Tuesday is for Thinking “Christ died for us so that we would not have to die for sin, not so that we would not have to die for others.” Let the Nations Be Glad, John Piper, 77. Christian, pour your life out in service of your neighbors. Don’t be afraid or shirk your responsibility to … More Living for Others
The American Church is losing the war. I’m not thinking of the cultural war, or the war against abortion, or the war against same-sex marriage, or the war being waged against the faith of our children, or the war for respect among the elites in the media. I’m thinking of a much more important war … More The American Church is Losing the War.
Tuesday Afternoon Musings When are we going to stop playing games? “Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of the God, . . .” —2 Peter 3:11 This week … More What Sort of People are We?
Reading with the Pastor Proverbs 29, Hebrews 7, and Psalm 59 and Psalm 25 Read Psalm 25 For your name’s sake, O Lord, . pardon my guilt, for it is great. (Psalm 25:11) An awareness of sin. When I am aware of my sin, when I know my sin is great, I … More Psalm 25 Reading with the Pastor
“This is the great business of life–to ‘put our mouths out of taste for those pleasures with which the tempter baits his hooks.’ I know of no other way to triumph over sin long-term than to gain a distaste for it because of a superior satisfaction in God.” John Piper, Desiring God, p. 12. … More Fighting Sin with a Great Joy
If you spend much time around as many churches as I do, you meet some truly great saints of God–men and women whose growth in grace inspires a longing for a deeper walk with Jesus in ways that jump start renewed zeal for holiness. At the church I planted in Bolingbrook, IL I met some … More Why are Christians So Immature?
R. C. Sproul is gone. A more false word could hardly be spoken of the man. R.C. lives today, more alive than ever in his 78 years here and still vibrantly powerful through his books, recordings, messages, and the indelible imprint he made on all who knew him. He was a mountain, an Everest, a … More A Giant Has Left the Land
Sunday Afternoon Musings The following is a brief article from Kairos Journal and it is well worth some patient thought and reflection. The first sentence is a powerful sounding of alarm. It sits in my spirit like the blowing of a loud trumpet. Pray that the Church in America would seek purity, holiness, and righteousness … More Not Even Among Pagans!
Wednesday is for Prayer Sleep is over-rated. One hour, and then toss, switch sides, too hot, toilet, a thousand thoughts, turn them into prayers, what was that sound?, more thoughts, more prayers, give up, rise up, light on, rearrange bed, locate Bible, listen to the voice of God. Last night, reading, praying, meditating on Psalm … More The King and a Blade of Dry Grass (a meditation)
Saturday Musings For more than three decades Jerry Bridges has been an honest voice of singular devotion to Christ. Every book that comes out of his heart is a trustworthy guidepost to a deeper spiritual life guaranteed to both instruct and inspire the reader, or at least this reader, to long for more of Jesus. Here’s … More God’s Role and Ours in the Pursuit of Holiness