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The Gentleness of Jesus

For though we are a bruised reed, Jesus will not break us. He is gentle. How does He show this gentleness to us? By being broken for us. We are so delicate that we could never hope to take the harsh blow that God’s justice requires, so Jesus took it for us.

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Jonathan Cruse
God's Glory Alone

God’s glory is the splendid, majestic, and marvelous manifestation of any and all of His attributes. God’s glory is everything that makes Him God. And can you imagine claiming that as our own for even one second?

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Jonathan Cruse
Scripture Alone

Inasmuch as it is the rule of all truth, containing all that is necessary for the service of God and for our salvation, it is not lawful for me, nor even for angels, to add to it, to take away from it, or to change it.

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Jonathan Cruse
Grace Alone

Without salvation by grace alone we can have no “peace and rest in our consciences.” We will always be fretting about, wondering if we have done enough, prayed enough, or paid enough to earn God’s good pleasure.

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Jonathan Cruse
Stain Removal

In the Gospel we are presented with a stain-removing Savior, Jesus Christ. There is hope for your blemished, tarnished soul in His hands.

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Jonathan Cruse
The Praying Church

The reality is, however, that prayer does not come naturally. It is a supernatural, spiritual action. Therefore, since it is not an inherent instinct or reflex, we need to practice.

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Jonathan Cruse
What Is the Lord's Supper? (Part II)

Friends, you don’t want a mere memorial meal. Ultimately, that can do nothing for your soul—it cannot strengthen you, sustain you, or save you. You want Jesus. If you have Jesus, you have everything. And in the Supper you have Jesus!

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Jonathan Cruse
imago Dei

A great deal of the trouble and turmoil our world is facing currently (racism, violence, abortion, sexual confusion come to mind) stems from a lack of understanding of what the imago Dei is.

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Kerri Ann Cruse
Preparing for Worship

Our Confession says that properly keeping the Sabbath entails, in part, the preparation of our hearts and the ordering of our common affairs beforehand (WCF 21.8). I want to focus in on that “beforehand” aspect and offer some helpful tips on how to prepare for worship on Saturday.

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Jonathan Cruse
Liberty in Christ

Happy Independence Day, everyone! Good food, fun, friends, family, and fireworks are always a fabulous way to celebrate the Fourth.  It is a joy to think back on what the colonists accomplished for us 240 years ago: liberty from a tyrannical despot, relief from oppressive laws and regulations, freedom to set our own course.  As an American, this is a day worth celebrating.  But, as an American Christian, this is not our greatest Independence Day.  The greatest Independence Day was not July 4, 1776, but rather the 15th of Nissan, around A.D. 33.

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When Life Disappoints

When we talk about life letting us down we usually mean that we didn’t get something that we wanted. Something that we worked hard for and invested much time in, something that seemed perfect to us, something that we loved–it was either taken from us or kept from us entirely. Depending on the circumstances, this can cause real heartbreak. Plans we work on fall apart. Friends we love turn on us. Calamity strikes. Death and disease show up unannounced. Things simply go wrong!

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