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Give Thanks | Isaiah 12:1-6

We are reminded by the Word always to give thanks.  No matter the circumstance, the Lord's grace and presence give us sufficient reasons for thanks.  

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A Portrait in Thanksgiving | Luke 17:11-19

Guests, Chuck Tedrick   |   November 24,2020   |   New Testament, Luke   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Prayers

This devotional highlights Jesus' willingness and power to heal and to save. Furthermore, it reveals the heart of thanksgiving and praise which flows from a life touched by God's grace and mercy.

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But God Meant It for Good | Genesis 50:15-21

Among the sterling characters of the Old Testament few surpass Joseph for integrity and faith—which shine all the more given the suffering he was called to endure. From one perspective, his life could be summed up as, "how everything went wrong." But Joseph would insist that "everything went right." Is Joseph a special case and have a special faith?  Or does he testify to a promise that applies to the people of Christ as well?

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A Proper Approach to Suffering | 1 Peter 5:6-14

Peter exhorts Christians to trust in God’s sovereign plan and remain vigilant while we await our blessed hope.

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Paul’s Prayer for Christ’s Church | Ephesians 3:14-22

Guests, Chuck Tedrick   |   November 3,2020   |   New Testament, Ephesians   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Prayers

This meditation reflects upon the Apostle Paul's prayer for the church in Ephesus, which he planted, knows, and loves. By extension this prayer is for Christ's church and people in this present age as we await the Lord's return. Paul's prayer is bold and audacious. It is confident and comforting, knowing that the Lord is able and willing to do more than we can even ask and think.

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Meet the Staff: Chuck Tedrick

Guests, Chuck Tedrick   |   November 2,2020   |  Type: Interviews, Office Hours Podcast

In this episode, Office Hours talks to Westminster Seminary California's new Dean of Students,  Rev. Chuck Tedrick. 

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A Covid-19 Update

Resident Faculty, Joel E. Kim   |   October 5,2020   |  Type: Interviews, Office Hours Podcast

In this episode, Office Hours talks to Westminster Seminary California President Joel Kim about the state of the seminary during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Jonah

God’s compassion for those outside of Christ is so different from ours.  He focuses our attention on this in one of the most sublime short stories in literature: the little book of Jonah.  

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Daily Dependence

Guests, Adriel Sanchez   |   September 29,2020   |   New Testament, Matthew   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Prayers

What does it mean to ask for daily bread?   

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Justification, The Love of God, and Boasting

In Romans 5:1-11, the Apostle Paul preached the bad news of our sin and the good news of our free, once-for-all, justification and salvation. The heart of passage is that, in Christ, God loves sinners, justifies them, saves them, and as a consequence, sanctifies them by his love and Spirit. 

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Boasting Subverted, Boasting Inverted


All human boasting is subverted by the surprising grace of God's calling and election. The Christian's boasting is inverted, redirected away from ourselves toward the cruciform glory of Christ our Mediator.
 

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Thy Will Be Done

Guests, Chuck Tedrick   |   September 15,2020   |   New Testament, Luke   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Prayers

This devotional examines Jesus' request to avoid the cross, if possible; coupled with his wholehearted resolve to endure the cross for his people. This is not merely an example of radical obedience, but the foundation for the forgiveness, righteousness, and reconciliation of the Christian.

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But God . . .

God has robbed the graves of his people

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I Prayed For You

Guests, Chuck Tedrick   |   September 8,2020   |   New Testament, Luke   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Prayers

This devotional unpacks Jesus' praying for Peter that his faith would not fail and the implications for us that our faithful High Priest lives to intercede for us. 

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