Confession of Sin

Most holy and merciful Father, we confess that we have not kept your law, but instead have willfully sinned against you and others in thought, word, and deed. We have not loved you with our whole heart, nor our neighbour as ourselves. We plead your forgiveness on the person and merits of Jesus Christ. Accept… Continue reading Confession of Sin

Church History ABC’s and Reformation ABC’s

I find that recommendations for Family Worship like gold dust. We’ve been working through Reformation ABC’s and Church History ABC’s by Steve Nichols for the last few weeks. Both volumes are brilliantly illustrated by Ned Bustard. They are fun, brief and good conversation starters. The Children have really enjoyed going through them. As a way… Continue reading Church History ABC’s and Reformation ABC’s

Not growing weary in doing good – Minister’s Letter April 21

Dear all at IPC, One of the things I love about the Bible is it’s sheer realism. The irony is that the world thinks the Bible is full of fairy tales. Yet when you engage with its teaching, you find that it fits our humanity. The God who wrote the Bible ‘knows our frame, he remembers that… Continue reading Not growing weary in doing good – Minister’s Letter April 21

Confession of Sin

O most great, most just and gracious God; you are of purer eyes than to behold iniquity; but you have promised mercy through Jesus Christ to all who repent and believe in him. Therefore we confess that we are sinful by nature and that we have all sinned and come short of the glory of… Continue reading Confession of Sin

Westminster Shorter Catechism – Q4

Q. 4. What is God? A. God is a spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness and truth. 18 words to define who God is. It is like trying to seek to define the undefinable, express the inexpressible. But the writers of the catechism give us a masterful definition of… Continue reading Westminster Shorter Catechism – Q4

Why it was impossible for Christ not to be raised – pt 4

God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. Acts 2:24 Reason 1 – Because of what God promised Reason 2 – Because of what God sought to accomplish Reason 3 – Because of Jesus’ Life Reason 4 – Because of who Jesus is It… Continue reading Why it was impossible for Christ not to be raised – pt 4

Why it was impossible for Christ not to be raised – pt 3

God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. Acts 2:24 Reason 1 – Because of what God promised Reason 2 – Because of what God sought to accomplish Reason 3 – Because of Jesus’ Life The first promise in the bible is ‘on… Continue reading Why it was impossible for Christ not to be raised – pt 3