A Consuming Fire

                “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.””                                                                                                                                                                 Hebrews 12:28-29                 At the end of the chapter twelve of the book of Hebrews the author concludes the main body of… Continue reading A Consuming Fire

Doctrine Matters

                “The death He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life He lives, He lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.”                                                                                                                                                 Romans 6:10-11                 The doctrine that we believe matters to us.  So often in this day and… Continue reading Doctrine Matters

A Call To Faith

““Go,” He told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means Sent).  So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.”                                                                                                                                                                                 John 9:7                 This morning as I was doing my devotional reading, as is my regular custom I read the next portion in the readings I am doing in Spurgeon’s… Continue reading A Call To Faith

Beholding God’s Promise

                “Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth.  The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.  But be glad and rejoice forever in what I create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight and its people a joy.”                                                                                                                                                                                 Isaiah 65:17-18                 There is a… Continue reading Beholding God’s Promise

Awake

                “”Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, against the man who is close to me!”  Declares the LORD Almighty. “Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn My hand against the little ones.  In the whole land,” declares the LORD, “two thirds will be struck down and perish; yet one… Continue reading Awake

Exalting The Gospel

                “That is why I am suffering as I am.  Yet I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him for that day.”                                                                                                                                                                                 2 Timothy 1:12                 In From Embers To A Flame – “How God Can… Continue reading Exalting The Gospel

Exalting Christ

                “Jesus said, “This voice was for your benefit, not mine.  Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out.  But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto myself.”  He said this to show the kind of death… Continue reading Exalting Christ

An Astonishing Invitation

                “I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel – which is really no gospel at all.  Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ.                                                                                                                                                                 Galatians 1:6-7… Continue reading An Astonishing Invitation

An Advent Meditation

                “Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.  But after he had considered this, an angel of the LORD appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to… Continue reading An Advent Meditation