"Sufferings can bring a new dimension of fruitfulness into our lives. It can produce a new gentleness and a tenderness. This was evident in the life of Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones and never more so than in his later years. During his own suffering he remembered others who suffered. In the last year of his life our daughter became seriously ill and died at the age of thirteen. As...Keep Reading
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We have a loving, accepting, powerful, sovereign, good, holy, and faithful Friend at all times and in every circumstance. Regardless of where we’re at, we can go to Him and find help and grace in our time of need. We have a refuge from the storm. He will comfort us in our affliction and discipline us in our sin. He will restore us when we are weary. He will never forsake us. Jesus has already given His life for us, so we know He is willing to give us everything else we need....
Stand in awe of God’s great love for you! He set His love on you before the world was formed. He loved you when you were unlovely. He sent His one and only precious Son to rescue you. He gave you new life so that you could respond to Him and enjoy eternal fellowship with Him. It just doesn’t get any better than that. ...
At the root of discontentment is a questioning of God’s goodness, wisdom, love, and justice. In this devotion, Kevin helps us get to the source of our discontentment and shows us from Philippians 4 that when we are enjoying God, we can be happy with very little because we have Him. ...
Bill preached this past Sunday from 1 Timothy 3:14-16. You can listen to the message here. Here are the quotes Bill used: I love Thy kingdom, Lord,The place of Thine abode,The church our blest Redeemer savedWith His own precious blood.I love Thy church, O God;Her walls before Thee stand,Dear as the apple of Thine eye,And graven on Thy hand. For her my tears shall fall;...Keep Reading
This past Sunday, Walt preached from 1 Timothy 3:8-13 on the gift that deacons are to the church. You can listen to that message here. Here are the quotes that Walt used: "[Deacons] release the elders to devote themselves to spiritual leadership by serving in physical and financial matters in a way that brings unity among the church under the authority of the elders (A...Keep Reading
This past Sunday, Mike preached from 1 Timothy 2:5-7. You can listen to the message here. Here are the quotes he used during the message. "Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also, since God is one who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith." -- Romans 3:29-30 "Our current culture ...Keep Reading
Here are the quotes Bill used in his message on Sunday. "For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds." --2 Corinthians 10:3 "The LORD is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made." --Psalm 145:9 "God places upon His ...Keep Reading
Here are the quotes Bill used in his message on 1 Timothy 1:18-20. "We ought to take the supernatural seriously and realize that we are in a warfare that cannot and should not be domesticated by reinterpreting everything in the biblical worldview so that it fits nicely with secular, naturalistic ways of thinking about the world." -- John Piper "The Christian has n...Keep Reading
Here are the quotes Walt used in his message on Sunday: "But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and...Keep Reading
"Before we are in Christ, all we will see in the law is our condemnation. But, as Paul is at pains to stress, the law is good, and just, and holy. And we need to understand, sense, feel, and then delight in the grace of law. For unless we are persuaded that God has shown his grace in his law as well as in his Son, all we will hear and see at Sinai is thunder and lightning....Keep Reading
Here are the quotes Bill used in his message on Sunday. "The pastor by definition is a shepherd, the under-shepherd of the flock of God. His primary task is to feed the flock by leading them to green pastures. He also has to care for them when they are sick or hurt, and seek them when they go astray. The importance of the pastor depends on the value of the sheep." Will...Keep Reading
Here are some of the quotes Jake used Sunday in his message on Psalm 1. You can listen to or download the message here. "It is an old saying, and possibly a true one, that every man is seeking after happiness. If it is so, then every man should read this Psalm, for this directs us where happiness is to be found in its highest degree and purest form" -- Charles Spurgeon...Keep Reading