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Introduction to Proverbs

Introduction to Proverbs* Introduction This coming week we will wrap up Book 1 of Psalms (Psalms 1~41) and start Proverbs. Whereas the Psalms are filled with expressions of emotion, of pain, joy and praise, and in turn show us how to process our experiences before God, Proverbs calls us to study, to think, to learn […]

Reflection on Psalm 32

Reflection on Psalm 32 Psalm 32 achieves no mean feat by alerting us—dramatically—to the seriousness of sin. Even though it is, in fact, the least aspect of the problem of sin, the psalm underlines the personal pity of it all. Sin burdens, diminishes and blights the life of the sinner (verses 3—4). It may not […]

SPECIAL EASTER SUNDAY COLUMN: BAPTISM

SPECIAL EASTER SUNDAY COLUMN: BAPTISM Easter Sunday marks the highlight of church’s life together. Not only do we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but we also celebrate the new life that Christ has brought about by calling his people out of death into life. Jesus Christ after his death and resurrection and before his ascension gave this command to […]

Reflection on Psalm 22-23

Reflection on Psalm 22-23*  The two psalms—psalm 22 & 23—read today provide a striking contrast between the holy and the homely.  Psalm 22 is such holy ground that we take off our shoes and walk with careful, even hesitant steps. More than any other passage of Scripture it penetrates into the actual suffering of our […]

Reflection on Psalm 13

Reflection on Psalm 13* 1 How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? 2 How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? 3 Consider and answer me, O […]