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Give Me Understanding, That I May Keep Your Law and Observe It With My Whole Heart

I’m getting ready to preach on the Ten Commandments at my church as we work our way through the book of Exodus on Sunday mornings. I’m excited to use Kevin DeYoung’s book, The 10 Commandments: What They Mean, Why They Matter, and Why We Should Obey Them, as an aid in my sermon prep. From what I can tell so far, it's thoroughly biblical, rooted in the Reformed tradition (that's a good thing in my opinion), informative, accessible, and practical.

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Our Great God, Your Steadfast Love Endures Forever

Our great God, we come before you this morning in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. We praise you because your steadfast love endures forever. You are the God of gods and the Lord of lords. There is no one in heaven or on earth who compares to you.

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Our Gracious God and Heavenly Father

Our gracious God and heavenly Father, we come before you this morning to give you praise. We praise you as the God of all grace. You are merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin.

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Jesus Loves Me, This I Know

Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so. This line from a classic children's hymn is familiar to many of us, especially if you grew up going to Sunday school. You likely know the rest of the words by heart. My sense is that as adult believers we think the hymn is memorable but rather simplistic; helpful to children but too elementary for the mature. But is it? Do you really know that Jesus loves you?

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Guide me, O thou great Jehovah, pilgrim through this barren land; I am weak, but thou art mighty; hold me with thy pow’rful hand; Bread of heaven, Bread of heaven, feed me till I want no more, feed me till I want no more (Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah, William Williams, 1745).

Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth (Psalm 124:8 ESV).

Alan Jacobs on Thinking During Covidtide: When people let their thinking about the coronavirus, and responses to it, be guided by TV networks desperate for viewers and websites desperate for clicks, they are not choosing their interlocutors wisely.

John Calvin: By nature I love brevity. A man after my own heart.

Edmund Clowney: Prayer leads us to the triune God. It is addressed not simply to a personal, but to a tri-personal God.

Jerry Bridges in I Exalt You, O God: The joy of realizing my sins are forgiven and that I am accepted by the Father through Christ lifts my soul to praise and thanksgiving.