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.
One of my favorite authors and pastors from a previous generation is John Charles Ryle. He was a pastor in Liverpool, England back in the 1800s. Here are a few excerpts from a book entitled Practical Religion that I am presently reading. This chapter is simply entitled "Bible Reading." There is hardly any discipline more … Continue reading Why Read Your Bible? Eight Reasons from J.C. Ryle
Membership Vow #3 Do you resolve and promise, in humble reliance upon the grace of the Holy Spirit, that you will endeavor to live as becomes a follower of Christ? Core Value: EQUIP Core Value: We believe the Word of God equips the man or woman of God to make an impact in perilous times. … Continue reading We treasure God’s Word
Teaching Outline: Rain is the difference between life and death. God’s Word is like the rain. How so? True life (both physical and spiritual) comes from beyond us. We can’t control it; we can only receive it. When God's word pours down like rain, we heed the invitation to our Lord's banquet of grace (Is. 55:1-5). Like rain, … Continue reading When God’s Word Pours Down Like Rain
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How easy it is to allow other voices to drown out the voice of Jesus. Even serving our Savior can become such a competitor to loyalty to Jesus. All we have to do is look how this happened in the life of Martha, a woman whom Jesus dearly loved. Luke 10:38-42 shows us the downward … Continue reading To Whose Voice Are You Listening? (Luke 10:38-42)