Martin Luther wrote in his famous hymn, “A mighty fortress is our God, A bulwark never failing; Our helper he amid the flood, Of mortal ills prevailing.”
This week’s featured sermon is Sinclair Ferguson preaching from Hebrews 2:10-18 and 8:1-2 addressing Christ-Centered Worship at the 2017 Basics Conference.
Shane Vander Hart: We can go to a church that has great biblical preaching and still come away empty if our hearts are not right before God.
Shane Vander Hart: How much different would life be if we just kept the perspective that we are to do all (work, play, etc.) for God’s glory and praise?
If we as a nation want to experience the blessings of God we must follow the instructions found in 2 Chronicles 7:14 to humble ourselves and pray.
Frank Schaffer in his critique of the Church made a fundamental flaw, he places deeds over creeds and encourage us to depend on our self-righteousness.
God is awesome. I don’t think we fully appreciate the word awesome as its meaning has been diminished in our culture. We attach the word to everything. “This game is awesome.” “This pizza is awesome.” “You’re awesome.” Really? God and pizza are both awesome? Of course not, but do we really understand what it means […]
I wanted to introduce an up and coming CCM artist to the Caffeinated Theology family of readers. Zach Svoboda lives in the Des Moines area and is a former worship leader, but he is also an accomplished songwriter and artist. I appreciate not only his musical ability, but the message behind the music. Here is […]
Joshua 24: 15… And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, […]
Ben Terry posted the video of Bob Kauflin leading the song “Jesus, Thank You” accompanied by the band Reilly last week. I love the lyrics. Even in the midst of our worst moments we can always be thankful for the Cross of Christ. Thank you Jesus! Below are the lyrics for the first and second […]
116:1 I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. 2 Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. 3 The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish. […]
Some miscellany for the weekend. Bloomberg: Greenspan Says U.S. May Soon Reach Borrowing Limit USA Today: Prison dads learn meaning of ‘father’ Financial Times: FCC in move to regulate internet Out of Ur: Comedy in the Pulpit NY Sun: What Is Wrong With the Economist Clapham Community: I Can Worship God Without Going to Church, […]
“If I speak with the tongues of men and angels but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.” I Corinthians 13:1 What tongue do both angels and men have in common? Music. The angles and elders worship around the throne. In the center, around the throne, were four […]
25 Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages 26 but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the […]
12:1 You will say in that day: “I will give thanks to you, O Lord, for though you were angry with me, your anger turned away, that you might comfort me. 2 “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, […]
Last night I was reading Psalm 40. Anytime I read this particular Psalm I can’t help but think of the group U2. They sing a song called “40” which is on their 1983 album, War. The song, appropriately titled, is a modification of Psalm 40. Consequently, I started humming the tune as I continued to […]