What would happen if a true heaven-sent revival came to your church today. Below are a few outcomes that I have adapted and expounded upon from Iain Murray. If revival came to our church, it would... Energize worship - A spontaneous energizing of our body by the Holy Spirit to worship the living God. “In … Continue reading Revival: The Last Hope for the Church in Our Day
I am leading a seminar this Spring entitled "Foundations for Faith." We are walking through key questions of our statements of faith like the Westminster Shorter Catechism and Heidelberg Catechism. Here is the outline for last night's session entitled "Your Only Comfort."
Sandy Ford was a year ahead of me in college. We lived in the same dorm. I admired him during our days in Chapel Hill because he was known on campus as a contagious Christian… one who took His commitment and faith in Jesus very seriously. He was a leader with a campus ministry called … Continue reading When Your Flesh and Heart Fail
Membership Vows #1 and #2 Do you acknowledge yourself to be a sinner in the sight of God, justly deserving His displeasure without hope except in His sovereign mercy? Do you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God and Savior of sinners, and do you receive and depend upon Him alone … Continue reading We believe in God’s gospel
We all have difficulty relinquishing things that we cherish. I still remember my first ten-speed bicycle. It was a fully equipped, Schwinn beauty that I received as a Christmas present. Not long after I received it, I allowed a friend to borrow it for a quick ride. She proceeded to get hit by a car … Continue reading Advent Week #2: Relinquishing Riches To Make Us Rich
Here is a simple way to pray through a portion of God's Word - Psalm 32 1 Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2 Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. 3 For when I kept silent, … Continue reading Praying Scripture | Psalm 32
From Isaiah 61:1-3... To those who think that their lives are so broken that they have no more heart to try… To those who are bound up in various addictions and besetting sins so that real liberty seems like a cruel mirage… To those who think they will never experience again the favor of the … Continue reading Hope for the Hopeless
If I care to listen, I hear a loud whisper from the gospel that I did not get what I deserved. I deserved punishment and got forgiveness. I deserved wrath and got love. I deserved debtor’s prison and got instead a clean credit history. I deserved stern lectures and crawl-on-your knees repentance. Instead, I got a … Continue reading What is so amazing about grace?
O Father, may your salvation surround us who live and walk under the shadow of death. Draw near to your dying children. By simple faith in your undying grace may they have peace in the hour of their departing. Draw near to those caught up in the rawness of a new grief. Enable them to … Continue reading A Prayer for The Dying and Those Who Care for Them
On November 18, 1978, at the direction of charismatic cult leader Jim Jones, 909 members of the People's Temple died, all but two from apparent cyanide poisoning," including over 200 murdered children. Mel White, a Christian writer and filmmaker and adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, set out to investigate the causes of the Jim … Continue reading One Powerful Lesson for the Church