“Remember your high calling, you are a minister and ambassador of Christ, you are entrusted with the most honorable and important employment that can engage and animate the heart of man. Filled and fired with a constraining sense of the love of Jesus and the worth of souls; impressed with an ardor to carry war … Continue reading The Calling of a Soldier of Jesus Christ
How have believers in the past proclaimed the gospel to their own hearts? Why not reflect on the examples below and then write out your own summary of the gospel? Then use it as a tool in spiritual battle when you are plagued with a sense of condemnation, shame, and guilt: 1. The Apostle Paul … Continue reading Preach the Gospel to Yourself – How?
The people of God gather on the Lord’s Day to worship Him. We do this in the power of the Holy Spirit, out of gratitude to our Almighty God as He is revealed himself in the person and work of Jesus Christ. We humble ourselves before Him by declaring His worth, confessing His lordship,and rendering … Continue reading Grace – The Fuel for Worship
Today is the anniversary of John Newton's conversion. His story demonstrates the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. For, at the helm of that storm-tossed boat on March 21, 1748 was a day Newton remembered for the rest of his life, because: "On that day the Lord sent from on high and delivered me out … Continue reading Awed by God’s Work in Your Life – John Newton
Life need not be easy to be joyful. Joy is not the absence of trouble but the presence of Christ. - William Van der Hoven The surest mark of a Christian is not faith, or even love, but joy. - Sam Shoemaker When I think upon my God, my heart is so full of joy … Continue reading Reflections to Cultivate Joy for Your Journey
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?
In the first garden “Not your will but mine” changed paradise to desert and brought man from Eden to Gethsemane. Now “Not my will but yours” brings anguish to the man who prays it but transforms the desert into the kingdom and brings man from Gethsemane to the gates of glory. - D.A. Carson It … Continue reading Reflections for Worship – Devoted to Our Superior Weapon