Without the truth of God revealed by the Holy Spirit and proclaimed under the power of the Holy Spirit by believers, the Church will continue its decline.
Brian Myers: Abraham Clark, signer of the Declaration of Independence, with pleasure entrusted his & his sons’ future into “the hands of an Almighty God.”
Shane Vander Hart: God, James says, is the “Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” We don’t have to fear the unknown.
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap […]
14 Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers and read it; and Hezekiah went up to the house of the Lord and spread it before the Lord. 15 And Hezekiah prayed before the Lord and said: “O Lord, the God of Israel, enthroned above the cherubim, you are the God, you alone, […]
146:1 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! 2 I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. 3 Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation. 4 When his breath […]
To the choirmaster: according to The Dove on Far-off Terebinths. A Miktam of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath. 56:1 Be gracious to me, O God, for man tramples on me; all day long an attacker oppresses me; 2 my enemies trample on me all day long, for many attack me proudly. 3 […]
How can you tell the difference? A.W. Tozer in The Root of the Righteous provides some insight. The man of pseudo faith will fight for his verbal creed but refuse flatly to allow himself to get into a predicament where his future must depend upon that creed being true. He always provides himself with secondary […]
1. “On Victimization as Racism” by Collin Brendemuehl It comes in multiple forms. It comes on all sorts of colors (pun not intended). And sometimes it hides against the wallpaper and is difficult to discern. But it is there and it haunts humanity like the Predator hunted down Arnold. It is racism. Caleb Rosado notes […]
1. Five Distortions of the Gospel in Our Day 2. How the Calvin & Hobbs cartoon above resembles the public school system. 3. How swine flu was started. HT: A Ten O’Clock Scholar 4. From a Gay Patriot – Why Demonize Supporters of Traditional Marriage? I found this rather refreshing coming a homosexual since I […]
In the midst of sermon preparation I read the following passage. It reminded me of our current economic circumstances – the ensuing panic and despair that some feel. How to have perfect peace? Isaiah knew the “secret” for having perfect peace. “We have a strong city; he sets up salvation as walls and bulwarks. Open […]
I don’t do this very often because I like keeping my blog focused on issues, but have some life stuff to share. Do you remember the book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day? I had a week like that a couple of weeks ago. Ironically (or providentially) I preached from James […]
Are you fearful about our economic downturn? Have you or are you in danger of losing your job? Is the fluctuating stock market making you uneasy about the future? John Piper discusses how to respond during difficult financial times like these. Source: Desiring God Blog
I was reading this morning, before leaving to worship and preach at Grace Evangelical Free Church in Indianola, Isaiah 43. It was a great reminder that whatever challenges I face, difficulties that arise, obstacles that seem to be in my way… I am to fear not. I don’t know what 2009 will bring. It could […]
When reading Psalm 112 this morning for my devotions I thought of Dave’s post yesterday. Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments!His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.Wealth and riches are in his house, and his […]
Shane’s second semon in a series of three in the Book of Haggi at Grace Evangelical Free Church of Indianola – covering Haggai 2:1-9. Given on 8/17/08. http://www.archive.org/download/ShaneVanderHartStayingFocusedinDisappointment/081708stayingfocusedindisappointment.mp3Podcast: Download | Embed