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Introduction

In thinking of what subjects I might include in a series of sermons on the subject of 'distinctives of reformed spirituality,' my problem was an embarrassment of riches.  I had too many themes for too few sermons.  No doubt you might hav…


Joy

It is often thought that the reformed faith, or Calvinism, with its stern view of human sin and its emphasis on the majesty of the Almighty, is calculated to produce dour, humorless Christians, whipped, beaten, and without a spark of real joy in …


Thankfulness

One of the characteristics of reformed or Calvinist Christianity is the emphasis it places upon doctrine. It is often a reproach made against us that we think too much and talk too much about doctrine" It is felt by some of our friends that d…


Introduction

I have long looked forward to studying the Book of Acts with you. Over many years of Sunday evening services we made our way through the historical books of the OT, from Joshua to Esther. It is high time we made our way through the great book of earl…


Pentecost

Text Comment

v.1

Pentecost from the Greek word for “50” because this feast occurred fifty days after Passover. It was the OT's Feast of Weeks, a late Spring harvest festival.
v.2

You know that the Greek word pneuma can be trans…