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Sunday
Jul272014

Sunday's Hymn: Unto the Hills Around Do I Lift Up

Unto the hills around do I lift up
My longing eyes:
O whence for me shall my salvation come,
From whence arise?
From God the Lord doth come my certain aid,
From God the Lord, who heaven and earth hath made.

He will not suffer that thy foot be moved:
Safe shalt thou be.
No careless slumber shall his eyelids close,
Who keepeth thee.
Behold our God, the Lord, he slumbereth ne’er,
Who keepeth Israel in his holy care.

Jehovah is himself thy keeper true,
Thy changeless shade;
Jehovah thy defense on thy right hand
Himself hath made.
And thee no sun by day shall ever smite;
No moon shall harm thee in the silent night.

From every evil shall he keep thy soul,
From every sin:
Jehovah shall preserve thy going out,
Thy coming in.
Above thee watching, he whom we adore
Shall keep thee henceforth, yea, for evermore.

—John D. Campbell

 

Other hymns, worship songs, prayers, sermons excerpts, or quotes posted today:

Have you posted a hymn (or sermon, sermon notes, prayer, etc.) today and I missed it? Let me know by leaving a link in the comments or by contacting me using the contact form linked above, and I’ll add your post to the list.

Saturday
Jul262014

Linked Together: Questions About Christ

Two suggestions for your weekend reading and thinking.

His Nature
Why do Christians believe Jesus is God?  Here are eleven reasons with scripture references (Nathan Busenitz).

His Work
Who am I in Christ? I am forgiven, declared righteous, and heir of God, and more. Scripture references included here, too (Trevin Wax).

Friday
Jul252014

Incarnate Son

At Out of the Ordinary, I posted the lastest in a series of posts on truths every Christian woman should know.

When God’s Son, the second person of the Trinity, came into our world from his place at the Father’s side, God instructed that he be named Jesus, which means God saves, because “he will save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). The meaning of his name pointed to the purpose of his coming: The eternal Son of God came to save his people. This is his planned role in the Triune God’s plan of redemption.

Read the rest of The Son Came.

Here are the previous posts:

  1. God Has Spoken (posted at the True Woman Blog)
  2. God Is Three and God Is One
  3. God Is Who He Is
  4. God Had a Plan
  5. God Created the Universe
  6. We Are Made in God’s Image
  7. We Are All Sinners
  8. God Saves
Thursday
Jul242014

Thankful Thursday

Join me in thanking God for the past week’s blessings.

I’m thankful 

  • for work done, for God-given energy and focus. 
  • for this week’s visitors and guests—those who stayed for a few minutes, for a few hours, for a meal, or overnight.
  • for save travel for the travelers in the family, and for joyful homecomings.
  • for summer weather and summer food, especially fresh salads and ice cream cones.
  • for fun with the grandchildren. 
  • that the Son came (link won’t work until tomorrow morning). 

Kim was thankful today, too.

What are you thankful for? Why not leave a comment with your thanksgiving?

Tuesday
Jul222014

Theological Term of the Week

polytheism
The belief that there are many gods; the worship of multiple deities.  

  • Scripture teaching against polytheism: 
    “You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD,
    “and my servant whom I have chosen,
    that you may know and believe me
    and understand that I am he.
    Before me no god was formed,
    nor shall there be any after me. (Isaiah 43:10 ESV)

    For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols,
    but the Lord made the heavens. (Psalm 96:5 ESV)

    Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that “an idol has no real existence,” and that “there is no God but one.” For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”—yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist. (1 Corinthians 8:4-6 ESV)

    “You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD,“and my servant whom I have chosen,that you may know and believe meand understand that I am he.Before me no god was formed,nor shall there be any after me. (Isaiah 43:10 ESV)

    For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols,
    but the Lord made the heavens. (Psalm 96:5 ESV)

    Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that “an idol has no real existence,” and that “there is no God but one.” For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”—yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist. (1 Corinthians 8:4-6 ESV)

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