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The September-October 2014  issue of the Bible Advocate is now available.

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Psalms Medley

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Psalm-y Summer

By the time you read this, the San Diego CoG7 will have spent most of a summer in the Psalms. This twelve-week season began for us June 21 and will end September 13.
The initial idea came one April evening at sunset on La Jolla Shores beach while I sought God’s guidance on my preaching. Typical sermon prep for me involves three things: looking at Scripture, looking at the world around, and looking to God for discernment in comparing and contrasting the two. Read More »

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Embracing the Psalms

With more light on the topic, the psalm-and-worship link becomes clearer.

by Israel Steinmetz2014-5-dreamstime_m_12534155

In their helpful book How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart describe the Psalms as a “guide to worship.”1 How can this collection of one hundred fifty ancient hymns and poems guide our worship? What must we understand about them, and about worship, so we can embrace the Psalms as a resource in becoming a church passionate in worship? Let me propose a few ideas. Read More »

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Restored

One precious psalm heals one grieving mom.

by Shirley Brosius2014-5-dreamstime_m_40376735

Have you ever wanted something so badly that you knew if you only had it, your life would be nearly perfect? Read More »