Exhortation: Being a King C.S. Lewis in the story A Horse and His Boy from the Chronicles of Narnia tells us what it is to be a king. He says: “this is what it means to be a king: to be first in every desperate attack and last in every desperate retreat, and when there’s…

Mark 1: King Wisdom IntroductionWhen we think of royalty or kingship we often merely consider the authority involved, the dominion or rule that a king or queen may wield. But in Scripture, a godly king rules not with brute force or coercion. A godly king rules through the mystery of wisdom. The Wisdom of GodThe…

Eucharistic Meditation The preeminent picture of a king is sitting enthroned. Sitting pictures rest; sitting pictures faith and confidence; sitting also pictures rule. And thus we sit down at this table to dine with our Lord, our Master, our King. We are his nobility, his lords and ladies in waiting. Ultimately we sit because that…

David’s Loyalty to Saul We often stress (rightfully) David’s loyalty to Saul, God’s anointed, even when Saul is obviously out of his mind and what we might consider “unfit for office”. David’s patience and reluctance to harm Saul in any way are great lessons to learn about submission to tyrants and patience in adversity. But…

Take one down, pass it around This is a helpful sight for those of you interested in reading more on the Federal Vision, some of the responses to it, and some responses to the responses. Also, Douglas Wilson’s recent reply to the OPC Report on Justification, Federal Vision, New Perspective, etc. was short, pithy and…

Exhortation You are here this morning because the Triune God has summoned you into His throne room. You are not here because the CREC is the best denomination. You are not here because Holy Trinity has the best liturgy. You are not here because we practice paedo-communion. You are not here because this is a…

Introduction to the Gospel of Mark: Mark 1:1

IntroductionTrinity Season (or Pentecost Season) is the second half of the Christian calendar where we remember the works of God in history and in His Church. This period after the earthly ministry of Christ is sometimes called the Church Age, and is the era of Christ’s reign from heaven, until all of his enemies are…

Eucharistic Meditation We’ve considered the royal and political dimensions of the Gospel today. And now you are invited to the royal feast, the first fruits of the great Marriage Supper of the Lamb. You are the king’s sons and daughters. You are nobility. Eating at this table is a declaration of allegiance, and this means…

Smashed out of Recognition This is a great part in Perelandra where Ransom is climbing up from under the waters of the world. He has tried to strangle the Un-man, but something has followed him up into a giant, firelit chamber… “Slowly, shakily, with unnatural and inhuman movements a human form, scarlet in the firelight,…

Machen’s Warrior Children This is a much referenced essay by John Frame where he seeks to understand the schismatic or militant nature of reformed presbyterian types over the last hundred years or so. Enjoy.