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adoption: planned, accomplished, and applied, part one

Looking through the halls of time, The Father chose a fallen race In his good pleasure, redeeming sons To show the glory of His Grace Adopted children, thy voices raise, Praise the Father’s choosing grace. Some of you may remember the poem I wrote entitled “A Trinitarian Adoption”; it tried to encompass the glorious view […]

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a day

Time, like an ever rolling stream, bears all its sons away… How precious and quick are the years that to us are given. Any one who has survived more than a decade can say that in looking back upon each years as it passes, that it flew from our grasp quicker than we could even […]

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poem: trying to reckon, part 3

These poems have been produced in light of repentance and of Romans 6:11. Read the first here and the second here. How quick I am to forget… Unbelief! How quick to kill! This murderer that plagues me still; I trusted pride, it brought to shame, And brought dishonour on Christ’s name. ~~ Art thou cast […]

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a song of dedication

The following, though it is in the first person, was written in honour of the birth of my nephew, (pending name) Paul Leslie Riley IV. May he grow up to make the rest of us jealous by his Christ-likeness. Oh to see the zeal of Christ, consuming all my frame, Oh to share my Brother’s […]

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a Trinitarian adoption

Looking through the halls of time, The Father chose a fallen race In his good pleasure, redeeming sons To show the glory of His Grace Adopted children, thy voices raise, Praise the Father’s choosing grace. ~ Eternal Christ, comes to redeem, His state of glory willing to leave, Taking shame, ours by birthright, That sonship […]

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the gospel is the antonym: period

This is a continuation of what had written formerly along these same lines. One of the standard things that we are told with regard to the Gospel is that living it out resembles a tight rope, or a path between two cliffs, the pit on one side being licentiousness, and the pit on the other […]

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the breaking of the fellowship: end of book one

We are in the midst of deep, beautiful, and majestic story which is unfolding before our very eyes. It has now, as it had yesterday, and will have forever, one central Character: God’s Elect, His Servant in whom He delights (Isa 42:ff). We find Him at the very beginning, in His Father and He together […]

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147million…what does that mean to you?

“Reclaiming Adoption“ In most of the circles in which we run, 147 million immediately brings to mind this frightening truth: that, that, is the number of parentless or vulnerable children in the world. But somehow that manages to be an easy figure to throw around. We know about it; we care; we even wear the […]

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