Great Faith and Great Obedience

Great Faith and Great Obedience

It is hard not to be inspired by Spuregon’s sermons. In seminary, he was the prime example of preaching great sermons from the wrong texts. That meant that he did less exegesis than synthesis, and since Charles Spurgeon was one of the worlds most avid readers...

Prayer: power or privilege

Prayer: power or privilege

God’s will is something we can know exists – but not something we can peer into (Unless God reveals… ). Prayer is our communication with God and it must include our desires weather good or bad, right or wrong. God does not hope that we will pray...

The Importance of Full Restoration

The Importance of Full Restoration

A flawed restoration. In the story of David’s life we often see him as great Christian example, a wonderful type of Christ. However, there are also times when the great King of Israel is a dismal example, and anti-Christ. When David sinned with Bathsheba his...

God Glorifying Anger

God Glorifying Anger

Is there anything in our lives that causes us to be angry? As Christians, imaging Christ who overturned tables and rebuked scribes, there should be. Anger is a signal, like pain is a signal, that something is wrong. There are times when expressed anger is a cry for...

Setting Our Minds

Setting Our Minds

Set you mind on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. – Where do we go to find happiness and peace in our daily lives? More to the point, why do we all too often seek the treasures of this fallen world over the everlasting joys of God and our...

Christian Hope

Christian Hope

According to faith and hope are linked together. They share the “conviction of things not seen”. This has caused many Christians to assume that hope for the Christian is an unrealized desire. A thing that we wish for, but do not yet possess. In a sense,...

Common Grace and King Killing

Common Grace and King Killing

It really is amazing if we stop and think about the difficulty that followed King Sual’s being rejected by God. David is anointed by Samuel seemingly shortly after, but years pass before Saul himself is killed in battle. In the years that pass, David becomes...

Rejoicing in what’s lacking

Rejoicing in what’s lacking

Often in our lives, we motivate ourselves by the thought that we only need to get around this corner, and life will settle down. We feel as though peace is within our grasp but we always come up lacking. With each new accomplishment or rite of passage we find...

The Revealing God

The Revealing God

To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day. Winston Churchill How long does it take for us to recognize God in our lives? How long does it take to draw close to Him? says, “I revealed myself to...

Weapon of Watching

Weapon of Watching

Search me, O God, and know my heart! () Kind of a scary verse when you stop and think about it. Thing is, God does know our hearts, better than we do. What does He see when examining your heart ()? I must confess, mine is all too often, not as it should be. We often...