We received a flat tire yesterday on our way to work. Frustrating yes. Did we understand why God ordained this expense? No. It was hot. We were stressed being in the middle of nowhere. The neighbors weren’t home. We sat. Then a kind woman stopped, let us use her phone to call a tow truck. […]Read More FLAT TIRES AND GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY
Originally posted on Charlottesville Christian Fellowship:
I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should…
(Ralph Venning, “The Plague of Plagues!” 1669) “The wicked and the one who loves violence–His soul hates!” Psalm 11:5 God hates man for sin! It is not only sin, but sinners that God hates–and that for sin! It is said of God, that He hates the workers of iniquity (Psalm 5:5); not only the works […]Read More IT HAS MADE GOD HATE US!
(Ralph Venning, “The Plague of Plagues!” 1669) “Fools mock at sin!” Proverbs 14:9 Those who mock at sin, are worse than fools and madmen! Tell them, as Lot told his sons-in-law of the danger and judgments which hang over their head–and, as with Lot, you seem to them as one who jokes. Genesis 19:14. They […]Read More Worse Than Devils!
(Ralph Venning, “The Plague of Plagues!” 1669) “The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease–for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning! Great is Your faithfulness!” Lamentations 3:22-23 If sin is so exceedingly sinful–so contrary to, and displeasing to God–then surely . . . His patience is exceedingly great, His goodness is exceedingly rich, and […]Read More We Are Still Alive Because…
“…lest in the unmeasured abundance of our riches we go wild; lest, puffed up with honors, we become proud; lest, swollen with other good things–either of the soul or of the body, or of fortune–we grow haughty, the Lord himself, according as he sees it expedient, confronts us and subjects and restrains our unrestrained flesh […]Read More Remedy of the Cross
(John Newton’s Letters) “My times are in Your hands!” Psalm 31:15 This world seems all uncertainty–yet all is under the unspeakably gracious and infallibly wise direction of our Heavenly Father. Oh! This is the great thing to be desired–to be savingly interested in the promise which engages that all things shall work together for our […]Read More Father Knows Best!
Originally posted on Christian Praise and Worship in Sermons and Songs:
Why Do Bad Things Happen? – Charles Spurgeon Sermon 2 Samuel 14:29 Then Absalom sent for Joab in order to send him to the king, but Joab refused to come to him. So he sent a second time, but he refused to come. 30…
(Ralph Venning, “The Plague of Plagues!” 1669) Beware of such sins as the world calls little sins! They say: “What harm is there in an innocent lie?” Alas, what a contradiction this is! Can a lie be innocent? One says, “Oh, it is only a trick of youth!” Yes, but it is such a trick […]Read More Little Sins?
I used to think that it was the mom who had the hardest job in the world, but after having four kids, and the responsibilities I have in providing, guiding, protecting and disciplining, I know that it is I and those Dads that take their job seriously, who have the hardest job. Truly, in a […]Read More Being a Dad: The Hardest Job in the World