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- This time of year brings a strange situation that I continue to puzzle about – the non-starter of Reformation Day in almost all Protestant denomination churches. Fact -> If the pivotal events which Reformation Day embodies and represent had not occurred (by God’s grace, of course), then each and every single person in all Protestant […] - reformation day, halloween - In my Bible reading today, re-reading this psalm was just so wonderful that I decided to post it… Psalm 86 A Prayer of David. 1 Incline your ear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. 2Preserve my life, for I am godly; save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my […] - We are now friendly to and viewable from mobile devices! You can now browse and read DoctrinesOfGrace.ca from all types of mobile devices more comfortably. Try it and enjoy… - Lord, high and holy, meek and lowly, Thou hast brought me to the valley of vision, where I live in the depths but see Thee in the heights; hemmed in by mountains of sin I behold Thy glory. Let me learn by paradox that the way down is the way up, that to be low […] - The world is the creation and possession of the Lord. He and He alone sovereignly controls it in all things. As we often sing in hymn, “the battle belongs to the Lord”. As a backdrop it is important to remember Ephesians 6:12 “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, […] - Fret(ting) – an irritated state of mind; annoyance; vexation. An ongoing state that is corrosive and abbrasive. Fret not yourself because of evildoers, and be not envious of the wicked, (Prov 24:19) Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the fear of the LORD all the day. (Prov 23:17) Yet many believers that […] - In Isaiah 29:13 we have And the Lord said: “Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips,while their hearts are far from me,and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men,” And repeated in Matt 15:8-9 “‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is […] - But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. (Matt 28:5-6a) Risen indeed! Proving the power of the Christ over all of creation. Proving that atoning for all the sins of all […] - So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them. Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It […]