Posts by Caleb Maltby

Worship in the Family

Our church believes in the membership of families. What does this mean? Apart from some of the more visible things such as a worship service filled with young children as well as adults, it means that we believe our children are part of the church, members of the community. The Scripture time and again gives…

Christ the Mediator

Q. 36. Who is the Mediator of the covenant of grace? A. The only Mediator of the covenant of grace is the Lord Jesus Christ, who, being the eternal Son of God, of one substance and equal with the Father, in the fulness of time became man, and so was and continues to be God…

Singing our Theology

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” ­ – Colossians 3:16 “…addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.”…

Establishing Justice

“A bruised reed He will not break, And a faintly burning wick He will not quench He will faithfully bring forth justice. He will not grow faint or be discouraged Till He has established justice in the earth; And the coastlands wait for His law.” – Isaiah 42:1-4 This lesser-known passage from the prophets depicts…

Need Wisdom?

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person…

Christ and the Law

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Therefore whoever relaxes…

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the Peacemakers

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”  – Matthew 5:9 The word “pax” in Latin means peace. In the English language, we get the word “to pacify” or “pacifist” from it. Yet when Christ speaks of those who are “peacemakers” here, he does not mean those who are passive or…

Comfort the Christian

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 These Beatitudes, these “blessed are those who…” sayings are perhaps the harder part of the Sermon on the Mount to interpret. They seem almost cryptic, like proverbs or saying that take a bit of pondering. Of course, in one sense that is what…