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

“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).