify his son against the power of seduction by vividly portraying the consequences of sexual sins, especially adultery, and the joys of proper sexuality with one's wife.

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The Invitation to a Royal Wedding

Guests, Jerry Andrews   |   September 27,2016   |   Old Testament, Psalms   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series

The Reformed know that the Psalms teach the Faith and we delight in them.  

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The Nature of Biblical Wisdom

Resident Faculty, Michael S. Horton   |   September 22,2016   |   Old Testament, Proverbs   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Wisdom

Dr. Horton discusses the nature of biblical wisdom from Proverbs 1:1-10.

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Diversity and Division

Resident Faculty, Dennis E. Johnson   |   September 20,2016   |   New Testament, Acts   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Acts 6:1-7

Not only does the Lord love to lavish his grace to multitudes of people, to see them multiply to become a countless choir to sing his praise (as we saw in the first meditation on Acts 6:1-7); but he also delights in diversity—different kinds of people, speaking different languages and practicing different customs. 

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