The puritan, Thomas Goodwin, in expounding Hebrews 4:15 gives us the following encouragement. As you read it, take heart, Christian, for this is Christ's disposition towards you: "There is comfort concerning such infirmities, in that your very sins move him to pity more than to anger. This text is plain for it, for he suffers with... Continue Reading →
The first time Jesus came to us, He came to save sinners. The next time He comes will be for a different purpose. He will come to exercise His office as Judge against unrepentant sinners. A reminder of this truth will keep us sober. On October 11 & 18, 2015, Pastor Allen Cantrell delivered 2... Continue Reading →
Bethlehem. A humble town. A nobody’s town. Perfect. The mountains would have bowed down. The seas would have roared in praise. The trees clapped their hands. But not for this Ancient of Days. All He needed were a few shepherds and angels. And in this was His glory, not the towering greatness He laid aside,... Continue Reading →
Have you been wanting to try out twitter but don't really know who to follow? On the other hand, maybe you've been using twitter for a while now but are unaware of some of the best Christian accounts to follow. Twitter, like any social media, can be used for good and bad. With that being... Continue Reading →
One of the books on our "Recommended Reading From the Pastor" list is Michael Reeves' book Delighting in the Trinity. Today it is on sale from Amazon in kindle format for $4.99. If you read with a kindle device or with a kindle app on your phone or tablet, you might want to take advantage... Continue Reading →
"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
"I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born" - Ronald Wilson Reagan
No dim bulb was Isaac Watts, No shallow pen had he. But Bible truth in every jot, And solid help for me!
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 →
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 →
There are countless reasons to support foreign missions. The Lord Jesus gave the great commission to go into ALL the world and preach the gospel to every creature. Any Christian who deprioritizes supporting foreign missions due to the feeling that they have enough work to do around their own community has a very narrow view... Continue Reading →
Imagine rounding a street corner and witnessing a murder. It almost goes into slow motion as you witness it. You see a man standing over another man who is kneeling. The man standing pulls out a gun, points it at the kneeling man's head and pulls the trigger. The bullet goes through the kneeling victim's... Continue Reading →
If there is anything that a Christian should have a firm grasp on, it's the gospel. Now, when I say "gospel" what do you think I mean by that? We might say that the totality of scripture is the gospel since they are that which testify of Jesus (John 5:39, Luke 24:25-27). But more specifically,... Continue Reading →
66 books, 1 God, 0 excuses.
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 →
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 →
Feeding Sheep, Starving goats, Exposing wolves, Worshiping The Shepherd!
Seek His face, in His book!
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!
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.