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“America’s Verse” — “Judge Not” (Matthew 7:1-5 sermon)

If each of us in our church shared our favorite football teams this morning, I’d think the Carolina Panthers might be at the top of the list. We also have a few die hard Washington Redskins fans, like Josh Peterson … Continue reading

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Test Words!

Job 12:11 is a great example of some of the good advice this godly man has to offer us: “Does not the ear test words, as the palate tastes its food?” It SHOULD — but unfortunately that is not always … Continue reading

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Music and the Spirit

We find an obscure but telling episode in II Kings 3, where Elisha is going to prophesy to the kings. In verse 15 he says: “‘But now bring me a minstrel.’ And it came about, when the minstrel played, that … Continue reading

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A Word About Worship Songs

Colossians 3:16 opens by commanding: “Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you …” — and then instructs us that one way that is to happen is through our music and worship: “… with psalms and hymns and spiritual … Continue reading

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Insights on Praise (Psalm 98)

Psalm 98 is a Psalm of praise, and verses 4-6 specifically give us several insights on how we are to praise God:

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Fairest Lord Jesus

The hymn “Fairest Lord Jesus” has an uncertain origin. It was first published in a German Roman Catholic publication in 1677, without attribution to an author. It is interesting that Samuel Rutherford, the Scottish Puritan pastor who was exiled in … Continue reading

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