Reading in First John this evening. Staggered by the wonder of what the apostle John writes in the beginning of the third chapter. Read it. Read it again out loud. Read it again slowly. Let the wonder of it wash over you. The greatest being in the universe has declared us His children! What manner … More Mesmerized by Mountain Top Truth
Following Christ is not for the half-hearted but it is for all those who really want Him. You have to read the whole Bible if you want to know what being a Christian really means. You have to take the whole Bible seriously, not just those portions that are comfortable for you. You have to … More Discipleship: Not for the Half-hearted
Yesterday, I read the news that a “major” (sic) prosperity preacher, after a month of reading Spurgeon and listening to Ray Comfort, repented of his false gospel and committed to preaching the truth of the grace of God and that all men and women are “not called to their best life now”, but instead, are … More The Gospel, Not the Preacher, is Powerful
Tuesday is for Reminiscing The picture above is of our family at a Family Reunion on the Jersey shore some 20 years ago. I want to tell you about my daughter, but this story starts with my son. Some years ago, inspired by my son’s fantastic poetry, I was encouraged to continue to work on … More Can I Brag a Bit?
Joe Heschmeyer, over at Word on Fire had a great article on the 20th of July that I wanted to make sure my readers saw the following paragraphs. the article was titled: “How the News and Politics is Destroying Your Soul (and what you can do about it)” Heschmeyer makes a number of discerning and … More I Stole These Paragraphs Because They are So Good
Read Psalm 41 Read to the accompaniment of Aubre’s Gift (black bar to the right of this post) Part of the Poetry Project An attempt to write a “poetic reflection” on each of the psalms in the Psalter. Don’t think of these as high art, (that won’t be hard); but as one man’s attempt to … More If With the Poor and Rejected I Would Dwell
In the summer of 2016, a national magazine, asked for an article on the Priesthood of Believers. Here’s what I sent them. (See link in blue.) Commanded to Function as Priests In a post-COVID-19 world, it is imperative that the church rediscover the priesthood of all believers. A gospel confined to the four walls of … More The Priesthood of Believers
via Sorrow and Loss I was reminded of this post again as I thought of all the loss and sorrow, and pain and hopelessness that has traveled with all of us over the last 6 months.
Laboring for King and Kingdom “If you would prosper in your work, be sure to keep up earnest desires and expectations of success. If your hearts be not set on the end of your labors, and you long not to see the conversion and edification of your hearers, and do not study and preach in … More O God, Give Us Hearts for Conversion
Sunday Afternoon Musings A prayer for everyday of the rest of our lives.