Early Impressions
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  • November 9, 2014

Sunday morning services in Córdoba have proven themselves a fertile time for considering the forms employed by the local congregations when gathering for worship and the Word.  Here are just a three differences that we’ve noticed between services here and those in the States, recognizing our very limited experience so far:   Length: The services here are long....

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  • November 4, 2014

m4s0n501 I’m reading through Matt Perman’s excellent What’s Best Next, and am encountering little gems on every page.  His comment on Proverbs 19:17 struck me as particularly beautiful this afternoon. What we give (especially to the poor) is loaned to the Lord (Prov. 19:17), and the Lord does not default on his “loans.”  The Lord pays back...

Córdoba’s Puerta del Puente
quote icon Let us remember that our justification means not only that our sins are forgiven and that we have been declared to be righteous by God Himself, not merely that we were righteous at that moment when we believed, but permanently righteous. For justification means this also, that we are given by God the positive righteousness of His own Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. That is what justification means. It does not only mean that your sins are forgiven, but much more. It means that He clothes us also with the righteousness of Jesus Christ. He says in effect: `You are righteous; I see, not a sinner, but a righteous child of My own; I see you in Christ covered by His holiness and righteousness’. And when God does that to us, He does it once and for ever. You are hidden, you yourself and your whole personality and life stand in the righteousness of Christ before God. I say, therefore, with reverence and on the authority of the Word of God that God sees your sins no more; He sees the righteousness of Christ upon you. Lay hold of that.

Martyn Lloyd-Jones in Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Its Cure

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  • October 16, 2014

Home for the Next Year
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  • July 31, 2014

Here are some pictures of our apartment in Córdoba.  We moved in at the beginning of July and have just about finished settling in.  We’re still lacking a desk for the office and an umbrella for the patio, but otherwise, things are shaping up nicely. As we mention in our July update letter, this apartment...