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Worship in the real world

09/15/2009

In a recent and insightful article at Reformation 21 , Carl Trueman evaluates some of the weaknesses of the hyper-popular "Young, Restless, and Reformed" movement, its tendency toward personality worship, and its possible side effect of actually discouraging day-to-day laborers in the church. Among …

Me Church

09/10/2009

A funny video with a serious reminder of how extreme the problems become when the church is about "me" and my demands, instead of about Christ and his Word. Ask yourself what kind of church you're looking for:

Sink me in self that I may rise in Thee

08/25/2009

We are currently running a series of messages on our daily broadcast dealing with humility. In connection with that subject let me share with you this quote by C. H. Spurgeon from Faith's Cheque Book : "He that humbleth himself shall be exalted" (Luke 18:14). It ought not to be difficult for us to …

I Gave My Life For Thee

08/11/2009

I found the words to this well-beloved song to be fresh and poignant while studying for a recent message from Isaiah 53 . Perhaps read the 53rd chapter and then read this hymn with it in mind: I Gave My Life for Thee by Frances R. Havergal, 1836-1879 1 I gave My life for thee,My precious blood I …

The Hidden Smile of God

07/27/2009

"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

06/30/2009

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

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 …