When Jesus talked to his two disciples on the road to Emmaus, he explained to them that the whole Bible speaks of him. Our Catechism explains this a bit further. This afternoon we will briefly survey redemptive history and see how Christ is predicted and prophesied of in the Scriptures. Please consider LD 6 and Luke 24 and pray for the Lord to open our eyes of faith.
Pastor Steven Williamson is from Toronto, Ontario. He graduated from Mid-America Reformed Seminary in 2011. He and his wife Amy are blessed with three...
Throughout history there has been a war between the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent. That war is represented in our passage between Haman, the enemy of the Jews and Mordecai, who refused to bow to this “Agagite.” We will...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Hebrews 2 explains our Lord’s great love in sharing in our flesh and blood. Beyond tasting of our misery, Jesus through death destroyed the devil, released us from bondage, and made payment for our sins! Please consider LD 5-6 and Hebrews 2...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
This morning we arrive at the awkward bridal selection process of a pagan king. Beyond his obvious sins, we also note Esther’s compromises and her family’s failure to return to the Promised Land. All the muck is rather disturbing. Yet...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
This morning we begin a new series on the book of Esther. In the 1st chapter we sense both the opulence & immorality of the King. He furiously did away with his sweetheart after she defied his command. But while the book mentions this evil...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Exodus 34 teaches us how God mercifully gave the law for a second time to Moses. The second giving also clearly lays out God’s perfect demands for justice. Woven together with the Heidelberg Catechism LD 4, we will be taught to fear the Lord...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Psalm 139 is a favorite of many Christians, in describing God’s handiwork that formed us in our mother’s wombs. God fashioned us for life together with him. He designed us to know his countless and precious thoughts towards us, in...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Jesus left the common people delighted as he interpreted David’s difficult writings, written by the Holy Spirit. Then he exposed the pride of the scribes and warned the people about their twisted ways. And finally, with his eyes on a widow...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
In answer to a question of which commandment was the most important, Jesus gave the law’s summary in Mark 12:28-34. His answer built from the “Shema.” This ancient declaration by Moses called for Israel to know and love the Lord....[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Jesus was interrogated by yet another “unholy trinity” comprised of Pharisees, Herodians and Sadducees. What comes to clarity is Christ’s wisdom and glory in preaching about conviction of sin and the righteousness of God. Jesus...[ abbreviated | read entire ]