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Good Quote from “The Priority of Preaching”

We live in a culture where everyone has their say, where I can press the interactive buttons and register my view on television, where I can set up a blog and proclaim my views on anything and everything to the world, where the most friendly thing we can say in welcoming newcomers is ‘We want to know what you think’, but dare…

Man-Exaltation

When I read about stories such as Eddie Long’s, I am confronted with thoughts that some churches tend to exalt a man as their leader instead of God as their leader. If so much focus is given to a man and his “prowess,” is it any wonder when those men start believing the lies that they are great because of who they…

The Firehose Phenomenon

We live in a world where we are bombarded by information. It comes at us over email, the cellphone, snail mail, tweets, facebook, newspapers, magazines, websites, blogs, rss feeds, personal interactions, radio, television, and I could go on and on. The firehose of information is aimed at our eyes and ears, and we are told to take it all in. How do…

Suffering ~ for you.

Mark 1:12–13 (ESV) 12 The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. 13 And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him. Do you grasp the significance of this event that occurred at the beginning of Christ’s active ministry? We sometimes say to ourselves:…

The Service Principle

The attitude of Christ never ceases to amaze me. Think about it. Ponder him leaving constant being-to-being fellowship with God the Father and the Holy Spirit. That is really the most amazing fact of the incarnation anyway. Once we see the glory of the Father, everything else is going to pale in our minds – all that we will desire will be…

Go eat grass!

What if, when you exhibited pride in yourself, you had to eat grass? That is exactly what King Nebuchadnezzar had to do, for seven years, because he exalted himself over God! Daniel 4 contains the account. This Babylonian king experienced the ultimate of humiliating circumstances. When he willfully chose to take credit for the city of Babylon’s splendor, God humbled him –…

Are you a whiner?

I’m a whiner. I like to complain that I don’t have things that I want. Everyone is a whiner at some point. You feel entitled to something that another person has. You feel that pang of, “If only I had enough money, than I could get . . . .” Here is something that is absolutely amazing, though. God has given us…

“When to stop, when to go, when to slow down” ~ quote from RC Sproul’s excellent article in Tabletalk magazine

RC Sproul wrote a great article in this month’s Tabletalk magazine dealing with standards and legalism. I’ll let this quote speak for itself.         “Although on the surface it seems rigid and severe to define spirituality as involving the avoidance of dancing, wearing makeup, and going to movies, in reality it vastly oversimplifies the call to godliness that the Bible gives to Christian…

John Owen – The Mortification of Sin

“Now, it being our duty to mortify, to be killing of sin whist it is in us, we must be at work. He that is appointed to kill an enemy, if he leave striking before the other ceases living, doth but half his work.” ~ John Owen Do not leave the battle half won today. Keep fighting!