Do we long to see sinners saved? If our study of God’s Word isn’t producing a deep longing for people to know Christ, we’re doing it wrong. If you are growing in your knowledge of Christ’s love, you will be … Continue reading Knowing Christ’s Love, Showing Christ’s Love
How do we come to know the love of Christ? In his sermon on Ephesians 3:19, Charles Spurgeon gives several steps. First, we must know and believe the Scripture. Second, we must experience and be grateful for salvation and sanctification. … Continue reading Obedience and the love of Christ
If you see someone who is becoming passionate about an issue and who is wanting to do something to fix that issue and who wants you to submit to their idea about how that issue should be fixed, no matter … Continue reading Speaking absolutely…
With moving back to the States, I have been thinking a lot about being bold. I found this quote from Spurgeon a real motivation. “There are in the Word of God certain things really taught. Do not believe that the … Continue reading Yes is Yes and No is Not…
Is there anything more important than knowing for sure that Jesus loves you and gave himself for you? Not only does this thought give you the hope of heaven, it enables you to live a beautiful life here on earth. As Charles Spurgeon writes, “When you have something to do for Jesus that rather tries you, when you feel disappointed and baffled, and the devil tempts you to give it all up, and run away, you will say to yourself, “How can I? He loved me, and gave Himself for me.” By Gethsemane and Calvary you will bind yourself to … Continue reading He loved me and gave himself up for me…
Be warned. Self-righteousness is a serious sin. “Everyone who seeks righteousness by works without faith denies God and wants to be known as God. Such a person thinks like this, ‘If I do this particular work, I will be conqueror over sin, death, the devil, God’s wrath and hell and obtain eternal life.’ But tell me, what else is this but to want to pry away that work that belongs to God, and that is acting like your own god.” Martin Luther Continue reading Do you want to be your own God?
I was moved by these commitments one old preacher named Christmas Evans made to God. He calls it a covenant actually, and so long as you understand covenant here with a lower case c, it works. He’s throwing himself upon … Continue reading A Dedication and Prayer
“I call your attention to those words, ‘Him that justifieth the ungodly.’ They seem to me to be very wonderful words. Are you not surprised that there should be such an expression as that in the Bible, “That justifieth the … Continue reading Good News: God saves sinners!
“But you will say, what is the gospel but a verbal story told us when preached, or read, or meditated on? It represents Christ to us but as words do and words are shadows, pictures, and indeed less lively. How … Continue reading The Gospel and the Spirit
Jay Adams: “If love has grown cold in a family, the counselor should encourage the husband to do something about it. He must urge him to emulate the love of Jesus Christ for His church, stressing his responsibility to initiate … Continue reading Husbands!