Daily Prayer for February 26, 2020

Daily Prayer for February 26, 2020

Praying through the Westminster Shorter Catechism
Prayer 3
Westminster Shorter Catechism Q2
Q. 2. What rule hath God given to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him?

A. The Word of God, which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him.

Prayer: Our most glorious and majestic God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we bless your holy Name as we come to you to praise you and pray to you. We thank you that you are our Father, who is ready and able to help your children. We thank you that you alone are sovereign and mighty, able to do all that you desire for the glory of your kingdom and the good of your church. 

We thank you that you made us to glorify you in all that we do or say and that you have not left us to figure out how we are to do that. In your kindness, you penetrated the darkness by giving us the light of your Word. In it, we find your precepts, testimonies, laws, and commands and learn how to bring you honor as we live our lives. We are thankful for the Word of the living God that can make us wise unto salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. Your Word is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and instruction in righteousness. Teach us, through your Spirit, the many things you have given in the Scriptures so we may truly honor you, in love, through obedience. Forgive us, Lord, for failing to read, meditate and obey your Word. 

We ask that you would glorify your Name today through our lives and actions. We plead with you to bring many to yourself — our friends and family who do not know you. We ask that you would be pleased to advance the kingdom of grace, bringing glory to yourself and good to your church. Help us, today, to love you and serve you. We pray these things in the Name of the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Scripture meditation: Rom. 8:15; Psa. 115:3; 2 Tim. 3:16; 1 John 1:3; Psa. 119; Heb. 4:12; 1 Tim. 3:15



Previous editions of prayers through the Westminster Shorter Catechism:
WSC Q1 (1) – Feb. 24, 2020
WSC Q1 (2) – Feb. 25, 2020

Daily Roundup for December 2, 2019

Daily Roundup for December 2, 2019

Here are the items and resources of interest for December 2, 2019:

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Theology/Christianity:

  • Why Sixty-six book of the canon? From the website: “The past few decades have witnessed a resurgence of criticism against the authority of the canon of Scripture. Books like The da Vinci Code seek to undermine the foundations of Christianity by shedding doubt on the cornerstone of its structure: the Word of God. Sadly, these critiques generally invent lies and falsify information to create “persuasive” arguments against the authority of Scripture, and one of the most common areas in which this occurs is the canonization process of the Bible. Yet, as this lesson demonstrates, the early church faced similar problems and struggles as they received God’s Word, and the wisdom He granted them to confront these problems and the faithfulness He demonstrated during their time should instruct and encourage us in our own day.”
  • Profane Activity During Sunday Worship — An excerpt from a book written by D.A. Carson. From the blog post:

We have become so performance-oriented that it is hard to see how compromised we are. Consider one small example. In many of our churches, prayers in the morning services now function, in large measure, as the time to change the set in the sanctuary. The people of the congregation bow their heads and close their eyes, and when they look up a minute later, why, the singers are in place, or the drama group is ready to perform. It is all so smooth. It is also profane. Nominally we are in prayer together addressing the King of heaven, the sovereign Lord. In reality, some of us are doing that while others are rushing on tiptoes around the ‘stage’ and others, with their eyes closed, are busy wondering what new and happy configuration will confront them when it is time to take a peek.

Technology:

  • Are you a podcast nut? You may want to take a look at this list compiled by PC MAG
  • Many years ago, I ran an internet radio station called “Sola5 Radio.” The service I used folded. Now, this new service (new to me) has popped up, and I am thinking of doing it again. Sola5 Radio would play the beat in Christian music (not Christian pop), including hymns, psalms, etc. Additionally, it would play classical music as well. There would be sermons, Bible reading, and other relevant material. What do you think? 

 

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Daily Roundup for November 12, 2019

Daily Roundup for November 12, 2019

Here are the items and resources of interest for November 12, 2019:

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Theology/Christianity:

  • Your church needs you to sing — an article by Nick Aufenkamp.
  • Pastoring is so much more than preaching. I argue, frequently, that the most important thing a pastor does each week is to preach the Word of God. That is true. However, it is not the only thing pastors should be doing. This article from Tim Challies reminds ministers of that fact. 
  • John Owen writes on the subject of “conversion.”
  • Sinclair Ferguson teaches us “how to read the Bible.” Highly recommended. 

Technology:

 

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Daily Roundup for November 5, 2019

Daily Roundup for November 5, 2019

Here are the items and resources of interest for November 5, 2019:

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Theology/Christianity:

I often tell our church children—kindergartners through college students—that they think they are going to live forever, but, I faithfully add, “You are not!” In fact, I say, you are going to die, and you may even suffer physically before you die. You certainly will suffer emotionally. We all suffer in some way at some time in our lives. We may suffer physical hardship, deprivation of physical goods, and/or emotional distress, and this sometimes because of our faith. Our Lord said: “In the world you have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). Tribulation includes suffering.

Technology:

Other:

 

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Daily Roundup for November 19, 2018

Daily Roundup for November 19, 2018

Here are the items and resources of interest for November 19, 2018:

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Theology/Christianity:


Technology:

Other:

 

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