Philippians 2: 23-24….. I hope therefore to send him just as soon as I see how it will go with me, and I trust in the Lord that shortly I myself will come also. Alec Motyer says, “Paul’s doctrine taught him that a sovereign God ruled all things: whether freedom or imprisonment, comfort or discomfort, … More Trusting in a sovereign God
And they said to him, “The disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink.” And Jesus said to them, “Can you make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from … More Eating or fasting: It’s all about Him
Charles H. Spurgeon on Psalm 119:145-152 This section is given up to memories of prayer. The Psalmist describes the time and the manner of his devotions, and pleads with God for deliverance from his troubles. He who has been with God in the closet will find God with him in the furnace. If we have … More Spurgeon: He who has been with God in the closet will find God with him in the furnace.
Bob Deffinbaugh concludes a message, “The Life and Times of Elisha the Prophet—Grave Matters Or Runaway Corpse” from 2 Kings 13 With this chapter, we come to an end of an era—the times of Elijah and Elisha. Other prophets will preach to the northern kingdom of Israel, but the time for Israel to repent is … More The power of God demonstrated
John Piper on Philippians 2:17-18: Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all. Likewise you also should be glad and rejoice with me. Paul loved this church. He loved all the churches. And he died every … More Pouring out for others..over and over
And Levi made him a great feast in his house, and there was a large company of tax collectors and others reclining at table with them. And the Pharisees and their scribes grumbled at his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” And Jesus answered them, “Those who are … More How should disciples relate to sinners?
Charles H. Spurgeon on Psalm 119:137, from the Treasury of David This passage deals with the perfect righteousness of Jehovah and his word, and expresses the struggles of a holy soul in reference to that righteousness. The initial letter with which every verse commences in the Hebrew is “P”, and the keyword to us is … More Always right; actively light
Bob Deffinbaugh on 2 Kings 10, in a message, “The Life and Times of Elisha the Prophet—Jehu Cleans House (Ahab’s House)” Some might be repulsed by the events of our text as violent and bloody. I would agree that what Jehu did was violent and bloody. I would suggest that this should warn us as … More How much does God hate sin?
Look at Philippians 2:4- “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” John Piper comments in a sermon, “The Mind of Christ: Looking Out For the Interests of Others”: The word interests is a filler. In the original, it’s open-ended. All that is specified is “your own … More Looking to the interests of others
And behold, some men were bringing on a bed a man who was paralyzed, and they were seeking to bring him in and lay him before Jesus, but finding no way to bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down with his bed through the … More Do you have the faith of a stretcher-carrier?