The Hidden Smile of God


"In this noteworthy book...John Piper invites you into the lives of John Bunyan, William Cowper, and David Brainerd to discover how God takes the privilege of faith and strengthens it with trials so that we experience a greater hunger for him. The perseverance of these godly servants exemplifies …

India Report


From June 15 to June 27th a team of volunteers from our church ministered in Tamil Nadu, India. During the course of our visit, we were able to visit numerous churches, 4 orphanages, 3 children's tuition centers, 3 medical clinics, and 2 sewing centers -- all of which are being used mightily by God …

Sproul on the curse motif


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


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


"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


(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 …



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!


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


" 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, …

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