The Morning Devotional: Matthew 5:9

The Morning Devotional for September 17, 2020: Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. (Matt. 5:9, ESV) https://youtu.be/cS3wM5irask Previous Editions of The Morning Devotional (Season One: Psalm 119) Previous Edition of the Morning...

The Morning Devotional: Matthew 5:8 (Part Two)

The Morning Devotional for September 16, 2020: Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. (Matthew 5:8, ESV)  Other passages: Genesis 3, Ex. 20; Deut. 6; Jer. 17:9; Matt. 6:21; Lk. 12:34; Matt. 12:34; 15:18-19 https://youtu.be/wKZjglT-PKI Previous...

The Morning Devotional: Matthew 5:8

The Morning Devotional for September 15, 2020: Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. (Matthew 5:8, ESV) https://youtu.be/vbyf_1hzAlI Previous Editions of The Morning Devotional (Season One: Psalm 119) Previous Edition of the Morning Devotional (Season...

The Morning Devotional: Matthew 5:7

The Morning Devotional for September 14, 2020: Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. (Matt. 5:7, ESV) https://youtu.be/YwRbGlmJM48 Previous Editions of The Morning Devotional (Season One: Psalm 119) Previous Edition of the Morning Devotional (Season...

Daily Prayer for September 11, 2020

Prayer: Our God in heaven, we adore and praise you today because you are the One who, in the beginning, created man in your image and breathed into them the breath of life. We thank you that we are made in your image and have been designed to glorify you and enjoy you...

The Morning Devotional: Matthew 5:6; Eph. 2:1-10

The Morning Devotional for September 11, 2020: Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.(Matt. 5:6, ESV) https://youtu.be/jxKdXSKXI_E Previous Editions of The Morning Devotional (Season One: Psalm 119) Previous Edition of...

Daily Prayer for September 10, 2020

Prayer: Our Father in heaven, we humble ourselves before your throne today to ask of you the things that we need. We adore you for your sovereign mercy and grace poured out on sinners. We thank you that though this world is passing away, your Word will never fail or...

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September 2020 Survey

Memorization Tip

I don't remember when I first wrote about this memorization tip, so I thought I would offer it again to help others with the sometimes...

Preparing for Worship: A Guide

Introduction On the occasion of an important event in our lives (a birthday, anniversary, etc.), we likely make plans to correctly and...

Why “The Parchment”?

Some of my readers may wonder why I call my blog, "The Parchment." The title of it came from Paul's instructions to Timothy in 2 Timothy 4...

Worship

Daily Roundup 

Daily Roundup for June 22, 2020

Here are the items and resources of interest for June 22, 2020: NOTE: If you are interested in receiving my monthly newsletter, please...

Daily Roundup for February 17, 2020

Here are the items and resources of interest for February 17, 2020: NOTE: If you are interested in receiving my monthly newsletter, please...

Daily Roundup for February 14, 2020

Here are the items and resources of interest for February 14, 2020: NOTE: If you are interested in receiving my monthly newsletter, please...

Daily Roundup for February 13, 2020

Here are the items and resources of interest for February 13, 2020: NOTE: If you are interested in receiving my monthly newsletter, please...

Daily Roundup for February 11, 2020

Here are the items and resources of interest for February 11, 2020: NOTE: If you are interested in receiving my monthly newsletter, please...

Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer for September 11, 2020

Prayer: Our God in heaven, we adore and praise you today because you are the One who, in the beginning, created man in your image and...

Daily Prayer for September 10, 2020

Prayer: Our Father in heaven, we humble ourselves before your throne today to ask of you the things that we need. We adore you for your...

Daily Prayer for September 9, 2020

Prayer: Our Father in heaven, you who are holy and the Creator of all things, we bless your Name today as we bow before your throne from...

Daily Prayer for September 2, 2020

Prayer: Our God in heaven, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we pause today to ascribe to you glory and honor as the only God of heaven and...

Daily Prayer for August 30, 2020

Prayer: Our Father in heaven, we thank you for the privilege of prayer. We are grateful that we can address you as Father and, as we do,...

The Morning Devotional

The Morning Devotional: Matthew 5:9

The Morning Devotional for September 17, 2020: Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. (Matt. 5:9, ESV)...

The Morning Devotional: Matthew 5:8 (Part Two)

The Morning Devotional for September 16, 2020: Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. (Matthew 5:8, ESV)  Other...

The Morning Devotional: Matthew 5:8

The Morning Devotional for September 15, 2020: Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. (Matthew 5:8, ESV)...

The Morning Devotional: Matthew 5:7

The Morning Devotional for September 14, 2020: Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. (Matt. 5:7, ESV)...

The Morning Devotional: Matthew 5:6; Eph. 2:1-10

The Morning Devotional for September 11, 2020: Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be...

Bible Reading Notes

Bible Reading Notes: Coming Soon

More information about my plans for 2019 will be posted here very soon. 

Book Reviews 

Book Reviews

Over the next few months, I will be writing a number of book reviews. The books I will be reviewing are as follows: The Preacher's...

Videos

Unexpected Joys: A Trip to a Banner Ministers’ Conference

From the YouTube channel: Join a pastor, a ruling elder an intern and a seminary student as they travel from Greenville, SC to a Banner...

The Need for Reformation in Evangelical Ecclesiology

Voddie Baucham preached in the eleventh session of the 2017 G3 Conference. His topic was, "The Need for Reformation in Evangelical...

What is Congregational Singing, and Why Is It So Important?

“Congregational singing is the only thing the New Testament requires us to do with music.” Mark Dever—pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist...

Mark Jones: On Reading John Owen

Banner author Mark Jones explains how reading Owen has helped him in his Christian walk, and details the importance of Owen's Works....

What is Congregational Singing?

“Congregational singing is the only thing the New Testament requires us to do with music.” Mark Dever—pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist...

Reading Challenge 2020

2020 Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge
William has read 2 books toward his goal of 70 books.
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