If you’re being faithful to the text of Scripture, the topic of race will come up. In doing so, you might get well-meaning questions from fellow believers.
If our aim is moving from an initial salvation to ongoing discipleship, the gospel we share should lay the foundation for a new believer’s discipleship.
If your church does experience a downturn in giving, there are things you can do to reduce expenses until things turn around. And they will.
The following blog post was originally published on August 22, 2016. —ed. Contentment is elusive in this fallen world. People move through life full of regret of the past, anxiety about the futur…
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We should be reading God’s Word so that we can know Him, be conformed into His image, be convicted of sin, and receive His comfort. In today’s episode, Todd, with the help of Voddie Baucham, shows us how the book of Revelation is a great book to read for all four of those reasons.
“Lord’s Day, July 26. This day, I saw clearly that I should never be happy, yea, that God Himself could not make me happy, unless I could be in a capacity to ‘please and glorify Him forever.’ Take away this and admit me into all the fine havens that can be conceived of by men or angels, and I should still be miserable forever.”
–David Brainerd, The Life and Diary of David Brainerd. Ed. Jonathan Edwards. (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1949), p. 357.
“Our need of revival is indeed very great today. It may be that a generation of freshly-anointed preachers is already being prepared. Whether that is so or not, when such men are sent forth by Christ we can be sure of certain things.
They will not be identical in all points with the men of the past, but there will be a fundamental resemblance.
They will be hard students of Scripture.
They will prize a great spiritual heritage.
They will see the danger of ‘unsanctified learning’.
While they will not be afraid of controversy, nor of being called hyper-orthodox, they will fear to spend their days in controversy. They will believe with John Rice that ‘the church is not purified by controversy, but by holy love’.
They will not forget that the wise, who will shine ‘as: the stars forever and ever’, are those who ‘turn many to righteousness’ (
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“Now, Madam, let us consider what suitable provision God has made for our consolation under all our afflictions in giving us a Redeemer of such glory and such love, especially when it is considered what were the ends of that great manifestation of His beauty and love in His death.
He suffered that we might be delivered.
His soul was exceeding sorrowful even unto death, to take away the sting of sorrow and that we might have everlasting consolation.
He was oppressed and afflicted that we might be supported.
He was overwhelmed in the darkness of death and of Hell, that we might have the light of life.
He was cast into the furnace of God’s wrath, that we might swim in the rivers of pleasure.
His heart was overwhelmed in a flood of sorrow and anguish, that our hearts might be filled…
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