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Monday
Nov172014

Linked Together: Suggestions for Watching or Listening

Romans Bible Study
Michael Kruger introduced a video Bible study series on his blog:

[T]his Fall we began a new study of Romans here at the RTS Charlotte campus. It is a Wednesday morning Bible study for women in the Charlotte community.  …

[W]e are filming each installment of the series and posted the videos online, along with the handouts. 

These are the videos posted so far:

  1. Watch Video - Download Notes
  2. Watch Video - Download Notes
  3. Watch Video - Download Notes
  4. Watch Video - Download Notes
  5. Watch Video - Download Notes
  6. Watch Video - Download Notes
  7. Watch Video - Download Notes
  8. Watch Video - Download Notes
  9. Watch Video - Download Notes

I thought I’d already linked to these, but I can’t find anything. Perhaps I tweeted a link but never got around to actually linking here on the blog. I’ve watched the first seven videos and highly recommend them. I wish all women’s Bible studies were like this: rigorous, but also easy to understand. There will be a total of eleven videos posted this fall and eleven more this coming spring.

Here’s the link to the series. The upcoming videos will be added as they are posted. 

Theology on the Go
Robert Brady of Place for Truth introduces a new podcast:

[Each Theology on the Go program] is a brief conversation - one guest, one topic. Its tagline is, “A brief conversation about an eternal truth.” It’s the perfect length for a short commute, or a break in the day.

Each episode features a  pastor or theologian discussing a theological subject with Jonathan Master. Here’s the iTunes link.

5 Minutes in Church History
Hosted by Dr. Stephen Nichols, this a weekly podcast gives us a “glimpse of how the eternal, unchangeable God has worked in the church over prior generations, and how this can encourage us today. This is our story—our family history.”

 I’ve linked to individual episodes of this podcast previously, but here’s the link to them all. And don’t miss the story of Wibrandis Rosenblatt, the Bride of the Reformation, who was married to four different Reformers.

Monday
Nov172014

Heidelberg Catechism

Question 62. But why can’t our good works be our righteousness before God, or at least part of it? 

Answer: Because the righteousness which can stand before God’s judgment must be absolutely perfect, (a)  In this life, even our best works are imperfect and defiled with sin. (b)

(Scriptural proofs after the fold.)

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Saturday
Nov152014

Sunday's Hymn: O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing

O for a thousand tongues to sing
My great Redeemer’s praise,
The glories of my God and King,
The triumphs of his grace.

My gracious Master and my God,
Assist me to proclaim,
To spread through all the earth abroad,
The honors of thy Name.

Jesus, the Name that charms our fears,
That bids our sorrows cease;
‘Tis music in the sinner’s ears,
‘Tis life, and health, and peace.

He breaks the power of reigning sin,
He sets the pris’ner free;
His blood can make the foulest clean,
His blood availed for me.

He speaks and, listening to his voice,
New life the dead receive;
The mournful, broken hearts rejoice;
The humble poor believe.

Hear him, ye deaf; his praise, ye dumb,
Your loosened tongues employ;
Ye blind, behold your Savior come;
And leap, ye lame, for joy.
—Charles Wesley

  

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.

Friday
Nov142014

For Salvation

In keeping with our theme for November at Out of the Ordinary, I’ve posted there this morning on being thankful for our salvation. From start to finish, salvation is a gracious gift from God, so we ought to always be thanking him for it. I’ve posted a list of some of the benefits of our salvation to get us started.

Do you have something to add to my list?

Thursday
Nov132014

Thankful Thursday

Today I’m thankful 

  • for an important task finished more quickly than expected and for the extra time this gave me. 

  • for dogs. My life would be poorer without the dogs in it. They’re good for companionship, exercise, and meeting other dog owners in the neighbourhood. 

  • for a thick comforter to keep me warm while I sleep and a fleece throw to keep me warm while I read.

  • for God’s provision. He has always given me enough and sometimes more, and often in ways that surprise me and come at exactly the right time. 

  • that God never sleeps so I can rest.

Also thankful today:

What are you thankful for? Leave a comment with your thanksgiving, post your thanksgiving on your blog, or tweet it. Give me the link by email or in a comment and I’ll add your thanksgiving to the list in the post.