Jonathan Shirk

SPECIAL (006) – Joy Amidst Trials (James 1:2-4) – Rev. Rob Hill – West Springfield, MA

In this episode, Rev. Rob Hill unpacks James 1:2-4 and gives comfort to those facing trials. We all face trials sometimes, and sometimes they are significant trials. What is God doing? Why is this happening? Will I make it through this? We need a comforting word from God that He is sovereign and working in…

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STT 083 – Aren’t You Glad Christ Commands the Lord’s Supper (HC LD 28, QA 75-77)

Sometimes commands leave a bitter taste in our mouths. Why is that? If God’s good commands leave a bad taste in our mouth, perhaps we don’t love what is being commanded. God commands the Lord’s Supper; we must obey Him by participating. That said, do we love the promises God gives us in the Lord’s…

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STT 082 – Your Baptism Didn’t Save You, but It Should Greatly Comfort You (HC LD 27, QA 72-74)

The ecumenical creeds and Reformed catechisms greatly help us understand how to think about the Bible. They were not created or accepted by one person but rather by many discerning Christians. Millions of Christians through the centuries have confessed them. If we act like we’re the first ones to read the Bible, we’ll fall into…

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STT 081 – Your Baptism Continues to Strengthen You as You Run Your Race (HC LD 26, QA 69-71)

Do you realize that baptism is an ongoing part of how God encourages and strengthens you on your wearying road to eternal life? It will help you to slow down and think about what God is promising you in your baptism, and how He will comfort you through this divine gift. To learn more about…

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STT 080 – God’s Big Gift that Is Often Left Unwrapped Under the Tree (HC LD 25, QA 65-68)

The sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper are often not as valued as they ought to be. Do you realize how important the sacraments are for your ongoing strength and growth in Christ? The sacraments are God’s big gift to you; unwrap them and benefit from them. To learn more about the sacraments and…

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