Bring Books!

When you come bring the cloak which I left at Troas with Carpus, and the books, especially the parchments. 2 Timothy 4:13 If he will speak without premeditation or pretend to do so, and never produce what they call a dish of dead men’s brains–oh, that is the preacher! How rebuked are they by the …

Preaching is…

“Preaching is theology coming through a man who is on fire.“Martyn Lloyd-Jones Isaiah 52:7How lovely on the mountainsAre the feet of him who brings good news,Who announces peaceAnd brings good news of happiness,Who announces salvation,And says to Zion, “Your God reigns!” “Accuracy, not to speak of integrity, demands that we develop every possible skill to …

The All-Knowing God

Psalm 139:1-6O LORD, You have searched me and known me.2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up;You understand my thought from afar.3 You scrutinize my path and my lying down,And are intimately acquainted with all my ways.4 Even before there is a word on my tongue,Behold, O LORD, You know it …

God’s Word is…

“Your Word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105 God’s Word is represented as a lamp for the feet. It is a “lamp” — not a blazing sun, nor even a lighthouse — but a plain, common lamp or lantern which one can carry about in the hand. …

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,the Creator of heaven and earth,and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit,born of the Virgin Mary,suffered under Pontius Pilate,was crucified, died, and was buried.He descended into hell.The third day He arose again from the dead.He ascended into heavenand sits at the …

Compromising…

There must be no holding back to please one person, no rushing forward to satisfy another, no moving an inch even to gratify the whole community. O brethren, if you go in for pleasing everybody, you have indeed set yourselves a task! The toils of Sisyphus and the labours of Hercules are nothing to this! …

The Inescapable Corruption of Sin

Look, there are 1,189 chapters in the Bible; 4 of them don’t involve a sin-cursed world – the first 2 and the last 2, before sin and after sin, before the fall and the new heavens and the new earth. Everything in-between is just the history of sowing and harvesting sin and corruption. I want …

Worship is…

Praise is really the chief object of all public acts of worship. We all need to examine ourselves at this point. We must remember that the primary purpose of worship is to give praise and thanksgiving to God. Worship should be of the mind and of the heart. It does not merely mean repeating certain …

Sweet Grace

“Remember how the Lord your God led you through the wilderness for forty years, to humble you.” Deut. 8:2 We learn humility by a deep discovery of what we are; by an opening up of . . . the corruption, the weakness, the wickedness, of our fallen nature. The Lord’s way of teaching His people …

Not All Faith Pleases God

Without faith it is impossible to please God, but not all faith pleases God. I do not recall another period when faith was as popular as it is today. Faith has come back into favor with almost everybody. The scientist, the cab driver, the philosopher, the actress, the politician, the prize fighter, the housewife—all are …