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Psalm 91: Trust in God

Resident Faculty, Bryan D. Estelle   |   December 28, 2020   |   Old Testament, Psalms   |  Type: Articles, UPDATE Magazine

In the last year, we also have all been reminded about the fragility of life and the uncertainties that can come with disease and death: COVID, a plummeting economy, violence in the streets almost unparalleled in history. Often in such times, we turn to the Psalter for comfort. Today, I’d like to take the reader on a brief survey of a familiar Psalm: Psalm 91.

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Give Thanks | Isaiah 12:1-6

We are reminded by the Word always to give thanks.  No matter the circumstance, the Lord's grace and presence give us sufficient reasons for thanks.  

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But God Meant It for Good | Genesis 50:15-21

Among the sterling characters of the Old Testament few surpass Joseph for integrity and faith—which shine all the more given the suffering he was called to endure. From one perspective, his life could be summed up as, "how everything went wrong." But Joseph would insist that "everything went right." Is Joseph a special case and have a special faith?  Or does he testify to a promise that applies to the people of Christ as well?

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Psalm 130

Guests, Brad Lenzer   |   November 10, 2020   |   Old Testament, Psalms   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Prayers

Psalm 130 is a microcosm of the ordinary Christian life of guilt, grace, and gratitude.

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Restoring Zion

Resident Faculty, W. Robert Godfrey   |   October 29, 2020   |   Old Testament, Psalms   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series

We will be looking at God’s promise to restore the fortunes of Zion and the various ways in which he has done and will do that.  

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Hannah’s Prayer

Guests, Jonathan Moersch   |   October 13, 2020   |   Old Testament, 1 Samuel   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series

In the passage Hannah rejoices in the Lord for answering her personal prayer for a son and sees in him the salvation of all of Israel. 

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Salvation belongs to the LORD!

Guests, Chuck Tedrick   |   October 6, 2020   |   Old Testament, Jonah   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Prayers

Jonah 1:17-2:10

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Jonah

God’s compassion for those outside of Christ is so different from ours.  He focuses our attention on this in one of the most sublime short stories in literature: the little book of Jonah.  

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President’s Chapel - Spring 2020

Westminster Seminary California President Joel Kim delivers the spring 2020 President's Chapel

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Psalm 137

Resident Faculty, Joel E. Kim   |   April 23, 2020   |   Old Testament, Psalms   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Psalms

Westminster Seminary California President Joel Kim gives a morning devotion from Psalm 137.

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Psalm 3

Resident Faculty, Joel E. Kim   |   March 26, 2020   |   Old Testament, Psalms   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Psalms

Westminster Seminary California President Joel Kim gives a morning devotion from Psalm 3.

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Reflections on the Long Psalm

The psalmist sets forth the way of comprehensive, whole-hearted devotion to God’s law. And in light of his own sin and the evil of the world, he expresses a great uneasiness, mixed with an expectant faith in God for help.

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Hosea 5

Guests, Ryan Thomas   |   March 10, 2020   |   Old Testament, Hosea   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series

Graduating senior, Ryan Thomas  gives a morning devotion from Hosea 5

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