Chapter 1

Psalm 1

January 18, 2009  |  Joe Boot
The Bible's message is simple but profound. True happiness is possible but seems elusive because people seek it in the wrong way. Happiness pursued apart from the way that God has directed is man-centered and futile. Happiness is found in the law of God, in avoiding the path of sin; it is the indirect result of holiness.
Scripture: Psalm 1

The Revelation of God in Creation

February 8, 2014  |  Joe Boot

The creative act of God recorded in Genesis lays out the literal meaning for the rest of the Bible. In the Christian worldview, creation and redemption stand in an absolute historical continuum together. A proper understanding of God's revelation in creation requires a proper understanding of his Word which interprets the world.

Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah

Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah

September 23, 2012  |  Scott Masson
The Devil wants to oppress man and make him an animal; God wants to rescue His people and free them from all external and internal oppression.
Topic: Humanism
Scripture: Psalm 77

Chapter 2

Utopia: Always a Dystopian Nightmare

Utopia: Always a Dystopian Nightmare

February 10, 2013  |  Joe Boot

The utopian philosophies of elitist social planners will end in disaster. Only the advancement of Christ's Kingdom can improve conditions in the world.

Scripture: Psalm 2
Article (Jubilee Journal)

Law And Gospel, or Law As Gospel (Part 1)

October 1, 2012  |  Jennifer Forbes

In the absence of a biblical understanding of the different roles that law and gospel play in the historical unfolding of God's kingdom reign, contemporary culture is perilously close to collapsing the two into a universal legal system, and the results will be nothing short of disastrous.

Powerful Proverbs

August 7, 2011  |  Anwar Sawaya

Without a vision the people will perish. People need a course of action to follow. So the church needs to set its vision.

Scripture: Psalm 2
Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come

July 4, 2010  |  Scott Masson
You cannot live a private Christian life; it must be publicly manifested.

Chapter 4

The Light of His Countenance

The Light of His Countenance

July 18, 2010  |  Joe Boot

The world turns justice on its head, but God sets apart His covenant people and watches over them.

Topic: Justice
Scripture: Psalm 4

Chapter 8

Christ, the Gift of All Gifts

December 20, 2015  |  Joe Boot

In a time of restlessness and anxiety in the world, the gift of God has come to us in the Lord Jesus, bringing peace and joy.

Everlasting Joy

Everlasting Joy

December 11, 2016  |  Joe Boot

In Christ our human nature has been redeemed, we are restored in fellowship with God, and we have received a calling and purpose. We find everlasting joy in our relationship with the King.

Everlasting Joy

December 11, 2011  |  Joe Boot
A new religion in our culture is victimology. We see ourselves as victims and blame others. In reality, we are not victims but sinners and rebels. To experience the great joy of Christmas, we must first recognize ourselves as miserable sinners (the bad news) and look to Jesus in faith as the one who redeems us from our sin and then crowns us again with glory and honour (the good news; Ps 8.5).
Scripture: Psalm 8

Christ, the Gift of All Gifts

December 20, 2015  |  Joe Boot
In a time of restlessness and anxiety in the world, the gift of God has come to us in the Lord Jesus, bringing peace and joy.
Everlasting Joy

Everlasting Joy

December 11, 2016  |  Joe Boot

In Christ our human nature has been redeemed, we are restored in fellowship with God, and we have received a calling and purpose. We find everlasting joy in our relationship with the King.

Chapter 14

The Free-Thinking Fool

The Free-Thinking Fool

August 2, 2015  |  Scott Masson

Atheism is more than merely the absence of belief in God, it is the presence of a state of being in which the revelation of God's existence evokes anger and rebellion instead of relief and repentance.

Topic: Theology
Scripture: Psalm 14
The Free-Thinking Fool

The Free-Thinking Fool

August 2, 2015  |  Scott Masson

Atheism is more than merely the absence of belief in God, it is the presence of a state of being in which the revelation of God's existence evokes anger and rebellion instead of relief and repentence.

Topic: Theology
Scripture: Psalm 14

Chapter 15

Living in God's House

Living in God's House

July 16, 2012  |  David Robinson
The tongue is a sword; no physician can heal the wounds of the tongue.
Scripture: Psalm 15
Living in God's House

Living in God's House

July 15, 2012  |  David Robinson

The tongue is a sword; no physician can heal the wounds of the tongue.

Scripture: Psalm 15

Chapter 16

The Path of Life

The Path of Life

September 2, 2012  |  David Robinson
We are defeated when we try to live the Christian life by “unleashing the power of our inner self.” It's in the power of Christ alone that we can have victory.
Scripture: Psalm 16

Searching for Truth: The Rolling Stone

April 20, 2014  |  Joe Boot

The resurrection of Christ is the turning point which changes all of history. The Devil's power over the curse of death is broken, and for the Christian the sting of death is gone.

Scripture: Psalm 16
The Path of Life

The Path of Life

September 2, 2012  |  David Robinson

We are defeated when we try to live the Christian life by “unleashing the power of our inner self.” It's in the power of Christ alone that we can have victory.

Scripture: Psalm 16

Chapter 19

The Word of God and the Revival of the Soul

The Word of God and the Revival of the Soul

August 12, 2012  |  David Robinson
This Psalm of humility exalts the Law of God, and points us to Christ. The theme of the Psalm is the glory of God.
Topic: Law
Scripture: Psalm 19
The Word of God and the Revival of the Soul

The Word of God and the Revival of the Soul

August 12, 2012  |  David Robinson

This Psalm of humility exalts the Law of God, and points us to Christ. The theme of the Psalm is the glory of God.

Topic: Law
Scripture: Psalm 19

Chapter 23

The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd

July 11, 2010  |  Scott Masson
Christ not only redeems us, but He continues to act creatively in His world governing all things down to the details.

Chapter 24

God's Property and the Future

God's Property and the Future

August 26, 2012  |  Joe Boot

Our sphere as the church has largely been that of a child; we've retreated from one area of life to another, leaving law, politics, education, etc. to the influence of godless people. Toronto is God's city because all authority in heaven and earth belongs to Christ

Topic: Lordship
Scripture: Psalm 24
God's Property and the Future

God's Property and the Future

August 26, 2012  |  Joe Boot
Our sphere as the church has largely been that of a child; we've retreated from one area of life to another, leaving law, politics, education, etc. to the influence of godless people. Toronto is God's city because all authority in heaven and earth belongs to Christ
Topic: Lordship
Scripture: Psalm 24

Chapter 27

Father's House

Father's House

June 17, 2012  |  Joe Boot
The gospel in Psalm 27 is that God will care for us though we're abandoned by all others.
Scripture: Psalm 27

Chapter 32

The Blessing of Repentance and Forgiveness

The Blessing of Repentance and Forgiveness

June 28, 2015  |  David Robinson
The picture of sin and forgiveness in Psalm 32 points us to the work of Christ in bearing the burden of our sin on the cross.
Topic: Salvation
Scripture: Psalm 32
The Blessing of Repentance and Forgiveness

The Blessing of Repentance and Forgiveness

June 28, 2015  |  David Robinson

The picture of sin and forgiveness in Psalm 32 points us to the work of Christ in bearing the burden of our sin on the cross.

Topic: Salvation
Scripture: Psalm 32

Chapter 33

The Steadfast Love of the Lord

The Steadfast Love of the Lord

September 1, 2013  |  Scott Masson

The watchful eyes of parents keep children from countless dangers. The eyes of the Lord are on those who fear Him.

Topic: Worship
Scripture: Psalm 33
The Steadfast Love of the Lord

The Steadfast Love of the Lord

September 1, 2013  |  Scott Masson
The watchful eyes of parents keep children from countless dangers. The eyes of the Lord are on those who fear Him.
Topic: Worship
Scripture: Psalm 33

Chapter 34

Taste and See that the Lord is Good

Taste and See that the Lord is Good

August 25, 2013  |  David Robinson

We are called to cry out to God, see that He is good and taste His goodness.

Scripture: Psalm 34
Taste and See that the Lord is Good

Taste and See that the Lord is Good

August 25, 2013  |  David Robinson
We are called to cry out to God, see that He is good and taste His goodness.
Scripture: Psalm 34

Chapter 37

Inheriting the Land

Inheriting the Land

August 5, 2012  |  Joe Boot

It is part of the human condition to fret, but we are not to worry about the prosperity of the wicked, or the condition of the world around us; we are to be faithful and trust God. We are promised that we will inherit the land.

Topic: Covenant
Scripture: Psalm 37

Chapter 42

Why Are You Downcast?

Why Are You Downcast?

July 12, 2015  |  David Robinson

In times of trouble or depression, it is God's Word and His covenant faithfulness which defines our reality and interprets our circumstances.

Scripture: Psalm 42
Why Are You Downcast?

Why Are You Downcast?

July 12, 2015  |  David Robinson

In times of trouble or depression, it is God's Word and His covenant faithfulness which defines our reality and interprets our circumstances.

Scripture: Psalm 42

Chapter 43

Send Out Your Light and Your Truth

Send Out Your Light and Your Truth

July 19, 2015  |  David Robinson

In every line Psalm 43 draws us to God. God is our rock of refuge, our judge, our deliverer, our light, our truth, our life, our hope, our salvation, and our exceeding joy.

Scripture: Psalm 43
Send Out Your Light and Your Truth

Send Out Your Light and Your Truth

July 19, 2015  |  David Robinson

In every line Psalm 43 draws us to God. God is our rock of refuge, our judge, our deliverer, our light, our truth, our life, our hope, our salvation, and our exceeding joy.

Scripture: Psalm 43

Chapter 45

The Royal Wedding

The Royal Wedding

August 16, 2015  |  David Robinson
Christ is the righteous warrior-king who makes His bride glorious. Christ reigns righteously by His Word until He returns to secure His victory and to judge the living and the dead.
The Royal Wedding

The Royal Wedding

August 16, 2015  |  David Robinson

Christ is the righteous warrior-king who makes His bride glorious. Christ reigns righteously by His Word until He returns to secure His victory and to judge the living and the dead.

Chapter 46

A Mighty Fortress is Our God

A Mighty Fortress is Our God

August 8, 2010  |  Scott Masson
We don't like to speak of those who oppose God as our enemies. But because they hate Christ, they also hate us. We need to recognize that, and stop deluding ourselves that we can remove the offense of the Gospel. To God's enemies: Be still. That is, stop your futile resistance against God. The battle is won. What appear to be battles are mere skirmishes on the plain of victory. When we avail ourselves of the power of God, we will see God moving mightily.
Topic: Theology
Scripture: Psalm 46

Chapter 48

The City of God

The City of God

September 9, 2012  |  Joe Boot

God is working in history, building His Kingdom-City which cannot be destroyed.

The City of God

The City of God

September 9, 2012  |  Joe Boot

God is working in history, building His Kingdom-City which cannot be destroyed.

Chapter 50

True Religion

True Religion

August 23, 2015  |  David Robinson
Psalm 50 magnifies the condition of our souls as God calls a cosmic court session and charges His people with superficial religion and hypocrisy.
Scripture: Psalm 50
True Religion

True Religion

August 23, 2015  |  David Robinson

Psalm 50 magnifies the condition of our souls as God calls a cosmic court session and charges His people with superficial religion and hypocrisy.

Scripture: Psalm 50

Chapter 61

Our Rock in Times of Trouble

Our Rock in Times of Trouble

July 29, 2012  |  Scott Masson

We live today in times of trouble. If God is Lord and He now rules, why is His rule contradicted?

Topic: Culture
Scripture: Psalm 61
Our Rock in Times of Trouble

Our Rock in Times of Trouble

July 29, 2012  |  Scott Masson

We live today in times of trouble. If God is Lord and He now rules, why is His rule contradicted?

Topic: Culture
Scripture: Psalm 61

Chapter 63

My Soul will be Satisfied

My Soul will be Satisfied

July 1, 2012  |  David Robinson

The Psalms give voice to the believer's cries to God. Following David's sin, his sons subsequently rebelled, forcing David to flee to the wilderness where he writes Psalms 3 and 63. Under affliction, David's soul is thirsting for God Himself. The Psalms celebrate God's loyal, faithful, enduring love. We need to set aside time to remember God's steadfast love demonstrated to us in the cross. As we cling to God we gain confidence, so we can then offer confidence to those who come to us.

Topic: Salvation
Scripture: Psalm 63
My Soul will be Satisfied

My Soul will be Satisfied

July 1, 2012  |  David Robinson
The Psalms give voice to the believer's cries to God. Following David's sin, his sons subsequently rebelled, forcing David to flee to the wilderness where he writes Psalms 3 and 63. Under affliction, David's soul is thirsting for God Himself. The Psalms celebrate God's loyal, faithful, enduring love. We need to set aside time to remember God's steadfast love demonstrated to us in the cross. As we cling to God we gain confidence, so we can then offer confidence to those who come to us.
Topic: Salvation
Scripture: Psalm 63

Chapter 71

Teaching to All Generations

Teaching to All Generations

June 20, 2010  |  Joe Boot
Fathers are responsible to teach the next generation who God is.
Topic: Education
Scripture: Psalm 71

Chapter 72

Article

The Peace Tower, Parliament, and Christian Canada

August 15, 2015  |  Steven Martins

Canada's heritage as a nation under God is plainly carved on the walls of our Parliamentary buildings. They serve as a rebuke, as well as an encouragement, to all Canadians, that God continues to call His people to covenant faithfulness.

Topic: History
Scripture: Psalm 72:8

Chapter 73

Truly God is Good

Truly God is Good

August 9, 2015  |  David Robinson

The tension between what we experience in the world and what we believe to be true by faith is resolved by knowing that God is guiding our lives toward glory.

Scripture: Psalm 73
Truly God is Good

Truly God is Good

August 9, 2015  |  David Robinson

The tension between what we experience in the world and what we believe to be true by faith is resolved by knowing that God is guiding our lives toward glory.

Scripture: Psalm 73

Chapter 75

Thanksgiving for God's Judgment

Thanksgiving for God's Judgment

August 11, 2013  |  David Robinson

Throughout history we see that God opposes the proud and lifts up the humble. God's judgment is equitable, and it is cause for rejoicing.

Topic: Justice
Scripture: Psalm 75
Thanksgiving for God's Judgment

Thanksgiving for God's Judgment

August 11, 2013  |  David Robinson

Throughout history we see that God opposes the proud and lifts up the humble. God's judgment is equitable, and it is cause for rejoicing.

Topic: Justice
Scripture: Psalm 75

Chapter 77

Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah

Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah

September 23, 2012  |  Scott Masson

The Devil wants to oppress man and make him an animal; God wants to rescue His people and free them from all external and internal oppression.

Topic: Humanism
Scripture: Psalm 77

Chapter 85

Truth Has Sprung From the Earth

December 21, 2008  |  Joe Boot
If we will turn in love to Christ, we can have peace: peace within, peace with God, and His indwelling power to make peace with others.
Topic: Salvation
Scripture: Psalm 85:10-13

Chapter 90

Numbering Our Days

Numbering Our Days

September 16, 2012  |  Joe Boot

We have only been given a small amount of time and it matters what we do with it. Eternal life is not merely an endless succession of moments; it is a new quality of life in God.

Topic: History
Scripture: Psalm 90
Numbering Our Days

Numbering Our Days

September 16, 2012  |  Joe Boot
We have only been given a small amount of time and it matters what we do with it. Eternal life is not merely an endless succession of moments; it is a new quality of life in God.
Topic: History
Scripture: Psalm 90

Chapter 91

Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey

June 27, 2012  |  Scott Masson
If we want to live in reality, we need to live under the order and reality of God. But humanity wants to submit God and His order to its values, discolouring the world into fifty shades of grey.
Scripture: Psalm 91
Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey

June 24, 2012  |  Scott Masson

If we want to live in reality, we need to live under the order and reality of God. But humanity wants to submit God and His order to its values, discolouring the world into fifty shades of grey.

Scripture: Psalm 91

Chapter 94

Seeds of Regeneration

Seeds of Regeneration

August 22, 2010  |  Joe Boot
Our task is to sow the seed of regeneration everywhere by the work and power of the Holy Spirit. We should not place false confidence in man's enlightened reason to transform society.

Chapter 95

The Privilege of Worship

The Privilege of Worship

June 13, 2010  |  Joe Boot
Worship is our response to God as He reveals Himself to us in His Word and in His world; that is what it means to be human. Worship for many believers is stunted because they have an inadequate view of God; their God is not sovereign, He is not victorious in history.
Topic: Worship
Scripture: Psalm 95

Chapter 111

To the Praise of His Glory

To the Praise of His Glory

July 7, 2013  |  David Robinson

The praise of God changes us; it reorients us from self-centeredness to focus on God, reflecting on His faithful hand and just works.

To the Praise of His Glory

To the Praise of His Glory

July 7, 2013  |  David Robinson
The praise of God changes us; it reorients us from self-centeredness to focus on God, reflecting on His faithful hand and just works.
The Remembrance of God

The Remembrance of God

August 30, 2015  |  Joe Boot

The covenant promises of God are assured forever. God is always totally and absolutely faithful, even when we dont observe His activity.

Topic: Covenant
Scripture: Psalm 111
The Remembrance of God

The Remembrance of God

August 30, 2015  |  Joe Boot

The covenant promises of God are assured forever. God is always totally and absolutely faithful, even when we don't observe His activity.

Topic: Covenant
Scripture: Psalm 111

Chapter 112

Reverence and Delight

Reverence and Delight

July 21, 2013  |  David Robinson

The righteous man is immovable and does not fear bad news for God has poured out His love in our hearts.

Topic: Justice
Scripture: Psalm 112
Reverence and Delight

Reverence and Delight

July 21, 2013  |  David Robinson
The righteous man is immovable and does not fear bad news for God has poured out His love in our hearts.
Topic: Justice
Scripture: Psalm 112

Chapter 115

Hallowed Be Thy Name

Hallowed Be Thy Name

July 25, 2010  |  David Robinson
God's name is not hallowed because His throne is not recognized. The problem is idolatry.
Topic: Theology
Scripture: Psalm 115

Chapter 121

The Helper and the Keeper

The Helper and the Keeper

September 5, 2010  |  Joe Boot
When we face trouble, we need to look away from ourselves and look to God for rescue.
Topic: Theology
Scripture: Psalm 121

Chapter 131

Providence and Hope

Providence and Hope

July 28, 2013  |  Joe Boot
We are not at peace when we are unwilling to think in terms of God's revealed meaning. Man in his rebellion not only wants to determine good and evil but also demands an infallible knowledge of how evil arose in the first place.
Topic: History
Scripture: Psalm 131
Providence and Hope

Providence and Hope

July 28, 2013  |  Joe Boot

We are not at peace when we are unwilling to think in terms of God's revealed meaning. Man in his rebellion not only wants to determine good and evil but also demands an infallible knowledge of how evil arose in the first place.

Topic: History
Scripture: Psalm 131

Chapter 133

The Oil of Unity

The Oil of Unity

July 5, 2015  |  Joe Boot

Discipleship involves taking the yoke of Christ upon us as we work through differences and problems to reap God's blessing of life and joy.

The Oil of Unity

The Oil of Unity

July 5, 2015  |  Joe Boot

Discipleship involves taking the yoke of Christ upon us as we work through differences and problems to reap God's blessing of life and joy.

The Unity of the Body

The Unity of the Body

September 12, 2010  |  Joe Boot

There does not need to be peace and tranquility for there to be unity. Covenant community life in the body of Christ is messy. We are called to tolerate one another's faults and forebear with one another.

The Church and Unity

The Church and Unity

July 14, 2013  |  Joe Boot

The Holy Spirit works among believers bringing unity. He is reviving and extending His work in community so that we live together in faith, obedience and truth. Unity yolks us together for life.

Topic: The Church
Scripture: Psalm 133
The Church and Unity

The Church and Unity

July 14, 2013  |  Joe Boot

The Holy Spirit works among believers bringing unity. He is reviving and extending His work in community so that we live together in faith, obedience and truth. Unity yolks us together for life.

Topic: The Church
Scripture: Psalm 133

Chapter 139

The Value of Life and the Law of God
Lecture

The Value of Life and the Law of God

March 20, 2014  |  Joe Boot

With the decline of Christianity in our contemporary culture, the value of life has been lost. For the Christian, the law of God shows us the value and conditions of life.

Scripture: Psalm 139
Precious Thoughts Precious Life

Precious Thoughts Precious Life

July 22, 2012  |  Joe Boot
The State now claims deity in defining morality, a life worth living, and what a human person is.
Topic: Sexuality
Scripture: Psalm 139
Precious Thoughts Precious Life

Precious Thoughts Precious Life

July 22, 2012  |  Joe Boot

The State now claims deity in defining morality, a life worth living, and what a human person is.

Topic: Sexuality
Scripture: Psalm 139

Chapter 146

Created for Joy

Created for Joy

August 1, 2010  |  Joe Boot
The deepest longings of the soul are only satisfied in God. We are all worshipers at heart, and we are conformed to the image of the thing that we worship.
Scripture: Psalm 146

Educating in Light of the Gospel

September 22, 2015  |  Joe Boot

One of the most significant ways that Christians fulfill the Great Commission mandate, making disciples of all nations, is by educating our children in a God-honouring way.