The Father Delights to Give Us the Kingdom

“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”  (Luke 12:32) I was encouraged by these words today and thought I would pass them on without commentary and just this paragraph to set the context. As I begin my preparation for next week’s worship service I found these words from J.C. Ryle on … More The Father Delights to Give Us the Kingdom

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Everything We Believe in Submission to the Word of God

Tuesday is for Hearing the Word We have in C.S. Lewis’s words, “a prejudice against older books.” That is a problem. Too often we cut ourselves off from the greatness of brothers and sisters who finished well and can teach us much. Here’s one of those voices from 164 years ago: (And perfectly in sync … More Everything We Believe in Submission to the Word of God

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“Prayer will consume sin or sin will choke prayer.”

Wednesday is for Prayer I am being raked over the coals by my third reading of J.C. Ryle’s A Call to Prayer: An Urgent Plea to Enter into the Secret Place. You can kid yourself and delude yourself and hypnotize yourself into thinking you are too busy to pray or too distracted to pray or that you … More “Prayer will consume sin or sin will choke prayer.”

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“Stunted, Dwarfish, Clipped” Prayers: The Malady of Our Age

Wednesday is for Prayer “I am afraid the private devotions of many are most painfully scanty and limited; just enough to prove they are alive and no more. They really seem to want little from God. They seem to have little to confess, little to ask for, and little to thank him for. Alas, this … More “Stunted, Dwarfish, Clipped” Prayers: The Malady of Our Age

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Evangelical Faith Requires an Authoritative Bible

Friday is for Heart Songs Here is a great passage from J.C. Ryle on the absolute supremacy of the word of God to evangelical faith. I picked this up from Eric T. Young over at Reformed Bibliophile. The first leading feature in Evangelical Religion is the absolute supremacy it assigns to Holy Scripture, as the … More Evangelical Faith Requires an Authoritative Bible

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