Arise, my soul, arise!


This Charles Wesley classic came to me with fresh joy recently, and called me to a deeper contemplation of all that Christ has done for my soul. Not only was the entire Trinity at work in the redemption and reconciliation of my soul to God, but my name, even now, is written on his hands and "before …

You know there is a God


"The invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse" (Romans 1:20).

New video with Martyn-Lloyd Jones


I enjoyed this interview with Martyn-Lloyd Jones which was recorded in 1970. He lays out the contrast between the view that modern society has of mankind, and that which is given in God's Word. He declares that the biblical truth about man is that he is "a creature gone astray." Rather than …

The abundance of grace


"Of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ" (John 1:16-17). By the law all men are justly condemned because they are violators of it and apart from grace there is no hope for them. When God's grace flows to …

A New Year’s Hymn


Scripture everywhere affirms the reality that human life is short -- like a story being told, like vapor in the air, like sparks from a fire. For this reason, open-eyed Christians have always recognized that this world's best gifts are but "trifling" gifts, and small. Therefore, they have refused …

Hark! the Herald Angels Sing


This majestic hymn, and the eternal truths it expresses, are so much more than just another Christmas carol. As you celebrate the birth of Christ, drink in deeply both the wonderful truth of "God and sinners reconciled" and the fervent prayer: "Adam’s likeness, Lord, efface; stamp Thine image in …



Thanksgiving Day will be celebrated November 22. It is a day when many families get together to serve a big meal and enjoy one another’s company. Many of us have very pleasant memories from our childhood of this special day. But Thanksgiving Day is about more than just making good family memories. …

How to pray for your pastor(s)


During the heydays of steam power, boiler rooms were a familiar concept all round the world. Boiler Rooms powered everything from huge commercial machines in factories to household heating systems. While giving a tour of his church to a group of people Charles Spurgeon, the great British preacher …

Dependence Day


At most baseball games and other public functions, only one of the four stanzas of the Star Spangled Banner -- our national anthem -- is normally sung. While this is understandable because of time constraints, it is regrettable because the soul-stirring and God-honoring conclusion of this anthem is …