Call to Worship November 24 2019

THE POOR MAN’S OLD TESTAMENT COMMENTARY by Robert Hawker “DEUTERONOMY 12:1 Sweet thought arising out of this verse, that our religion founded in JESUS the chief corner stone, is of daily obligation and of never ceasing importance. If JESUS be the statute of my soul this day, so is he tomorrow, and so will he be forever. Hebrews 13:8. DEUTERONOMY 12:2-3 He that is at peace with…

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Call to Worship November 17 2019

THE POOR MAN’S OLD TESTAMENT COMMENTARY by Robert Hawker   “DEUTERONOMY 11:1 The charge to Israel was special and distinguishing. Israel was set apart, and distinguished, from all other nations of the earth. No people knew the LORD by signs and wonders, by holy worship and ordinances, as Israel did. What nation (as Moses told them) had the LORD so nigh [near] as Israel? Deuteronomy 4:7. Reader!…

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Call to Worship November 10 2019

THE POOR MAN’S OLD TESTAMENT COMMENTARY by Robert Hawker “DEUTERONOMY 10:14-15 It is very precious to trace all mercies to their source. The infinite greatness of GOD, and the infinite littleness of man, are in these verses most suitably brought together, by way of demonstrating, to the full, the wonderful properties of distinguishing grace. Nothing but distinguishing grace can be the cause assigned for GOD’S mercy. The…

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Call to Worship December 3, 2019

THE POOR MAN’S OLD TESTAMENT COMMENTARY Robert Hawker  “DEUTERONOMY 9:23-29 I would again remind the Reader, in this place, of that sweet office of the HOLY GHOST as the LORD’S Remembrancer. Moses was acting in this instance as his instrument. And when at any time our sins and rebellions are brought to our remembrance, whatever is the instrument, may we have grace to consider in it the…

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Call to Worship October 27, 2019

Seeking a Reformation of Worship BY R.C. SPROUL “When Israel’s prophets denounced the corruption of Israelite worship, they sought reform, not revolution. Though they vehemently criticized liturgicalism, they never attacked the liturgy. Though they railed against externalism and formalism, they never sought to remove the externals and forms God had instituted. For the forms of worship to communicate the content they are designed to convey, there must be constant instruction so…

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Call to Worship October20 2019

THE POOR MAN’S OLD TESTAMENT COMMENTARY Robert Hawker “DEUTERONOMY 7:7-8 The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: (8) But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with…

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Call to Worship October 13 2019

THE POOR MAN’S OLD TESTAMENT COMMENTARY Robert Hawker “What can the imagination form of more loveliness, than that of beholding a pious parent encircled by his little family, to whom he is recounting the LORD’S gracious dealings with his soul. Reader, only picture to yourself a father…thus engaged, and then ask, whether the blessing of the LORD must not rest upon such households! And observe moreover, the…

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Call to Worship October 6 2019

Robert Hawker, The Poor Man’s Commentary, Deuteronomy “DEUTERONOMY 5:1 And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them. The chapter opens with the man of GOD calling the assembly of the people, and demanding audience to his words. Reader! it is sweet…

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Call to Worship September 29 2019

Robert Hawker, The Poor Man’s Commentary, Deuteronomy Chapter 4 “Verses 41-43 GOD hath given commandment concerning those cities of refuge: Numbers 35:9-34. But of such importance was the thing itself, that Moses in the very opening as it were, of his sermon, breaks off to follow up the LORD’S precept concerning this thing. But is there not a gospel sense in it, and that of a very…

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Call to Worship September 15 2019

The Lord’s Supper by Thomas Watson “3. Is Christ’s blood shed? Here is comfort against death. A dying Savior, sweetens the pangs of death. Is your Lord crucified? Be of good comfort! Christ, by dying, has overcome death. He has cut the lock of sin where the strength of death lay! Christ has knocked out the teeth of this lion! He has pulled the thorn out of death—so that it cannot prick a believer’s…

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