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May 31, 2022

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. (Psalm 20:7)


We are always and everywhere tempted to believe that salvation comes by our own accomplishment.  By the work of our hands we establish ourselves and provide for ourselves and our families.  By our own firm stands we...

May 30, 2022

“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart, be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and My Redeemer” (Psalm 19:14).

Like me, many of you have likely heard this verse prayed during a worship service. Preachers will pray it just before they begin their sermon. It is a good practice; I’ve done it many...

May 29, 2022

An extended Sunday Sermon edition of Wilderness Wanderings!  The text is 1 Corinthians 3:18-4:16 from the New International Version of the Bible.  Dive In discussion questions are below for further reflection!

To see this sermon in the context of the worship service it comes from, find it here on YouTube.  Or, head to...

May 27, 2022

“I love you, O Lord, my strength” (Psalm 18:1).

This opening phrase of Psalm 18 may suggest to us that this will be a nice, gentle psalm. It is anything but. It is filled with bold colours, powerful metaphors, haunting images, and violent movements.

John Calvin wrote that the creation is the "theatre of...

May 26, 2022

Hear me, Lord, my plea is just; listen to my cry. Hear my prayer—it does not rise from deceitful lips. Let my vindication come from you; may your eyes see what is right.

As for me, I will be vindicated and will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness. (Psalm 17:1-2,15)


These are the...