Reading Through Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion

Many Christians over the years have attempted to read through John Calvin’s huge Institutes of the Christian Religion, not all successfully. It’s a daunting task but scores of learned men have benefited from the journey. I will blog about this journey using J. Mark Beach’s study guide, Piety’s Wisdom, to spur my thoughts and writing on this book. He covers the whole work and provides questions for each section.

Psalm 130 Study

Sycamore Presbyterian Church Friday Men’s Bible Study Psalm 130 (see notes)

Question 1. Verses 1-2 (a) What is the psalmist’s condition? (What kind of situation does the metaphor “the depths” evoke?) (b) What do verses 1-2 show us is the appropriate response to “the depths”?

1 Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD! 2 O Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy!

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