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Sproul on the curse motif

06/04/2009

In this classic message, R.C. Sproul points out that for Christ to be "made a curse for us" ( Galatians 3:13 ) meant for him to experience the opposite of the Aaronic blessing given in Numbers 6:24-26: "The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: the LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto …

The God-centered home

05/29/2009

This quote from The Heart of Anger by Lou Priolo is a good reminder of what the God-Centered home should look like: "The concept of a God centered home is derived from the biblical principle that the purpose of every Christian is to glorify God (1 Corinthians 6:20 and 10:31). In contrast to a …

The Question of God

05/21/2009

"For more than twenty-five years, Armand Nicholi has taught a course at Harvard that compares the philosophical arguments of [Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis]. In The Question of God , Dr. Nicholi presents the writings and letters of Lewis and Freud, allowing them to 'speak' for themselves on the …

Dilbert on unanchored morality

05/15/2009

(click on image to enlarge) It is unsettling, isn't it, to see how the unmoored morality of Western culture is imploding on itself all around us? Yet, the very changableness and greediness of humanity should draw us to the perfections that are only found in Jesus Christ, revealed perfectly in his …

Money

05/12/2009

The Bible has a lot to say about money. The word is used over 130 times; 16 of 38 parables refer to the handling of money; and there are over 2,300 references to money, wealth, or property. You are involved with money in some form every day of your life. You live in a house or an apartment that …

Life is more!

05/07/2009

Last night I shared a message with the church from Luke 12:15 & 23 -- "Life is more !" In these hard economic and socially disintegrating times, it is wonderful to be reminded that life does not consist of the things we possess. In fact, in 12:22-31 the "moreness" of the life we have in Christ …

Transforming Grace

04/16/2009

" Grace. It's Not Just For Beginners. Funny how the exceeding riches of God's grace seem to run out the moment we're saved. From then on, we tend to base our relationship with Him on our performance rather than on His grace. Of course, God continues to deal with us on the basis of His grace, …

Amazing Grace

04/09/2009

I was blessed recently in reviewing the full lyrics of the famous hymn Amazing Grace by John Newton on The Cyber Hymnal (one of the best hymn resources on the web, which by the way recently lost its previous web address to a cyber squatter/impostor; it can now be found at www.hymntime.com ). …

John Lennox critiques the New Athiesm

04/02/2009

Several weeks ago I reviewed a book by John Dickson, an able and good-spirited Australian proponent of Christianity. John Dickson and Greg Clarke have set up an excellent web resource for intelligent Christian discussion and apologetics at publicchristianity.org . The site includes self-produced …

Worth quoting

03/26/2009

"Go forth today, by the help of God's Spirit, vowing and declaring that in life -- come poverty, come wealth, in death -- come pain or come what may, you are and ever must be the Lord's. For this is written on your heart, 'We love Him because He first loved us.'" -- C.H. Spurgeon Resource: 'Finding …