“With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O LORD!” We cry out to you for help this morning as those who are small and despised, who have experienced the misery of sin. Save us from our sin. Hear our voices, according to your steadfast love. We have brought sin near to us, yet we thank you that you are […]
Righteous LORD, your rules are right and good. You are utterly faithful in your righteousness, consistent and proven. We confess that we have sinned against you, and are unrighteous without your mercy and forgiveness. We should be like you, yet our righteousness is inconsistent. Our love for you is hot and cold, not perfectly faithful. Forgive us for the sake […]
Wonderful God, with grief and hatred of our sins we come before you now. You have given us many kind gifts, yet we have belittled them. We have not grasped how great you are, and have praised you far less than you deserve. Forgive us, and help us to experience what the Psalmist says: “The unfolding of your words gives […]
Heavenly Father, we come to you this morning asking forgiveness for our many sins. Our world is full of lies and we are threatened by them. Our adversary the devil is the father of lies. The people around us have exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worship created things. Forgive us for believing lies. You never lie, […]
Whereas so much that passes for sermon application today is simply moral exhortations detached from deep moorings in the being of God, the person and work of Christ, or the course of redemptive history, Webster’s vision is refreshing. Read the rest at MR!
Holy God, We confess our sinfulness today. We have been double-minded, and we plead now, “we believe, overcome our unbelief.” Enable us to love your law and hope in your word. Thank you that you are our true hiding place and shield, delivering us from the evil of the world, the flesh, and the devil. We confess that we have […]
You are light, God, and there is no darkness in you whatsoever. Sadly, we confess that the same cannot be said of us. We have walked in the darkness, sinning against you in word, thought, and deed. Your word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path, but we have stumbled about because we loved our […]
Holy, Holy, Holy, God, we confess that, as Jesus charged, we have loved darkness rather than light. We are still tempted to love the wrong things, and the result is sin. Our adoration of lesser things means we have given little thought to you and to your Word. Change our affections so that we love you and your law. Give […]
See my review of the new “The Old Testament Use of the Old Testament: A Review Article,” in Ordained Servant, March 2022.
Eternal God, we ask that you would fix our hearts on eternal life with you, not our light momentary afflictions. The ups and downs of life in this world and its many changes confuse us, but you remain the same. Your Word endures forever and helps in every time. Forgive us for thinking that you have changed when our circumstances […]