Refines our faith – I Pet 1:6-7 Produces endurance and perseverance – Jas 1:3-4; Rom 5:3-4 Broadens our understanding of God’s sovereignty – Job 42:2-6 Forces us to depend on God’s strength – II Cor 12:7-10 Drives us to God’s word – Ps 119:105-120 Incites us to pray – Jas 1:5; Matt 14:30 Enables us […]
I thought I’d pass along something I started doing last year that I’ve really liked. It’s nothing all that new in that people have been praying through Paul’s prayers for generations, but I took it a step further for my own use and thought you might find it helpful. I took three prayers of Paul […]
Me: I know I’m not supposed to worry, but it’s really hard not to right now. The whole world seems to be losing its collective mind. Everything is changing; everything seems to be getting worse. And the coming months could turn my whole life upside down. HS: Yes they could. Me: I’m not normally a […]
In that resurrection morning, when the Sun of Righteousness shall appear in the heavens, shining in all his brightness and glory, he will come forth as a bridegroom; he shall come in the glory of his Father, with all his holy angels. That will be a joyful meeting of this glorious bridegroom and bride indeed. […]
If you’re a believer, you should know the Ten Commandments. You should have them committed to memory. You should know them well enough that you can rehearse them easily and quickly. At the end of this post I’ll give you a shortcut method for learning them so you can recite what is the summary of […]
There are two ways to go about discussing the authenticity and trustworthiness of the Bible. There’s the apologetic view, which seeks to prove the reliability of the Bible through external proofs and historical evidence. Things like: Not one major doctrine of orthodox Christianity rests on a disputed or uncertain translation of the Bible’s original languages. […]
In Psalm 51, a Psalm of repentance David wrote after he was confronted by Nathan the prophet about his sin with Bathsheba, David makes the following statement (vss 16-17): For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it; You are not pleased with burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; […]
A chronological account of the Christmas story – with notes.
How does God view the sin of His children?
NOTHING is more important than the gospel.