Some of you reading this have been reading your Bible daily this year, and are getting to know more of God in the process. Some of you have just started, and I welcome you to this journey. Some started with great intentions in January, and are having a hard time keeping up and may be … More The criteria for coming to Jesus is messiness.
But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. —Galatians 6:14-15 ESV What does that mean, that here must be … More Every blessing in life is meant to magnify the cross of Christ.
Mark 16:6-7 And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as … More Hard promises and easy promises
Psalm 118: Oh give thanks to the Lord……For he is good. C. H Spurgeon comments: This is reason enough for giving him thanks; goodness is his essence and nature, and therefore he is always to be praised whether we are receiving anything from him or not. Those who only praise God because he does them … More Spurgeon: Whatever else may be questionable, this is absolutely certain
Then the three mighty men broke through the camp of the Philistines and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem that was by the gate and carried and brought it to David. But he would not drink of it. He poured it out to the LORD and said, “Far be it from me, … More Pouring out a drink offering to the Lord
Psalm 118: Oh give thanks to the Lord……For he is good. C. H Spurgeon comments: This is reason enough for giving him thanks; goodness is his essence and nature, and therefore he is always to be praised whether we are receiving anything from him or not. Those who only praise God because he does them … More Spurgeon: He is good, always good.
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. Galatians 5:16 ESV Five Steps Toward Walking by the Spirit by John Piper Let me conclude by mentioning five things that I think we must do so that it can be truly said that we are walking … More Piper: Five Steps Toward Walking by the Spirit
And when evening had come, since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath, Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Mark 15:42-43 ESV J.C. … More Honoring our Savior
John Piper comments on Psalm 117: “Praise the LORD, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!” This is God’s purpose: that he be praised by all the peoples – that he be much of; that he be seen and savored and shown to be great. Missions is a cross-cultural movement aimed at helping people stop making … More What is the aim of missions?
In 2 Samuel 22, David praises God for being his Rescuer, his Refuge, his source of strength and success. You may notice that Psalm 18 is nearly the same, and meant as worship to our awesome God. This God—his way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true; he … More His way is perfect