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06 November 2022

Meditation – Truth in The Triune God of Scripture (The Truth of God Pt. 3) by Isaac Overton In our previous studies on truth, following the lead of Herman Bavinck, we divided up the idea of truth into three categories. First, there was objective truth, referring to that which exists in reality; second, there… Read More

30 October 2022

Meditation – The Author of the Book of Proverbs by Isaac Overton Proverbs 1:1 introduces this book in the following way: “The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel”. The first verse of this book reveals the author to us: Solomon, son of David, king of Israel. We have the accounts of Solomon in… Read More

23 October 2022

Meditation – The Infinite Majesty and Condescension of Christ by Isaac Overton The following is an excerpt from a sermon by Jonathan Edwards on Revelation 5:5-6, “The Excellency of Christ.” It was preached in August 1736, and can be read in full in the volume “Altogether Lovely:… Read More

16 October 2022

Meditation – God is true and the source of all truth (The Truth of God – Pt 2)? by Isaac Overton Q. What does it mean to say that God is truth?A. To say that God is truth means that God himself exists as the ultimate ground and source of all that is, was, or… Read More

09 October 2022

What is truth? By Isaac Overton Q.  What is truth?     A.  Truth is that which exists in, and proceeds from, the mind of God. Q.  What does it mean to say that God is truth?     A.  To say that God is truth means that God himself exists as the ultimate ground and source… Read More

02 October 2022

Meditation - Can we overemphasize the Cross? by Dr Ryan McGraw Is it possible to undervalue Christ’s sufferings by overemphasizing the cross? In his Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man, Herman Witsius (1636- 1708) includes a profound section on the extent to which Christ’s sufferings… Read More

25 September 2022

The Reality of Living Before God by Burk Parsons I have a good friend who thinks I am too old-fashioned. Through all the years we’ve known each other, he has never ceased to remind me of his observation. And while I certainly try to maintain an age-appropriate outlook on life, I must admit that my old-fashioned… Read More

18 September 2022

Mediation - The Faithfulness of God by Arthur W. Pink “UNFAITHFULNESS is one of the most outstanding sins of these evil days. In the business world, a man's word is, with exceedingly rare exceptions, no longer his bond. In the social world, marital infidelity abounds on every hand, the sacred bonds of wedlock… Read More

11 September 2022

Can I be forgiven if I’ve had an abortion? by R.C. Sproul Since the Bible mentions an unforgivable sin, there has been much speculation concerning its specific identity. Some people have jumped to the conclusion that abortion is the unforgivable sin, because murder is one of the most heinous of sins and abortion… Read More

04 September 2022

Meditation – God is good. by Isaac Overton Q. What is the goodness of God?A. The goodness of God is the total infinite perfection of his person and being, whereby he alone is rendered truly and rightly desirable above all other things In the increasingly… Read More

28 August 2022

Meditation – Do all things without disputing by Isaac Overton In the age in which we live, sin is an ever-present force in our lives. Because of this, and the fact that obedience to God requires it, handling conflict well is an essential pursuit for godly living. In Philippians 2:14, it’s very clear: “Do… Read More

21 August 2022

Meditation – mortify destructive speech by Isaac Overton In Proverbs 12:18, we read that “There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” One important insight that we should glean from this verse is that there are two basic ways of speaking. In everything… Read More