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

“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

9 Quotes from “Coronavirus and Christ” by John Piper

“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

“Behold my servant…” (Matt. 12:18) – Richard Sibbes (1577-1635).

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).

Solomon and The Motive for Prayer – A. J. Higgins

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