Sunday Afternoon Musings “The Father’s main tool for pruning you–and so helping you to enjoy a deeply satisfying, productive life–is the Word of God. The devil knows that if he can keep you from the Word, you’ll simply dry up.” Wayne Cordiero, The Divine Mentor, 56. Let’s be students of the word. Let’s ask the … More The Father’s Main Pruning Tool
David P. Rogers reviewed Counseling the Word in the Local Church: An Introduction to a Philosophy of Biblical Co… A good resource for knowing where to start the conversation May 16, 2018 “As Christians navigate the world and the church, applying a biblical model in unofficial and official counseling situations comes up with regularity. The reality is … More First Review is In for the New Book
Today’s Text: Matthew 13:44-46 This text has a context and the context is filled with parables of the kingdom. It starts out with: The Sower – the condition of the heart (soil) determines the fruitfulness of the life. The Weeds – the glory of the kingdom is revealed at the end of the age. The … More When the Kingdom of God Dominates Your Life
It is so easy to slip into discontent. It is so easy to be ingracious. It is so easy to refrain from giving thanks and to enjoy the blessings of the moment. And when we don’t enjoy these blessings, our discontent is path to an empty life. Our Declaration of Independence, a powerful and world-changing … More Murmuring and Being Content
Sunday Afternoon Musing I have been waiting to post this piece from Ravi Zacharias ministry site for some time. Today’s message had a lot of these themes in it so here, after six years sitting in my “draft” file is an article by Jill Carattini. I have reformatted it a bit to make it easier to … More Malcolm Muggeridge
Sunday is for Heart Songs Reading with the Pastor Hab. 3, John 11, and Psalm 95 1 O come, let us sing for joy to the Lord, . Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. 2 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, . Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. … More Let Your Heart Soar
No nation produces better novels than Russia. It isn’t even close. Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Pasternack, Chekhov, Nabakov, Solzhenitsyn, Turgenev, these are men whose greatest books are worthy of being read multiple times and who have enraptured the imagination of millions all over the world. Crime and Punishment and the Brothers Karamozov by Dostoevsky are filled with such … More The Lies We Tell Ourselves
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Christians Conforming Rather Than Transforming — A.W. Tozer “Religion today is not transforming people; rather it is being transformed by the people. It is not raising the moral level of society; it is descending to society’s own level, and congratulating itself that it has scored a victory because society is smilingly accepting its surrender.” – … More Untransformed Christians
Here’s a good followup to the message I preached today on learning to treasure the word of God. Enjoy. Here’s the first paragraph but follow the link and read the whole article. When it comes to weighty matters in the Bible, let’s be like Mary. “Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her … More Rejoice! You are His!!