The Touch of Jesus – Dane Ortlund

I am gentle and lowly in heart.Matthew 11:29 “Reflecting on this passage in Matthew 11, the old English pastor Thomas Goodwin helps us climb inside what Jesus is actually saying: “Men are apt to have contrary conceits of Christ, but he tells them his disposition there, by preventing such hard thoughts of him, to allure … Continue reading The Touch of Jesus – Dane Ortlund

Grace Active

A prayer from The Valley of Vision: LORD JESUS, GREAT HIGH PRIEST, Thou hast opened a new and living wayby which a fallen creature can approach thee with acceptance.Help me to contemplate the dignity of thy Personthe perfectness of thy sacrifice the effectiveness of thy intercession.O what blessedness accompanies devotion,when under all the trials that … Continue reading Grace Active

Book Review – 50 People Every Christian Should Know: Learning from Spiritual Giants of the Faith

• Warren Wiersbe (1929-2019), 50 People Every Christian Should Know: Learning from Spiritual Giants of the Faith (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2009), 398 pp. It's been a privilege to spend the last few months making my way through Wiersbe’s 50 People Every Christian Should Know: Learning from Spiritual Giants of the Faith. This book … Continue reading Book Review – 50 People Every Christian Should Know: Learning from Spiritual Giants of the Faith

“A word fitly spoken…” by William MacDonald

"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver." (Prov. 25:11) "The combination of golden apples in a setting of silver is pleasingly appropriate. The two go together well. It is the same with a golden word spoken at just the proper time. "A man hath joy by the answer of … Continue reading “A word fitly spoken…” by William MacDonald

Crucifixion and Resurrection

  A prayer from The Valley of Vision:O LORD,I marvel that thou shouldst become incarnate,be crucified, dead, and buried.The sepulchre calls forth my adoring wonder,for it is empty and thou art risen;the four-fold gospel attests it,the living witnesses prove it,my heart's experience knows it.Give me to die with thee that I may rise to new … Continue reading Crucifixion and Resurrection

“Have I one here who is at his wit’s end?” by C. H. Spurgeon

"Have I have one here who is at his wit's end? Once he said, "I will do this, and then I shall be saved; I will forego that lust, I will renounce that crime, I will moderate my conduct, I will behave myself more Christian-like, and then I shall be saved." Hast thou tried these … Continue reading “Have I one here who is at his wit’s end?” by C. H. Spurgeon