Wisdom From The Nineteenth Century

                Today I want to give you an extended quotation from Christ Is All in “Profiles in Reformed Spirituality”.  It is an examination of the piety of Horatius Bonar.  Here quoting from an article entitled “Do You Go to the Prayer Meeting?” in Kelso Tracts Bonar writes,                 “Reader, is there a prayer-meeting in your… Continue reading Wisdom From The Nineteenth Century

Jesus The Evangelist

                “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”                                                                                                                                                                 Matthew 11:28-30… Continue reading Jesus The Evangelist

Paying Attention

                “But they refused to pay attention; stubbornly they turned their backs and stopped up their ears.  They made their hearts as hard as flint and would not listen to the law or to the words that the Lord Almighty has sent by His Spirit through the earlier prophets.  So the Lord Almighty was very… Continue reading Paying Attention

Father, Forgive Them

                “Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they are doing.”  And they divided up His clothes by casting lots.”                                                                                                                                                                 Luke 23:34                 Luke gives us here a very precious word from the cross.  This word opens up to our understanding the whole purpose of the death of the Lord Jesus… Continue reading Father, Forgive Them

The Missionary Spirit

                “In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach until the day He was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles He had chosen.  After His suffering, He showed Himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that… Continue reading The Missionary Spirit

I Am The True Vine

                “I am the true vine, and My Father is the Gardener.  He cuts off every branch in Me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit He prunes, so that it will be even more fruitful.”                                                                                                                                                                                 John 15:1-2                 John’s Gospel is focused on the task of bringing us to… Continue reading I Am The True Vine

Our Greatest Need

                “I would not have known Him, except that the One who sent me to baptize with water told me, “The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is He who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.””                                                                                                                                                                                 John 1:33                 There is a question which I have been turning over… Continue reading Our Greatest Need

Who Is Jesus?

                ““I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am the one I claim to be, you will indeed die in your sins.”  “Who are you?” they asked.  “Just what I have been claiming all along,” Jesus replied.”                                                                                                                                                                                 John 8:24-25                 James T. Dennison Jr.… Continue reading Who Is Jesus?