A collection of links from around the web: From the blog this week: Why Don’t We Pray More? Entertainment Choices and Compromise Are we allowing ourselves to be entertained by things which Christ died for? Sermons You Could Be Preaching In Your Sleep What does our sleep pattern say about what we truly believe? Supernatural Comfort When the Days are Dark “It is tempting especially … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 9/28
We know we need to pray. We know the Scripture commands us to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17). We know the forces of evil will do everything in their power to stop us from praying. We know all that, and yet we often find our prayer life lacking. Why? Perhaps the most common excuse is that we’re so busy. I can relate to this. … Continue reading Why Don’t We Pray More?
A collection of links to encourage your growth in grace: From the blog this week: What Does the Bible Say About Angels? Surrendering ‘Supposed To’ “I wake up each morning with the temptation to give into the bitterness that comes from not getting my way. I wake up each morning to the reality that the plans I had will never come to fruition. Each morning … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 9/21
We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) by examining chapter 10 entitled, “Good Angels.” The term ‘angel’ means ‘messenger.’ There’s a mysterious element to angels that often leads to either overemphasizing or ignoring them altogether. Scripture often mentions angels, and while we can’t satisfy all our curiosity about them, there are certain truths we can know. MLJ begins … Continue reading What Does the Bible Say About Angels?
A collection of links from the web to encourage your growth! From the blog this week: False Alarms and the Impending Judgment of God Fighting For Silence in a World that Never Stops Shouting “God didn’t create me to be alone, but that doesn’t mean I don’t need solitude from time to time. The digital age creates space for everything except the spiritual disciplines of … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 9/15
I was working in the garage when my wife flung the door open. With tears in her eyes and desperation in her voice, she screamed, “James get in here!” Her sister lives in Hawaii and called to tell her that the whole island had received the following warning message on their phones: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A … Continue reading False Alarms And The Impending Judgment of God
A collection of links to encourage your growth in grace: From the blog this week: The God Who Knows: The Eternal Decrees Four Things God Promises When He Says ‘I Will Protect You’ “Here’s a good Bible interpretation rule of thumb: If you come to the same conclusion Satan does, you’re probably not reading it right.” Five Things to Consider When Confronting a Friend “Could … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 9/8
We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) by examining chapter 9 entitled, “The Eternal Decrees of God.” MLJ defines eternal decrees as “things which God determined and ordained before He had done anything at all” (93). When discussing a topic such a this, MLJ states that we need to approach it with humility, reverence, and faith. Much like the … Continue reading The God Who Knows: The Eternal Decrees
A collection of links to encourage your growth in grace: From the blog this week: Gospel-Centered Fighting Is It Time To Go Back To The Heart of Worship? “So one week Pilavachi unplugged the sound system and had the band leave the stage. For a time they sat in awkward silence until finally they began to raise their voices unaccompanied by instruments, amplification, and lights.” … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 9/1