SUCH PATIENCE IS IN LOVE

SUCH PATIENCE IS IN LOVE

< 1 minute Yesterday, I quoted in my sermon a poem by William Cowper. Perhaps most famous for his hymn “God Moves in A Mysterious Way,” Cowper walked a dark and heavy road. His life was plagued by depression, thoughts and even attempt of suicide. But the grace of God carried William forward, and drew from his heart a gospel refrain. Read the …

ADVICE FOR THE ANXIOUS

ADVICE FOR THE ANXIOUS

< 1 minute A strong quote from Calvin on the topic of anxiety led me to a quick internet search, where the below article popped up before me. Helpful reading for sure.

ADVICE TO A TROUBLED WOMAN

ADVICE TO A TROUBLED WOMAN

< 1 minute I shared a story about Andrew Murray in my sermon last Sunday. Sounds like I spoke too fast and prevented some people from putting it down in their notes. I better reproduce it here. The story puts South African pastor Andrew Murray laid up in bed with severe back pain, in the home of someone who hosted him on preaching …

EIGHT FACETS OF FAITHFUL PREACHING

EIGHT FACETS OF FAITHFUL PREACHING

2 min to read Faithfulness is multifaceted; there is much more to it than simply capturing the dominant thrust of the passage we are expounding, essential as that is. Faithful servants of God’s Word prove themselves to be faithful stewards of it when they:

TO READ SLOWLY

< 1 minute “But reading as slowly as O’Hara did in 1959 was easier then than now. The concept of being busy had not reached it’s apogee, as it has in the twenty-first century. To read slowly today is not just unfashionable but nearly impossible. We are in a permanent hurry, and even a move to the sticks cannot protect us from the …

PROPITIATION (A BIG WORD)

PROPITIATION (A BIG WORD)

< 1 minute Last Sunday, we considered again the biblical term propitiation. It’s a hard one to get our minds around. Here’s a helpful definition, as you meditate on this Gospel this week, my Paramount family! “The doctrine of propitiation is precisely this: That God loved the objects of His wrath so. much that He gave His own Son to the end that …

THE SEVEN CARDINAL REQUISITES OF PREACHING

THE SEVEN CARDINAL REQUISITES OF PREACHING

4 min to read These seven requisites (not excellences, but requisites) are seven minimal requirements R.L. Dabney believed (and his viewers agreed) were essential to every sermon. None of these seven categories is subjective; each is perfectly susceptible of objective evaluation. #preaching

A HAPPY CHRISTIAN

A HAPPY CHRISTIAN

< 1 minute On this happy 185th birthday of the incomparable Charles Spurgeon, I believe he was a happy christian despite the dark clouds of depression which often darkened his skies. Happiness in Jesus is a fight, and Spurgeon was an admirable fighter.

NEVER DESPAIR OF ONE

NEVER DESPAIR OF ONE

< 1 minute Ministers ought never to despair of the salvation of any sinner.  To despair of any one is just the way to make him despair of himself.  Many have been ruined in this way, probably.  We ought to expect sinners to repent – and treat them accordingly.  Who shall limit the Holy One of Israel?  It took me long to learn …

Happy Voices

HAPPY VOICES

< 1 minute Christians are made for happiness. Don’t take John Piper’s word for it. Listen to these prolific voices.