Month: April 2019

Frequently Abused Verses: Was Jesus Poor So We Could Be Wealthy? (2 Corinthians 8:9)

The prosperity gospel is neither a small nor isolated error. The fixation with money and material riches pervades the theology of its adherents, corrupting every aspect of their faith and doctrine. I…

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Thy will be done, in heaven, and earth

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Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.—Luke 11:2.

Thy Father reigns supreme above,

The glory of His name

Is Grace and Wisdom, Truth and Love,

His will must be the same.

And thou hast asked all joys in one,

In whispering forth, “Thy will be done.”

Frances R. Havergal.

In heaven God’s will is done, and the Master teaches the child to ask that the will may be done on earth just as in heaven, in the spirit of adoring submission and ready obedience. Because the will of God is the glory of heaven, the doing of it is the blessedness of heaven. As the will is done, the kingdom of heaven comes into the heart.

Andrew Murray.

What is it thou wouldst have done, that He cannot do if He think fit? And if He think it not fit, if thou art one of His…

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Down With Blessings?

Singing in Babylon

Psalms decorative1 Behold, how good and pleasant it is     
when brothers dwell in unity!
It is like the precious oil on the head,     
running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron,    
running down on the collar of his robes!
It is like the dew of Hermon,     
which falls on the mountains of Zion!
For there the Lord has commanded the blessing,     
life forevermore.  Psalm 133 ESV

That the history of sibling rivalry begins as far back as Genesis probably doesn’t surprise any of us, brother and sister alike (Genesis 4).That the history of the restoration of all our relationships; with God, and our neighbour, as well as our family, is tied to the history of God’s love shown towards us, gives us ground for hope that whatever separation is caused by sin may be healed, and that…

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An Alphabet of Wifely Excellence

Reiterations

The subject of this portrait is a lady of some position who has servants to manage (15c) and money to invest (16).  As her husband’s trusted partner (11), she has sole responsibility in her domain, which extends beyond the house to the management of her lands (16) and to dealings in the market, where she is as shrewd a seller (11, 18, 24) as a buyer (13-14).  She treats her advantages not as a means to self-indulgence but as a widening of her responsibilities (27), for she is a tireless worker (15, 18-19): there are the poor to help (20) and the vicissitudes of life to meet forearmed (21, 25b).  Yet, with all her thrift, she is not austere (22) and, with her business sense, she is not hard but a friend in need (20) and the delight of her children and her husband (28-29).  Her charm and her success…

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We’re in a War, Folks!

Already Not Yet

Approaching_OmahaSam Storms:

The Apostle Peter tells us that “the passions of the flesh” are waging “war against” our “souls” (1 Peter 2:11). Don’t underestimate the significance of this daily battle for our souls. So, how are we to fight? With what weapons do we wage this war? Peter says we do so “as (or because we are) sojourners and exiles” (v. 11a; see 1 Peter 1:1,17).

His point is that we should draw strength to say No to fleshly passions because they belong to this world and we don’t! We are citizens of a heavenly kingdom that operates under the Lordship of Christ. The culture of heaven is governed by a different ethic, a different spirit, a different morality. So remind yourself often of where you belong. We belong to the Lord Jesus, not to this world, so take your cues from him…

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Mid-Week Stewardship Thought

A Grace-Filled Life

Go and Tell Christ Is Risen!

In 1 Corinthians 15, the Resurrection Chapter, the Apostle Paul writes, “What I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins…that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures …” (1 Corinthians 15:3). Through Christ’s Resurrection, God assures us that we are forgiven and that we, too, will rise again. Surely this is the message of first importance that we as stewards of our Risen Lord and Savior will desire to pass on. Go and tell that Christ is risen!

Prayer: Dear Lord, without Your gracious aid I would be forever in the depths, forever bound to sin, forever lost. Thank You for the forgiveness of sins and life You have given me through Your Son, Christ, my Redeemer. Help me boldly go out and tell others that Christ…

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