“The Lord is my rock and my fortress.” C. H Spurgeon on Psalm 18:2 Dwelling among the crags and mountain fastnesses of Judea David had escaped the malice of Saul, and here he compares his God to such a place of concealment and security. Believers are often hidden in their God from the strife of … More Spurgeon: The clefts of the Rock of Ages are safe abodes.
“Joseph’s master took him and put him in prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined.” Genesis 39:20 Henry Law, at “Grace Gems!”– Prison is a place of humiliation and of shame. It is peopled by those who are under accusation of crime, or who are awaiting the sentence of outraged law. As such, … More In every page the voice of Jesus is heard…
John Piper helps us understand Peter’s vision in Acts 10, in a sermon, “What God Has Cleansed Do Not Call Common”: Let me try to sum up the whole story for us. Cornelius is a Gentile, not a Jew. But he feared God as best he knew him and he prayed and he gave alms … More No barriers
John Piper, in the introduction to a sermon “Ask Your Father in Heaven” on Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. When you pause to consider that God is infinitely strong and can do all that he pleases, and that … More Pause to consider the incredible privilege of prayer
I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God; incline your ear to me; hear my words. Wondrously show your steadfast love, O Savior of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at your right hand. —Psalm 17:6-7 C. H. Spurgeon comments on verse 7 “Show thy marvelous lovingkindness.”(KJV) Marvelous in its antiquity, its … More Wonderful the matchless grace of Jesus
John Piper’s sermon, “The Sale of Joseph and the Son of God” concludes this way: The story of Joseph is the story of a righteous one who is sinned against and suffers so that tribe of Judah would be preserved and a Lion would come forth, and would prove to be a Lamb-like Lion, and … More Destroying the Dreamer
John Piper in a sermon, “Jesus Still Turns Things Around” brings this encouragement from Acts 9, our reading for today: Luke drives this home by showing the persecutor becoming the persecuted. First, in verse 23 Luke tells us that the Jews in Damascus plotted to kill him. The hunter becomes the hunted. And he escapes … More Jesus turns things around