The chief purpose of the true Word of God is to lead us to take refuge in the living Word. He is the rock of refuge who shields us from the curse, the weight, the guilt, the shame and the consequence of sin.
ADMIT: What do I need to confess when I forget this about the Lord? Confession: Lord, how easy it is to waver in unbelief concerning Your promises! Am I "fully convinced" that you can do what is humanly impossible? NO! Do I really believe that you can cause your church to grow numerically and spiritually? … Continue reading Admit Our Struggle with Unbelief – Romans 4:17-21
Our church is under spiritual attack. In fact, all churches are under attack. Every single believer in Christ is engaged in a constant, inescapable battle against spiritual degeneracy in three forms: Our unbelief of God’s word, our lack of forgiveness of others, and our unhumbled pride in what we are and have done. So, I … Continue reading Three Avenues of Spiritual Attack and What To Do About Them
A wonderful hymn with rich words and simple melody O For A Faith That Will Not Shrink - Bathurst/Glaser/Mike Murphy of First Presbyterian Church, Augusta, GA Click Here to Listen to MP3 O for a faith that will not shrink, Tho' pressed by ev'ry foe That will not tremble on the brink, Of any earthly … Continue reading O For A Faith That Will Not Shrink Tho’ Pressed by Every Foe
This morning I came across this helpful blog post from Christianity Today that helped me in my parental calling. I thought I would pass it along to you. Steve Jobs, Back to School, and Why Doubt Belongs in Your Youth Group Curriculum
Both our struggle with sin and pressures from suffering can unsettle us deeply. The only remedy is to know with equal depth the unbreakable love of God for us in Jesus. Reflecting on Romans will promote a cross-based, Spirit-given assurance of salvation for all believers in spite of sin (8:1-17), suffering (8:18-30) and death (8:31-39). … Continue reading Have You Settled the Issue Regarding Your Assurance of Salvation?
Recently, I stood at the foot of the grave of the Apostle John and thought about these wonderful truths that he wrote about the love of God. "How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!" (1 John 3:1) … Continue reading When You Doubt the Father’s Love
In First Person: Doubting Thomas is synonymous with one who refuses to believe something without direct, personal evidence. Doubting Thomas now serves as a succinct way to describe a skeptic. I’m sad about that because I am Doubting Thomas. My name is Aramaic and it means twin. You might read about me in the New … Continue reading Learning Faith in a Risen Savior from a Doubter like Me