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Just in Time for Christmas Ordering

Westminster Bookstore has all Bibles 45% off until November 29, including all ESV Bibles published by Crossway and the Reformation Study Bible, but excluding case specials, Four Holy Gospels, and Cambridge Bibles.

That’s an excellent deal and they ship to Canada now, too. (You’ll want to be careful if you are shipping to the Yukon, the Northwest Territories or Nunavut, because the shipping costs are $12.00 + $4.50 per lb., which can very quickly cause even an extra-good price to go sour. It makes me appreciate the merchants who ship Canada-wide at a flat rate.)


Round the Sphere Again: Blue Notes

Nicole Starling writes about one of my favorite book. I read it first when I was in fourth grade and then introduced it to my own children 20 years later. I’ve never met a kid who didn’t like this story.

but not natural. The real scoop behind blue raspberry (mental_floss Blog). 


Book Review: Grieving, Hope and Solace

Click on image for more info on Grieving, Hope and Solace from Cruciform Press.When a Loved One Dies in Christ by Albert N. Martin.

A few weeks after Albert Martin’s wife died, he began preaching the series of sermons from which this excellent little book came. He was answering the question of what it means to grieve a loved one who has died in Christ, for himself first and also for his congregation.

What I appreciated most was Martin’s biblical description (as much as it can be described) of the intermediate state—the time between the death of a believer and the resurrection of the dead. It’s a neglected subject, I’d say. For one, we are not told much about it in scripture; and two, we prefer to skip right over to the best part—the final state and the believer’s glorification. But I know from experience that when a loved one dies, the question that nags is “Where are they? What is happening to them right now?”

Thankfully, we are told enough that we can be comforted by what we know. What we can know about the intermediate state gives us the ability to grieve as people who have a solid hope. And thankfully, Albert Martin has worked through what the Bible tells us about what happens directly after the death of a believer and presented it to us in Grieving, Hope and Solace.

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Sunday's Hymn: Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven

Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven;
To His feet thy tribute bring.
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
Evermore His praises sing:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Praise the everlasting King.

Praise Him for His grace and favor
To our fathers in distress.
Praise Him still the same as ever,
Slow to chide, and swift to bless.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Glorious in His faithfulness.

Fatherlike He tends and spares us;
Well our feeble frame He knows.
In His hands He gently bears us,
Rescues us from all our foes.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Widely yet His mercy flows.

Frail as summer’s flower we flourish,
Blows the wind and it is gone;
But while mortals rise and perish
Our God lives unchanging on,
Praise Him, praise Him, hallelujah
Praise the high eternal One!

Angels, help us to adore Him;
Ye behold Him face to face;
Sun and moon, bow down before Him,
Dwellers all in time and space.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Praise with us the God of grace.

Hen­ry F. Lyte

Other hymns, worship songs, sermons etc. 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.


A Catechism for Girls and Boys

Part II: Questions about The Ten Commandments

51. Q. Why is it called the Lord’s Day?
        A. Because on that day Christ rose from the dead.

(Click through to read scriptural proof.)

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