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“The Vitals of the Gospel” by Jesse H. Pickett

The gospel of John begins by taking the reader directly back into pre-history, before anything existed….. anything except God that is! One need not be a Westminster Divine to understand where John is pointing his readers when he begins with the words “In the beginning”. The beloved Apostle is explicitly demonstrating in an irrefutable manner […]

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THE BIBLICAL-THEOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE RIVER IN SCRIPTURE

Rivers of Living Water by Jesse H. Pickett The theme of the river makes for a fascinating Biblical theological study. No pun intended, but the idea of the river in scripture “traces the landscape” of redemptive history. Think about it- in the garden of Eden a river ran through the middle to irrigate the produce […]

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“The First Wo…

“The First Word” by Jesse H. Pickett John 1:1-18 The Greeks loved their plays. They even had a god of poetry and prose whom they called Apollo. Those of you who were raised in my generation will remember the popular late night ‘showtime at the Apollo’ starring Arsenio Hall. The Apollo theatre in Harlem where […]

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Introducing Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church

This article originally appeared in the January 5, 2012 edition of the Westside Journal, a local newspaper of Nassau County, Florida. Believing the Word of God to be the only infallible rule of faith and practice, and the Reformed system of doctrine as expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith to be the most pure […]

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An alien righteousness for alien people

Imagine for a moment that your only child, a twelve year old little girl, is in the ambulance on the way to the hospital with an immediate and impending threat to her life. The condition is utterly desperate. The sirens blare through the busy five o’clock traffic in the downtown area where the hospital is […]

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The Temple Building Son of David

     Jesus was a carpenter. After Jesus’ sermon in the synagogue of his hometown city (Nazareth), those who heard this local Preacher remarked incredulously “Is not this the carpenter?” (Mark 6:3) Often times, Jesus would draw on His pre-ministry vocation of carpentry to illustrate spiritual truth by using building metaphors.

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Be Strong And Very Courageous

One can watch a professional basketball game and hear the announcer describe a sequence of events as a player makes a strong move to the basket, and finishes with a courageous shot under pressure. While I appreciate the athlete, and his God-given abilities as much as the next person, I would hardly classify them as […]

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