Haddington House Summer 2020 Newsletter

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“Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever…” Psalm 125:1


Dear Friends,

As the famous line goes, “the best-laid plans of mice and men go often astray”*, and I am sure that is descriptive of the experience of many of you this summer and as we go into the fall. Yet, as believers, we see things differently under the Lord’s almighty sovereign ways, and thus we proceed with confidence under His reigning authority.


What follows below are our ‘adjustments’ for the remainder of this year. May your adjustments also be met with the confidence that the Lord’s grace is sufficient and is truly renewed daily.


In Gospel Bonds,
Jack Whytock, Director


* “The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft agley” — from “To a Mouse, on Turning Her Up in Her Nest With the Plough”, a Scots-language poem written by Robert Burns in 1785


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Historic Day in Canadian Church History: 250th Anniversary, July 3rd, 1770

At Mather’s Meeting House Halifax, Nova Scotia the first Presbyterian Ordination service took place in Canada. Rev. Bruin Comingo was ordained that day for the German Calvinistic Presbyterian congregations in the Lunenburg area.

Rev. Bruin Comingo
“The Governor’s-House and St. Mather’s Meeting House in Holles [sic] Street looking up George Street at Halifax in Nova-Scotia”, 1759. Source: Nova Scotia Archives

The 2018 Journal is now available online.

In addition to the current volume (2019-2020) of the Journal, we are now posting the 2018 volume. Like the current volume, this also has “live links” in the Table of Contents, a handy feature that takes you directly to articles/reviews. You can access back volumes under The Journal page at the top of the website, or, for the 2018 volume, you may simply click here.

We pray that this, and each, volume of the Haddington House Journal will bless and strengthen you.

The Lord is Risen – He is Risen Indeed! (The road to Emmaus encounter)

Extracts from an article published in the 2019-2020 Haddington House Journal by Dr. Manfred W. Kohl about the road to Emmaus encounter.

…. The Lord went with the two travelers, guiding them into all truth. He presented a comprehensive view of all Messianic prophesies and their fulfillment. Jesus thus declared that he was the heart of the Old Testament Scripture.

… he was the substance of every Old Testament sacrifice ordained in the Messianic law…

… he was the true deliverer and king…
… he was the coming prophet, the true high priest… … he was, and he is, the key to all of Scripture….

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Reflection and Application

Jesus demonstrates that he is closer to his people than they will ever know; he has time to listen…

Jesus demonstrates that he is able to fill us with his presence if we are empty vessels…

Jesus demonstrates that he himself is the key to all Scripture; when he speaks our hearts are on fire…

Jesus demonstrates that he is the first, the last, the living one; there is none like him…

Jesus demonstrates that prayer/blessing and breaking/sharing are inseparable – biblical stewardship…

Jesus demonstrates that to know him means to serve him faithfully and with integrity…

Jesus demonstrates that life with him is everything, and he invites you and me to participate…

And it all began with a simple dialogical prayer.

Soli Deo Gloria.

Amen

The full article is available here.

The 2019-2020 Journal is available here.

The Lord is Risen – He is Risen Indeed!

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