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The abundance of grace

02/02/2019

"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

01/01/2019

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

12/01/2018

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

11/01/2018

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)

10/01/2018

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

07/02/2018

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 …

Hallowed Be Thy Name

06/04/2018

I have been lately studying, meditating, preaching, and praying through the Lord's Prayer. In considering the first and great request "Hallowed be thy name," I came across this paradigm-shifting, priority-rearranging, prayer-transforming quote from John MacArthur: This is the first request… And …

In the beginning God

01/23/2018

The United States Supreme Court recently handed down what is doubtless one of the most historic, and tragic, decisions since Roe vs. Wade in 1973 opened the door for over 58 million helpless, human babies to be murdered legally. In their recent decision, the Supreme Court attempted to redefine …

The story never gets old…

12/04/2017

...because it is true, and because it is such good news. Take the time to read this aloud -- with your family or alone with God -- and rejoice all over again, giving "glory to God in the Highest": And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, …