Monday, July 24, 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017
Bishop: ‘When you think about the cross of Christ, what do you see?’
Young man: ‘I see Christ and two thieves crucified either side of him…’
Bishop: ‘What else do you see?’
Young man: ‘I see the soldiers gambling…’
Bishop: ‘If that is all you see, I think you will have trouble with the Christian life. When I see the cross – with all that – I see old Bishop Taylor Smith. I was crucified with Christ.’
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Charles Spurgeon's schedule and David Murray's push back
Peterson on Same-sex marriage and Some thoughts on rhe Eugene Peterson debacle and Three responses (Quoting Keller, Alberry and Stott posted pre-retraction)
Spurgeon's secret for raising Godly children
The most personally convicting book I've read in ages
Friday, July 14, 2017
'I think this little catchphrase, perseverance of the saints, is dangerously misleading. It suggests that the perseverance is something that we do, perhaps in and of ourselves. I believe that saints do persevere in faith, and that those who have been effectually called by God and have been reborn by the power of the Holy Spirit endure to the end. However, they persevere not because they are so diligent in making use of the mercies of God. The only reason we can give why any of us continue on in the faith is because we have been preserved. So I prefer the term the preservation of the saints, because the process by which we are kept in a state of grace is something that is accomplished by God. My confidence in my preservation is not in my ability to persevere. My confidence rests in the power of Christ to sustain me with His grace and by the power of His intercession. He is going to bring us safely home'
R C Sproul
Thursday, July 13, 2017
In a timely way, to help with some reflection, J D Greear has just written this post entitled 'If you don't care for the poor you don't understand the Gospel'
Saturday, July 08, 2017
Should Christians attend gay weddings?
Surviving early struggle in church planting
Five honest struggles most church leaders don't want to admit
How to be a faithful friend to those who are same-sex attracted
Love strengthened by faith helps us know there will be justice for Manchester
Friday, July 07, 2017
'What I am going to say next will come as a shock to some, but here it is. You can eliminate every single thing Jesus ever said in his life about the poor and social justice, and still you will not undermine his main message one bit. As severe as that may sound, this is precisely what one of Christ's closest followers actually did.