Preaching the Gospel to Yourself – One Life Transforming Result

Christians who are no longer sure that God loves and accepts them in Jesus, apart from their present spiritual achievements, are subconsciously radically insecure persons —much less secure than non-Christians, because they have too much light to rest easily under the constant bulletins they receive from their Christian environment about the righteousness they are supposed … Continue reading Preaching the Gospel to Yourself – One Life Transforming Result

When Discouragement and Despair Knock at Your Door

“All progress in the Christian life depends upon a recapitulation (an act or instance of summarizing and restating the main points of something)  of the original terms of one’s acceptance with God” (John Stott, The Cross of Christ, p. 27). This delightful quote points us to an enduring remedy for all our ills, even that … Continue reading When Discouragement and Despair Knock at Your Door

A Crucial Duty of a Pastor – Preach to Your Own Heart First

A friend of mine and I share a love for the puritan John Owen and enjoy reading and reflecting on his writings. Here's an excerpt from his treatise on "The Duties of a Pastor" that I found helpful and challenging last week. "I think, truly, that no man preaches that sermon well to others that … Continue reading A Crucial Duty of a Pastor – Preach to Your Own Heart First