Waiting. We’re terrible at it, aren’t we? We don’t like to wait for anything. What used to take forty-five minutes to bake can now be microwaved in two minutes. We want our internet fast and our shows on demand. I even thought about upgrading to a newer Keurig that can brew a cup of coffee in one minute because my older model takes three minutes. … Continue reading Advent: Focusing Our Hearts On Christ
A collection of links to encourage your growth in grace. From the blog this week: The Creation of Man. Anywhere But God: The Suffocating Hunt for Happiness “We all, to varying degrees, are conscious of this yawning cavern placed within us by Someone without. Inexplicably, we hunger for a meal we have not yet tasted; we thirst for streams our lips have never touched. And … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 11/23
We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) by examining chapters 14 and 15, which deal with the creation of man in God’s image. Scripture shows that something special was taking place when God created mankind, which is emphasized with a “kind of pause” in the text. In Gen. 1:26 God said, “Let us make man in our own … Continue reading The Creation of Man
From the blog this week: Why Do You Worship? Moralism is Not The Gospel (But Many Christians Think It Is) “Hell will be highly populated with those who were “raised right.” The citizens of heaven will be those who, by the sheer grace and mercy of God, are there solely because of the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ. Moralism is not the gospel.” The Bible … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 11/16
One of the most disheartening aspects of the prosperity ‘gospel’ is that it makes little of God. Instead of being an almighty, perfect, satisfying, joy-giving and loving Father, it simply turns God into a cosmic Santa Clause. If we do ‘good’ (by having faith or claiming it) then he will give us what we want, but if we don’t have faith we lose out on … Continue reading Why Do You Worship?
A collection of links from around the web this week: From the blog: 3 Aspects of God’s Providence The Call to Repentance and the Championing of Grace “The call to repentance is the call to return home. It’s the call to be refreshed by our tears. It’s the call to be cleansed from all our guilty stains. We need the scalpel of the Spirit to … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 11/10
We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) by examining chapter 13 entitled, “The Providence of God.” MLJ defines providence as “that continued exercise of the divine energy whereby the Creator upholds all his creatures, is operative in all that transpires in the world, and directs all things to their appointed end” (143). There are three aspects to God’s … Continue reading 3 Aspects of God’s Providence
From the blog this week: Who Cares About the Reformation?; The Reformation: A Return to the Gospel; The Reformation: A Return to Scripture The Evolution of Divorce “The divorce revolution’s collective consequences for children are striking. Taking into account both divorce and non-marital childbearing, sociologist Paul Amato estimates that if the United States enjoyed the same level of family stability today as it did in … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 11/3