Thursday Musings Yesterday, I was reading Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening devotional and ran across the gem below. It has been gently edited by Alister Begg to update the language a bit but with no substantive change from the original (I checked). This is not the full devotional, just the beginning paragraph that I found helpful … More Spurgeon on the Effect of Conversion
Just for Fun Farmers Rock! My four years in central Illinois gave me a great love and appreciation for farmers. Even though they were finished with me after four years, they will always be in my heart. So it was fun to run across this tonight. For the Eagles fans! Politics and Culture Ruth … More Farmers Rock; Ruth Ginsburg, Horrible Christian movies; and much more.
Sunday Reflections Let’s Remember that We are ALL Sinners It won’t be popular. It won’t make you popular. It won’t make your life easy. It won’t make you assertive about your “rights.” It won’t chase your depression away with “happy thoughts.” But it will remind you of forgiveness. It will remind you of grace. It … More Let’s Remember that We are ALL Sinners
Great Quotes Stolen from Other Sources I picked up the following quote from Chris Brauns and his website, A Brick in the Valley. In 480 B.C. the battle of Thermopylae was fought on the plains of Greece between the Greek forces and the invading Persians. It was a decisive battle, a battle that had to … More Is Preaching as Important as We Think?
Thursday is for Discipleship “I do not know when I am more perfectly happy than when I am weeping for sin at the foot of the cross.” —C. H. Spurgeon The quote is from a message number 3272 in the collected sermons of Spurgeon and is titled, “How to Become Full of Joy.” The message … More How Sorrow’s Tears Produce Joy
Tuesday is for Preaching “The great English preacher C.H. Spurgeon recounted one of the more unusual experiences of his highly unusual life. he was headed to Haverhill in Suffolk and, due to rail delays, was running late for a preaching engagement. I’ll let him pick up the story here: “So it happened that I reached … More Spurgeon’s Grandfather and the Gospel: A Snapshot in Time
Tuesday is for Preaching Here’s a video of Tim Keller on what the Bible is all about. If you preach the word of God, if you have the responsibility of opening the word of life for a flock of God’s people, you need to wrestle with what Tim Keller says here. Then you need to … More Why Every Message Ought to be About the Gospel
Tuesday is for Preaching “My Bible“ Sometimes we use language strangely. Is my Bible really my Bible? I mean it is mine as distinct from the Bible that somebody else is carrying around but it really isn’t mine. In fact, the book that I call my Bible is really not mine at all. It’s God’s. … More Preaching the Gospel to the Preacher’s Soul
Tuesday is for Preaching Thesis: Most messages require a firm structure for maximum audience involvement. Therefore, I prefer to phrase titles and principles/points in ways that: First, … Begin to hint at application for the hearer. I try to stay away from titles that are merely descriptive, for example “Joshua Leads the People to Conquer … More Where are You Going with Your Preaching?
Tuesday is for Preaching “Get saturated with the Gospel. I always find that I can preach best when I can manage to lie asoak in my text. I like to get a text, and find out its meanings and bearings, and so on, and then after I have bathed in it, I delight to lie … More Let Your People Glory in the God You Show Them