Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Some things from Shady Grove

I just wanted to highlight a couple of things available from Shady Grove PCA. First, here is a link to the October edition of "The Light" (warning, .pdf file), the church's monthly newsletter. Included in this issue are essays by me on why we need to study doctrine, by Pastor Baile on Psalm 10, a book review by congregant Dave Zauche, and an essay on adoption and foster care by congregant Dave Hawes. The November edition is not yet up on the website but for those of you who attend SGPCA I would encourage you to grab and read your copy as there are several essays in there about how Christians should think about socio-political issues.

Also, in light of the election I wanted to link to the sermons page as Pastor Roberts' recent sermon on Christ's kingship in Psalm 2 is very relevant and should be thought through. Also note that you can subscribe to the SGPCA podcasts through iTunes and automatically download all sermons. Enjoy.

Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying,
“Let us burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us.”

He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord holds them in derision.
Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
“As for me, I have set my King
on Zion, my holy hill.”

I will tell of the decree:
The Lord said to me, “You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
You shall break them with a rod of iron
and dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.”

Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
Serve the Lord with fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son,
lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
for his wrath is quickly kindled.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him. (Psalm 2)

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