Desire after forbidden enjoyments naturally springs from dissatisfaction with the blessings in possession. Where contentment is not found at home — drinking out of our own cistern — it will be sought for, however vainly, abroad. Marital love is chief among the earthly goods in mercy granted by God to his fallen and rebellious creatures. … Continue reading Wise Words on Loving the Right Woman Well
Almighty God, our Everlasting Father, we acknowledge that for our joy you have sent us a Comforter - the Holy Spirit. You have multiplied your promises to us. You have shown us the future happiness that awaits us in heaven. You have given us a living fountain to cleanse us from sin.But we have so … Continue reading Confessing Our Lack of Joy
A weekly, personal worship guide on "God's Answer to the Menacing Giant Despair" from Isaiah 9:1-7. God's Answer to the Menacing Giant Despair
The Ecstasy – How do outsiders respond to finding the King? When they find the newborn King, what do they do? When I mention the word ecstasy, I am talking about a state of overwhelming, overpowering emotion. In this case… rapturous delight. See Matthew 2, verse 10. The most arresting verse of the entire passage. … Continue reading The New Born King – The Ecstacy – Matthew 2:1-12
If you are a church-goer, for much of your life you have come to church and been slain with guilt. Churches can so quickly become sepulchers of shame, blame-shifting, and hostility rather than sanctuaries of grace. The Catholic apologist and contemporary of C.S. Lewis, Dorothy Sayers’ writes about the oft-embraced view that the church has … Continue reading Sepulchers of Shame or Sanctuaries of Grace?