Category Archives: Rightly Dividing The Word

Let them be fondly cherished…

Wonderfully moving commentary by John Calvin on Ephesians 6:4 “And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.” where he says that “bring them up in” should be … Continue reading

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Sabbath tithes

Preaching through Deuteronomy, using primarily Douglas Wilson’s sermon notes and the New International Commentary on the Old Testament, we have arrived at that wonderful section of Sabbath law which starts from Deuteronomy 14:21b. That great exposition of the fourth commandment. The … Continue reading

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Taxes, conscience and wrath

There is an amusing passage of scripture in which we see that Jesus’ understanding of paying taxes wasn’t as simplistic as the general Christian understanding is (and mine was till very recently). In Matthew 17:24-27 we read of Peter being challenged … Continue reading

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Themes from Deuteronomy by RC Sproul

I purchased this five part lecture by RC Sproul on Deuteronomy. It was amazing to hear of the contractual style of the ancient treaty covenants that Deuteronomy follows so closely. The nature of covenant renewal was made striking. The fact … Continue reading

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Gearing up to preach through the “second law”

Being a teacher I teach, generally chapter-a-week expository teaching, with some topical diversions along the way as topics crop up. Being a home church this isn’t quite as rigorous as I would tend to desire. Partly because I am not … Continue reading

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A Church in the House, A Sermon Concerning Family Religion by Matthew Henry

See also in print: in The Complete Works of Matthew Henry—Treatises, Sermons, and Tracts, 2 vols. Edinburgh, London, and Dublin: A. Fullarton, 1855. Reprinted, Grand Rapids: Baker, 1979, 1:248-67 A CHURCH IN THE HOUSE, A SERMON CONCERNING FAMILY RELIGION Preached … Continue reading

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