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What do I say to a suffering friend?

10/22/2009

Timothy Keller recently spoke at MIT, as part of the Veritas Forum, on the subject "How Could a Good God Allow Suffering?" The entire presentation , including a lengthy Q&A, is a valuable resource both intellectually and spiritually. But perhaps the most worthwhile and practical portion of the …

A Heart for God

10/13/2009

"In A Heart for God, Ferguson sounds a call to all Christians to deepen their own personal knowledge of the living God. Through a skillful and in-depth exposition of Scripture, he paints a rich and multicolored picture of the most profound aspects of God's nature and character, always urging us to …

Dilbert on the economic outlook

09/24/2009

(click on image to enlarge) There's just no way to sugar coat this truth, is there? If your ambition, hope, and joy is anchored in this life alone then the outlook really is bleak. But the very changeableness and uncertainty of our economy and our investments should draw us to consider the One who …

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 …