Songs We Sing: “Not In Me”

The songs we choose to sing in our church services are very important. We should make a deliberate effort to choose God-glorifying songs. Let me quote our doctrinal statement at this point: We seek to use songs that are doctrinally sound and God-centered in their emphases. We believe congregational music should teach and admonish, and not merely... Continue Reading →

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 →

The Reality Check of Foreign Missions

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 →

The Judge

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 →

Cursed

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 →

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)

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