A Renewed Hunger for the Word of God

God has used the Book of Common Prayer and its wonderful collects (prayers of preparation) written mostly by Thomas Cranmer to enrich my own prayer life and walk with God. The prayer written for the Sunday closest to November 16 is my personal favorite: Blessed Lord, who has caused all Holy Scriptures to be written … Continue reading A Renewed Hunger for the Word of God

Marks of An Authentic Work of the Holy Spirit

From the fourth chapter of First John, Jonathan Edwards established five things as essential in a genuine work of God's Holy Spirit. First, a true work of the Spirit raises the "esteem of Jesus that was born of the Virgin, and was crucified outside the gates of Jerusalem; and seems more to confirm and establish … Continue reading Marks of An Authentic Work of the Holy Spirit

The Struggle to Believe in Sovereign Grace

If you have ever struggled to believe in God's sovereignty in the salvation of sinners. Below are quotes from distinquished authors who recount this struggle and explain succinctly the practical implications for resting your salvation in the hands of a sovereign God: Men will never worship God with a sincere heart, or be roused to fear … Continue reading The Struggle to Believe in Sovereign Grace