Paul’s Spiritual Secret

                “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”                                                                                                                                                 Philippians 4:13                 At the close of his short letter to the Philippians the Apostle Paul makes an astounding claim that comes straight out of his experience of the sanctifying work of the Lord in his life.  All through the letter Paul has… Continue reading Paul’s Spiritual Secret

Gospel Fruit Through Intercessory Prayer

                “As a prisoner for the lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.  Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.  Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.  There is one body and… Continue reading Gospel Fruit Through Intercessory Prayer

Saving Faith

                I have recently begun to read The Works of Andrew Fuller (1754 – 1815).  This is a massive collection of the writings of a man who was in many ways the Father of Baptist Theology and Missions.  Fuller was instrumental in maintaining support for the missionary work of William Carey in India.  Michael Haykin… Continue reading Saving Faith

Godly Meditation

“This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit.  Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he… Continue reading Godly Meditation

Biblical People

                “And He said to me, “Son of man, eat what is before you, eat this scroll; then go and speak to the house of Israel.”  So I opened my mouth, and He gave me the scroll to eat.  Then He said to me, “Son of man, eat the scroll I am giving to you… Continue reading Biblical People

For He Himself Is Our Peace

                “For He Himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in His flesh the law with its commandments and regulations.”                                                                                                                                                                 Ephesians 2:14-15                 Sometimes we are swept away in wonder over the power and the beauty of the Word… Continue reading For He Himself Is Our Peace

Genuine Repentance

                “But Samuel replied: “Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the LORD?  To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.  For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry.  Because… Continue reading Genuine Repentance

Restore Us

                “Restore us, O God; make your face shine upon us, that we might be saved.”                                                                                                                                                                                 Psalm 80:3                 It never ceases to amaze me how the Scriptures continuously build the case for the new birth.  In the eightieth Psalm we encounter a worship song which was written to be sung as a prayer… Continue reading Restore Us