Study Leave

“Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.” (1 Timothy 4:16) For several years now I have taken an annual two week study leave and I wanted to take time to convey my thanks, explain the purpose, and [...]

By | 2016-11-02T17:20:35+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Christian Living|0 Comments

New Books for the Book Table

New books for the book table! Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices (Puritan Paperbacks) by Thomas Brooks The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment (Puritan Paperbacks) by Jeremiah Burroughs The Bruised Reed (Puritan Paperbacks) by Richard Sibbes Call the Sabbath a Delight by Walter Chantry Atheism Remix by Albert Mohler The Westminster Directory of Public Worship by [...]

By | 2017-03-01T17:16:17+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Christian Living|0 Comments

A Feast Prepared

“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.  Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.” (John 6:53–54) This Lord’s Day we have [...]

By | 2016-11-02T17:26:20+00:00 March 25th, 2016|Christian Living|0 Comments

A Holy Weapon

“I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” (Psalms 119:11) J.C. Ryle has some extremely insightful and encouraging thoughts on the gospels.  Last time we considered his thoughts on Matthew 4 and the temptation of Jesus by the devil.  His point was that we should take heart [...]

By | 2016-11-02T17:32:05+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Christian Living|0 Comments

Hungering & Thirsting After Christ

“So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.” (John 6:53) This coming Lord’s Day we will come to the Lord’s table for a covenant meal we call the Lord’s Supper.  It is [...]

By | 2016-11-02T17:35:47+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Lord's Supper|0 Comments

Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners!

“For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.” (Hebrews 2:18) Temptation is a real part of the Christian life.  Jesus even gives us a pattern of prayer whereby we are to call out to our Father that we might not even be lead into temptation, [...]

By | 2016-02-10T15:39:02+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Christian Living|0 Comments

Guide Me to Heaven

The author of Hebrews refers to Jesus as the promise of God as a “sure and steadfast anchor of the soul” (Heb. 6:19).  Our lives are lived as at sea and we need stability that comes from Christ.  Here is a Puritan prayer compiled in “The Valley of Vision” by Arthur Bennett, which compares the Christian [...]

By | 2016-01-05T11:32:51+00:00 January 5th, 2016|Christian Living|0 Comments

The Wonder of Christmas

That which once used to thrill us with excitement might now move us to boredom or at least less enthusiasm.  For children it might be that a certain toy used to be their favorite but now they have moved on to a new favorite.  Adults aren’t immune to this syndrome either.  We have holiday traditions [...]

By | 2015-12-16T16:13:19+00:00 December 16th, 2015|Christian Living|0 Comments

Before the Throne of God

Before the Throne of God “Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.” (Hebrews 7:25) The apostle Paul declares that there is no condemnation leveled against those who are in Christ Jesus that can stick because of [...]

By | 2015-11-11T16:06:03+00:00 November 11th, 2015|Theology|0 Comments

Prayer: The Heartbeat of Reformation

“But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.” John 17:13 It is that time of the year when we rightly celebrate not merely the works of men but of God who has worked through such stalwarts of the faith [...]

By | 2015-11-15T14:31:52+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Church|0 Comments