Reading Resources for Children

It’s summer and I’m looking for activities for my children, which means I’ve been looking for good books for them to read. Unfortunately, the trips to the library that I enjoyed so much as a child are problematic due to the world’s attempts to normalize sin. What to do? Below are some book lists I’ve discovered in the past few […]

Going Backwards to Go Forwards

I’m finishing up a book review of James M. Hamilton Jr.’s Typology–Understanding the Bible’s Promise-Shaped Patterns for another publication, but word-count restraints meant that some things have to be left unsaid in that article. I think this is helpful: Hamilton articulates something that I have also noted in my work on Amos: to see connections to grace and Christ in […]

Corporate Confession of Sin: Ps 119:161-168

King of kings and Lord of lords, you stand above all princes and rulers. Forgive us for ascribing power to others above you. We have been fearful of the persecution of princes when we ought to stand in awe of you and your words. Yet we thank you for giving us your word as an anchor for our souls in […]

Confessing Sin, using Ps. 119:153-160

Gracious God, we call on you for forgiveness this morning in all humility. We deserve the wages of sin, all the afflictions of this life plus everlasting torment in hell. We have not sought you and obedience to your rules as we ought, so we plead that you would redeem us from sin and affliction. Give us life! “Great is […]

Prayer of Confession: Ps 119:145-152

“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 […]

Corporate Confession of Sin – Ps 119:137-144

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 […]

Corporate Confession from Ps. 119:129-136

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 […]

Psalm 119:121-128 Prayer of Confession

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, […]

Confession from Psalm 119:113-120

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 […]