The Choice Of Humility, How To Make It, And The Benefits of Making It

I saw a quote from Charles Spurgeon the other day that was posted by some reformed social media account. What follows is a summary. “If someone speaks ill of you don’t be upset. You are far worse than he has said.” This morning in my reading in the Imitation of Christ I read Thomas a’ Kempis’ … More The Choice Of Humility, How To Make It, And The Benefits of Making It

Discipleship and Christian Discipline Part 6

Part 6 “Multiply and Fill the Earth: The Extraordinary Sense” If the only way to obey the “Creation Mandate” to “multiply and fill the earth” is to marry, and then to have children, there would be several categories of disciples that would be unable to practically obey it. Children are not emotionally or sexually mature, … More Discipleship and Christian Discipline Part 6

Advent of Love

Reading for the Week of December 21, 2014 Advent Theme: Love Sunday              December 21        Luke 1:26-38 Monday             December 22        Luke 1:39-56 Tuesday             December 23        Luke 1:57-80 Wednesday        December 24        Matthew 1:18-25 Thursday           December 25        John 1:1-18 … More Advent of Love

The Advent of Peace

Devotional Thought from Ezekiel 34:11-31 Peace can be an illusive thing in this life. Conflict seems to be inscribed on our DNA. In fact, the Bible says that it is.     What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? “Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you?(James 4:1)” Our sin … More The Advent of Peace

Using the The Lord’s Prayer as a Guide: Part 1

Drawing Near to “Our Father” I struggled for years just getting started in prayer.  Based on Psalm 66:18, “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:”, I was told that I should start prayer with confession of sin.  So, for about 2 years I dutifully began every scheduled prayer time … More Using the The Lord’s Prayer as a Guide: Part 1