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The Two Purposes of Church Music

by Brent Karding

Last month, we saw that is impossible to be filled with the Spirit and not have a song in your heart – and in your mouth! Ephesians 5:19 was the main source of our observations there. Today, I want to talk about the two purposes of church music, found in the same verse. But before […]

The Purpose of Church Music (Part 1)

by Brent Karding

Earlier this year, I preached a message on the purpose of church music.  Right now, that is by far the most downloaded audio message on our Sermon Audio page.  I thought I would turn it into two blog posts so that people can read these important truths, and not just hear them in a sermon.  It […]

The Lisping Tongue of a Child

by Brent Karding

I’ve been slowly making my way through Overcoming Sin and Temptation, by John Owen, which is a collection of 3 books by the great Puritan author. I was struck by his take on Moses’ sight of God’s glory in Exodus 33-34, in a chapter that urges believers to endeavour to be in awe of God. […]

Enjoying the Joys of God

by Brent Karding

God is happy. Perfectly, everlastingly happy. I Timothy 1:11 calls him “the blessed [happy] God.” And if we want to be like Him, then we ought to be happy too! In biblical language, we ought to “rejoice in the Lord”! (Phil. 4:4). If we are to share His happiness, we must agree with Him perfectly […]

Glittering Spears, Beauty, and Truth

by Brent Karding

“The horseman lifteth up both the bright sword and the glittering spear….” That’s what Nahum 3:3 says. When reading that, I wondered, “Why did God have to describe the spear as “glittering?” Isn’t that superfluous? Isn’t that extra and unnecessary?” Nahum 3:3 uses poetic language. And the Bible is filled with poetry and poetic images! […]

Fight the Slimy Snake of Doubt

by Brent Karding

Today, that old serpent the Devil still attacks on the same two fronts he used to attack Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden: the truth of God’s Word (Gen. 3:4) and the goodness of God’s person (Gen. 3:1b, 5). And yet they are both one attack; to cast doubt on God’s Word is […]

A Coffee Cup Is Not a Fork

by Brent Karding

A couple of weeks ago or so, I told you that I wanted to defend some of the teachings of God’s Word currently under attack in our culture.  One of the attacks today is against the division of mankind into two genders (and only two).  When God created mankind, we don’t read, “and God created […]

Even If He Turns Purple

by Brent Karding

What must the first day of life be like for a newborn baby? All new experiences; bewildering sensations; strange sights and sounds. A newborn baby doesn’t get to design her own world; no, she is born into a world already formed and ordered by God, with pre-existing realities and rules. These are some of the […]