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Sunday, August 25, at Westminster Presbyterian Church

By Charlie Wingard · August 24, 2013 · 0 Comments
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MORNING WORSHIP (9:30):  Charlie Wingard, preaching: 1 Kings 4 ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL (11:00): 1. READING THE BIBLE BIBLICALLY A study of how to use the structure, genres, and themes of the Bible to read it with more wonder, depth and understanding. Having considered how these aspects are seen throughout Scripture as a whole, we will apply them to reading select books of the Old and New Testaments. 2. INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN ETHICS Using the Westminster Larger Catechism, the class surveys important moral decisions that contemporary Christians face. Issues include the role of God’s law in a believer’s life, the sanctification of the Lord’s day, abortion, capital punishment, end of life issues, sexual purity, fidelity in marriage, homosexuality and same-sex “marriage,”…

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Matthew Henry and Thomas Watson on Idolatry

By Charlie Wingard · August 23, 2013 · 0 Comments
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“To love any thing more than God, is to make it a god.” – Thomas Watson, The Ten Commandments (Banner of Truth, 2009, first pub. 1692), 55. “Pride makes a god of self, covetousness makes a god of money, sensuality makes a god of the belly; whatever is esteemed or loved, feared or served, delighted in or depended on, more than God, that (whatever it is) we do in effect make a god of.” – Matthew Henry, Commentary on the Whole Bible, vol. 1 (Macdonald, orig. published 1706), 358-359.

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Augustine on Love of God and Neighbor

By Charlie Wingard · August 21, 2013 · 0 Comments
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(“St. Augustine in His Study” by Vittore Carpaccio, 1502) “So anyone who thinks that he has understood the divine scriptures or any part of them, but cannot by his understanding build up this double love of God and neighbor, has not yet succeeded in understanding them.” Augustine of Hippo (354-430) On Christian Teaching, 1:36

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From the Heidelberg Catechism for the Lord’s Day, August 18

By Charlie Wingard · August 17, 2013 · 0 Comments
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88. In how many things does true repentance or conversion consist? In two things: the dying of the old man, and the making alive of the new. 89. What is the dying of the old man? Heartfelt sorrow for sin, causing us to hate and turn from it always more and more. 90. What is the making alive of the new man? Heartfelt joy in God through Christ, causing us to take delight in living according to the will of God in all good works. 91. What are good works? Those only which proceed from true faith, and are done according to the Law of God, unto His glory, and not such as rest on our own opinion or the…

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A Prayer for the Lord’s Day, August 18

By Charlie Wingard · August 17, 2013 · 0 Comments
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ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who art always more ready to hear than we are to pray, and art wont to give more than either we desire, or deserve; Pour down upon us the abundance of thy mercy; forgiving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask, but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Lord. Amen. (1662 Book of Common Prayer)

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