Lord’s Day 08/09 Preparation

In my last post I offered how to meditate on Scriptures. That post focused on the personal time we spend with the Lord. In similar fashion we should be encouraged to meditate to get ourselves ready to worship at our church meeting place. I offer some words by Thomas Boston from his The whole works of the late Reverend and learned Mr. Thomas Boston, Minister of the Gospel at Etterick, 1851. Ponder thy manifold sins, on the one hand, and the rich mercies with which thou hast been visited on the other. This is a proper mean to bring the …keep reading »


How To Meditate On Scripture

How do you meditate on Scripture? I’ve heard the question many times. I’ve even asked it myself many times. Even when the question is answered it isn’t always clear. The real question is – What is the process for meditation? What exactly do I do? In this post I’m going to (hopefully) give you the how to meditate on Scripture with 1) a summary and 2) a point-by-point breakdown. I’ve adapted this instruction from Dr. Joel Beeke’s chapter, Learn from the Puritans I, in Dear Timothy: Letters on Pastoral Ministry, edited by Dr. Tom Ascol, pages 226-230. The points I’m …keep reading »


Jesus the Answer

Enjoy worshiping on the Lord’s Day with His people.  Below are some wonderful words to think on from John Newton which were written a few years after he wrote Amazing Grace. I heartily sympathize with you in your complaints; but I see you in safe hands. The Lord loves you, and will take care of you. He who raises the dead, can revive your spirits when you are cast down. He who sets bounds to the sea, and says “Hitherto shalt thou come, and no further,” can limit and moderate that gloom which sometimes distresses you. He knows why he …keep reading »


John Newton On Our Hope

A gem to meditate on for the Lord’s Day. “Our righteousness is in Him, and our hope depends, not upon the exercise of grace in us, but upon the fullness of grace and love in Him, and upon His obedience unto death” – John Newton Grace to you, Mark