An Increasing View of the Infinite Dignity of Jesus Christ

Thanks to my good friend David Elmore I know of the esteemed Robert Hawker, an evangelical Anglican minister back in the late 1700s and early 1800s. His devotional The Poor Man's Morning & Evening Portions can be assessed here: Poor Man's Morning & Evening Portions Here is a lovely thought of his that I am thinking about … Continue reading An Increasing View of the Infinite Dignity of Jesus Christ

Temptation & the Loveliness of Jesus

The below three quotations remind us of the only real, lasting cure for resisting temptation. To respond to the distorting nature of temptation and sin you must set your affections on the beauty and glory of God, the loveliness of Christ, and the wonder of the gospel: Were our affections filled, taken up, and possessed … Continue reading Temptation & the Loveliness of Jesus

Welcoming the King on Palm Sunday

There is something exciting about being in a crowd. A crowd came from Jerusalem to greet him… to welcome him into the great city of David as the long anticipated Messiah… the deliverer for whom they had hoped. But Jesus rides into Jerusalem in a manner that shatters the expectations of his people of their … Continue reading Welcoming the King on Palm Sunday

The Sweet Exchange of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

There is not a better prayer that beautifully speaks of the mysterious, sweet exchange that takes place when we repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. Love Lustres at Calvary My Father, Enlarge my heart, warm my affections, open my lips, Supply words that proclaim ‘Love lustres at Calvary.’ There grace removes my burdens … Continue reading The Sweet Exchange of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

William Wallace, Jesus Christ & The Fire of Virtue

This is the statue of William Wallace, the esteemed freedom fighter of Scotland. After Wallace's death, his successor Robert the Bruce begged to see his commander before he was buried: "Show me that heroic face from whose beams my heart first caught the fire of virtue!" May the Lord unveil to us that face that … Continue reading William Wallace, Jesus Christ & The Fire of Virtue

The Wonder of the Incarnation of Jesus Christ – Augustine of Hippo

Man’s maker was made man, that He, Ruler of the stars, might nurse at His mother’s breast; that the Bread might hunger, the Fountain thirst, the Light sleep, the Way be tired on its journey; that the Truth might be accused of false witness, the Teacher be beaten with whips, the Foundation be suspended on … Continue reading The Wonder of the Incarnation of Jesus Christ – Augustine of Hippo

Two Alternate Paths to Take in Life

Henry David Thoreau, in his classic Walden, sets forth two alternate paths that lie before each of us: One is broad, common and natural. The other is narrow, uncommon and supernatural:   " The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them. What is … Continue reading Two Alternate Paths to Take in Life

One Neglected Implication of Jesus’ Incarnation

Donald Macleod, Scottish theologian and professor, writes: “How often is the incarnation brought before God’s people as their chief incentive and motivation to service. Paul urges us to think the way Jesus thought. He humbled himself. He made himself nothing (Philippians 2:3-8). He said, ‘I don’t matter!’ There is scarcely a month that a church … Continue reading One Neglected Implication of Jesus’ Incarnation

Why did the incarnation of Jesus Christ take place?

  During the Advent season, we remember that it was real flesh that Christ took; not the image of a body, but a true body. In the creation, man was made in God’s image; in the incarnation God was made in man’s image. Was there no other way for the restoring of fallen man but … Continue reading Why did the incarnation of Jesus Christ take place?

A Psalm Prayer for an Election Year

Psalm 2 teaches believers how to counter the bullying world that intimidates them to retreat and hide.  We learn that the LORD's Anointed One (Messiah) is personally and powerfully involved in this world, rescuing and ruling it for His glory and His people’s good. How is Jesus Christ the LORD’s King? He is the Son … Continue reading A Psalm Prayer for an Election Year