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Sweeter than honey...

The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the LORD are true; they are righteous altogether. They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them Your servant is warned; In keeping them there is great reward. | Psalm 19:7-11

Few Christians today can list (much less recite) the Ten Commandments in order. Go ahead, try it. If you're like me and you can't do it, the proper response is shame. This reveals how radically out-of-sync we are with the faith of our fathers—both Biblical and Reformational.

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The Holy Hip-Hop Movement

A lot of words have been written concerning Reformed Rap over the past several days in response to this video. Many have come to defend this genre as a result of the video, and so I'm thankful that Reformed Rap (a.k.a. Holy Hip-Hop music) is finally getting some good publicity. My fellow brothers and I at Clearnote are grateful to have the opportunity to shoulder in the work with these brothers as we proclaim the good news to those who are perishing.

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Worship Planning during Advent

Advent is a time of expectancy and waiting--waiting for the coming of the Messiah, Christ Jesus. It is a time where we not only celebrate the First Coming of our Savior, but also a time where we look forward to His Second Coming when "He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead" (from the Nicene Creed). And during the season of Advent it is common practice in homes and churches to use an Advent wreath as a reminder of God's care for His people. Here at Clearnote, our practice is to use the liturgy we have posted here.

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