From One Pastor to Another

Robert Murray McCheyne to a fellow pastor: "Take heed to thyself. Your own soul is your first and greatest care. You know a sound body alone can work with power, much more a healthy soul. Keep a clear conscience through the blood of the Lamb. Keep up close communion with God. Study likeness to Him … Continue reading From One Pastor to Another

A Delightful, Devotional Exercise: God’s Providence

“Search backward into all the performances of Providence throughout your life. So did Asaph: ‘I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. I will meditate also of all your work, and talk of your doings’ (Psalm 77:11, 12). He labored to recover and revive the ancient providences … Continue reading A Delightful, Devotional Exercise: God’s Providence

Three Questions to Ask When Looking for a Church

In our mobile society, many find themselves looking for a new church home. Here are a few questions to ask when you are looking for a new church home: 1. GOSPEL TRUTH: Is the Word well used at this church? Do the teachings of this particular local church sync with the teachings and emphases of … Continue reading Three Questions to Ask When Looking for a Church

A Pastoral Prayer for Mothers on Mother’s Day

Mother's Day can be a day of great rejoicing and great sadness. For pastors and worship leaders, it demands great sensitivity and wisdom as you plan on how to honor mothers corporately. I have found that the best way is to pray for them. Here is one attempt at praying for moms who are at … Continue reading A Pastoral Prayer for Mothers on Mother’s Day

Grasping the Wonder of Grace

“For every one look you take at your sin, take ten looks at Jesus.” Robert Murray M’Cheyne spoke these words to his congregation in Scotland in the early 1800s. We do well to heed M’Cheyne’s counsel as we regularly confess our sins to the Lord and experience anew the assurance of forgiveness. The regular discipline … Continue reading Grasping the Wonder of Grace

Insanity, Blasphemy, or Deity?

Have you settled the issue in your mind concerning who Jesus really is? His high priestly prayer starts in John 17:1-5. Listen to his prayer: "After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people … Continue reading Insanity, Blasphemy, or Deity?