Comfort for God’s People – Isaiah 40:1-8

The following sermon was preached at Alta Vista Bible Church on August 22, 2021. I pray it is edifying to you. Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the... Continue Reading →

Meditation on Psalm 3

As we continue our singing through the Psalms at AVBC, I want to try to post some thoughts on each psalm we sing. It is important that we sing not just with our hearts, but with our understanding also. What good is it if we sing words we do not understand? (See Paul’s discussion of... Continue Reading →

A Brief Guide to the 1650 Psalter

Full text of the 1650 Psalter here. The Psalms of David in Metre, otherwise known as the Scottish Metrical Version (SMV) or 1650 Psalter, is a beautiful translation of the Psalms from the Hebrew into English meter and rhyme so that they can be sung. It's so simple to use, that all you need to... Continue Reading →

Encouragement from Paul

I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed in us.Romans 8:18 ESV I quote this not because I am suffering. I have no reason to count myself among the sufferers. By all accounts, I am a rich man. I live in a... Continue Reading →

Study in Ephesians: 1:3-4

The following outline is from the Reformation Study Bible, 2015 edition (p. 2090). II. Praise to God for Blessings in Christ (1:3-14)A. Elected by the Father (1:3-6)B. Redeemed by the Son (1:7-10)C. Sealed by the Spirit (1:11-14) While Ephesians 1:3-14 is one long sentence in the Greek, the ESV has helpfully broken it up into... Continue Reading →

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