When God’s Word Pours Down Like Rain

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

Why Read Your Bible? Eight Reasons from J.C. Ryle

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

To Whose Voice Are You Listening? (Luke 10:38-42)

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)