“I AM MOVED TO WRITE because playing the odds is a fragile place to put your hope. Odds like 3 percent versus 10 percent, youth versus old age, compromised health versus no history of disease, rural versus urban, self-isolated versus home meeting with friends. Playing the odds provides little hope. It is not a firm … Continue reading 9 Quotes from “Coronavirus and Christ” by John Piper
"I can as fully prove that thou art my shepherd by thy keeping me in the grassy field, as by thy fetching me back when I have wandered; I know thou art as much my shepherd when thou hast supplied my wants day by day as if thou hadst suffered me to go into poverty … Continue reading “What a providence!” by C. H. Spurgeon
“Our homes may be empty, our firesides may be thinned, and our hearts may bleed: but these are not enduring things; and why should we feel desolate as if all gladness had departed? Why should we, who shall wear a crown and inherit all things, sigh or fret because of a few years' poverty and … Continue reading ”Faith tells us…” by Horatius Bonar (1808-1889)
Richard Sibbes (1577-1635) "Is the Lord Christ a servant? This should teach us not to stand upon any terms. If Christ had stood upon terms, if he had refused to take upon him the shape of a servant, alas! where had we and our salvation been? And yet wretched creatures, we think ourselves too good … Continue reading “Behold my servant…” (Matt. 12:18) – Richard Sibbes (1577-1635).
"Hence we see how brightly grace shines in the salvation of the thief on the cross. There can be no possible mistake as to him. Clearly he had no good works to trust in. He had performed no deeds of charity. Of baptism and the Lord's Supper he knew nothing. The rites, ceremonies, and ordinances … Continue reading The Penitent Thief – C. H. Mackintosh
The purpose of this article is to pass along a list (not exhaustive and not in any particular order) of Biblical resources/media that can be an encouragement to the Lord's people during this season of social distancing. These are resources that I've enjoyed recently or am currently making my way through. I trust that this … Continue reading Select Resources For A Season Of Social Distancing: Round 2.
1 Kings 8; 2 Chronicles 5, 6 "Why should we pray? Why did Solomon pray? If we can gain some insight into why Solomon prayed, we might learn something about reasons to pray. Worship: He prayed first of all as an expression of worship. His heart was filled with appreciation to God for His grace … Continue reading Solomon and The Motive for Prayer – A. J. Higgins
"In Hebrews 13:15 we have the third branch of our Lord's service for us in the heavenly sanctuary. "By Him, therefore, let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name." What a comfort to know that we have One in the presence of God to present … Continue reading "One who ever liveth in the presence of God." – C. H. Mackintosh
The purpose of this article is to pass along a list (not exhaustive and not in any particular order) of Biblical resources/media that can be an encouragement to the Lord's people during this season of social distancing. These are resources that I've enjoyed recently or am currently making my way through. I trust that this … Continue reading Select Resources For A Season Of Social Distancing
Some great content here by Pennsauken/Barrington Gospel Hall from their conference earlier this year. If you're stuck at home and are looking for something to listen to, then check out "Bible Temples: Secrets of the Sanctuaries." Link below. Featured Teachers: Dr. A. J. Higgins, Shawn St. Clair, David Petterson. https://pennsaukengospelhall.org/sermon-series/2020-pgh-conference-bible-temples/