There is something exciting about being in a crowd. A crowd came from Jerusalem to greet him… to welcome him into the great city of David as the long anticipated Messiah… the deliverer for whom they had hoped. But Jesus rides into Jerusalem in a manner that shatters the expectations of his people of their … Continue reading Welcoming the King on Palm Sunday
“Remember your high calling, you are a minister and ambassador of Christ, you are entrusted with the most honorable and important employment that can engage and animate the heart of man. Filled and fired with a constraining sense of the love of Jesus and the worth of souls; impressed with an ardor to carry war … Continue reading The Calling of a Soldier of Jesus Christ
Have you ever wondered why singing is such a prominent feature in corporate worship? Singing serves as a way to bless and thank our God for who He is and for all that He has done to love and rescue us. Singing our Lord’s praise is a primary way that we enthrone Him in our … Continue reading How Singing God’s Praise Changes Us
‘We must pay the greatest attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away (Hebrews 2:1).’ Drifting is the besetting sin of our day. And as the metaphor suggests, it is not so much intentional as from unconcern. Christians neglect their anchor — Christ — and begin to quietly drift away. … Continue reading Reflections on Spiritual Drifting
“Gaze on that helpless object of endless adoration! Those infant hands shall burst our bands and work out our salvation; Strangle the crooked serpent; destroy his works forever, And open set the heavenly gate to every true believer.” – Charles Wesley
William Wordsworth, in the early 1800s, grasped well the significance of the whole book of Revelation. To a man who suffered bouts of loneliness and heartache due to the death of both of his parents by the time he was 13 years old and his separation from his brothers and sisters, this book was “a … Continue reading Why Read the Book of Revelation?
William Cowper says in one of his letters that he once was friends with a man of fine taste who confessed to him that although he could not subscribe to the truth of Christianity, he could never read this passage in Luke's Gospel (the Emmaus Walk - Luke 24) without being deeply affected by it, … Continue reading Give Us Hearts that Burn O Lord
Are you depressed by reason of your sin? Let not this discourage you, for his name is purposefully Jesus, because he, and he alone, “shall save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). Listen to the old Puritan, Robert Hawker (1753-1827 AD): "My soul,what do you know practically and personally of this most blessed name … Continue reading When You Take the Name of Jesus on Your Lips…
Here are some mp3s and seminar notes of talks given to our church community back in 2014 during our Christian Life Conference. If you listen to one, I would strongly encourage you to listen to the last one - Sandy Willson speaking on "Homosexuality and the Christian." The others are helpful as well depending on … Continue reading Sex Life
Some of you have asked recently about how to access online my dissertation I wrote on Recovering One of the Lost Tools of Christianity Spirituality: Praying the Psalms It can be downloaded by clicking on the above link. Chapters one and eight are the chapters most frequently downloaded.