Failure and Faith

"After so many years I have made so little progress. Yet failure has a positive result: Less confidence in self & more confidence in Christ."--Paul Washer on Twitter 

Abortion

"I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born" - Ronald Wilson Reagan

Watts’ hymns

HYMN 110. (c. m.) Death and immediate glory. 2 Corinthians v. 1, 5—8. Isaac Watts (1674–1748) THERE is a house not made with hands, Eternal and on high; And here my spirit waiting stands, Till God shall bid it fly. Shortly this prison of my clay Must be dissolv’d and fall; Then, O my soul!... Continue Reading →

Thank You!!!

Just as the value of The Giver far exceeds the total value of all His gifts, so to Whom we are thankful is more important than what we're thankful for! Thank you great, eternal Triune God- Father, Son, and Spirit! The Father chose a people and gave them to His Son, the Son came and... Continue Reading →

From Isaac Watts…

From Isaac Watts-- "How Sweet and Awesome Is This Place", written in 1707 While all our hearts and all our songs join to admire the feast, Each of us cries with thankful tongue, "Lord, why was I a guest? Why was I made to hear Thy voice, and enter while there's room, while thousands make... Continue Reading →

Phil. 4:13

Out of context, Philippians 4:13 is used as a blank-check promise for whatever is desired---money, promotion, dieting, dreaming, competing, etc. But in context, it is a verse about contentment.  In any circumstance, the apostle Paul had learned to be content by depending on Christ who infused him with the strength to persevere. Twisting scripture reveals a twisted heart and... Continue Reading →

Jeremiah 23:29

The jack hammer of truth does infinitely more good than the feather duster of indulgence.  God's messengers use a big hammer!  False prophets use feather dusters.  Soft teaching creates hard hearts. Hard teaching breaks hard hearts and brings new hearts!

Royal Wedding

Prince marries commoner. This is our story. To expand, the High Prince of Heaven chooses the lowest outsiders, who are also disloyal rebels, and changes them into an adoring bride awaiting His upward call.

Cheap and Easy Doctrine

“He who sells cheapest shall have most customers; the devil knows that it is a cheap and easy doctrine which pleases the flesh, and he doubts not but he shall have customers enough.” (Thomas Watson)

Great men of God??

There are no great men of God... just tiny, unworthy, sinful men who are touched, changed and blessed by a merciful and kind and faithful and great God!! Enough of the celebrity and star worship in the church. Enough of being impressed by clay! "Father ...glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify Thee...:... Continue Reading →

Smooth-Talkers

Beware of any so-called spokesmen for God that only speak/write/blog/sing about smooth, desirable, ear-tickling things (See Isaiah 30:9,10) and leave out the hard sayings and demands ----like repentance-(Mark 1:15 and it's accompanying fruit-Luke 3:8,) grace that leads to godliness (Titus 2:11-15),  obedience (Romans 6),  suffering for His Name (2 Tim.3:12), the Lordship of Christ (Luke... Continue Reading →

God-Fearers or God-Wannabe’s?

One of my favorite blogs is Biblical Christianity, by Dan Phillips. The following is his entry for 07-08-2010 as well as a comment by reader Terry Rayburn. Now , ponder and profit.--Pastor Allen The difference between fearing God, and trying to be God: It only surfaces when God crosses your will, or your preferred way... Continue Reading →

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