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This blog page is here with the intention of expanding your knowledge of God and his Word; as well as to provide some devotional thoughts for your spiritual growth.

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 81 “Hear, O my people, while I admonish you! O Israel, if you would but listen to me!…Oh, that my people would listen to me, that Israel would walk in my ways!” ~ Psalm 81:8,13 The opening 7 verses of this psalm are a prologue of praise [v.1-3] and recollection of the relief [v.6],…

Bible Catechism: The Doctrine of God

Doctrine | God  What does the Bible teach about God? Question | How does God exist? Answer | God is self-existent and depends on no one and nothing else in order to exist. He was not created, will never be destroyed, and does not need anything apart from Himself. Scripture | Psalm 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 80 “Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved!”  ~ Psalm 80:3,7,19 This psalm that is not typically listed among the ‘Messianic Psalms’, but I would like to have you consider the prayerful refrain, repeated 3 times, “Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be…

Bible Catechism: The Doctrine of God

Doctrine | God  What does the Bible teach about God? Question | How many persons are there in God? Answer | God exists eternally in three perfectly united yet distinct persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are one God, the same in essence but different in function. Scripture | 2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 79 “Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name; deliver us, and atone for our sins, for your name’s sake….But we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will give thanks to you forever; from generation to generation we will recount your praise.” ~ Psalm 79:9,13 This psalm was…

Bible Catechism: The Doctrine of God

Doctrine | God  What does the Bible teach about God? Question | How many Gods are there? Answer | God is the one and only, true and living God, and there are no other gods except Him. No one is like Him, and He cannot be compared to anyone or anything. Scripture | Isaiah 46:9 “Remember the former things of old; for I am…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 78 “With upright heart he shepherded them and guided them with his skillful hand.” ~ Psalm 78:72 This psalm of Asaph is a great pedagogical (teaching) psalm that takes an historical journey through God’s dealings with the Israelite people. This psalmist uses the Israelites as a negative example of a forgetful and ungrateful people…

BIBLE CATECHISM: THE DOCTRINE OF GOD

Doctrine | God   What does the Bible teach about God? Question| Who is God? Answer | God is the first, best, and highest of all beings. He is the creator and sustainer of everyone and everything. He is infinite, eternal, and unchangeable. Scripture | Revelation 4:11 “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created…