This is a good follow up for yesterday's post on praying for my lost family members. It comes from a book called "The Valley of Vision - A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions" edited by Arthur Bennett and published by Banner of Truth. These prayers take some getting used to, but they are so, … Continue reading A Puritan Prayer
I'm always amazed how little I pray. I was going to write "compared to what I should," but I decided against that. I don't know how much I should pray because I've never reached a point that I can honestly say, "That's enough." Here's what I'm pretty sure of. By neglecting this great gift, I … Continue reading Teach Me To Pray.
Father, my God, Creator of all, As I look at the sunrise today, I am amazed at how little I pay attention. Your majesty is there before me, yet I barely notice. Little do I understand that all that I see serves as testimony to you. Indeed, your thoughts of me are continual. You knew … Continue reading What A Beautiful Morning!
The Word of God is confusing. On one hand, it's full of strange commands for us to do things, such as blessing our enemies, but on the other, it seems to be purposefully vague about how to enter heaven. To make matters worse, Jesus is not what we consider nice when the experts of the … Continue reading So That They Understood. Nehemiah 8:8
We're discussing The Alpha Series, an ecumenical attempt to unify denominations in an effort to tell people about Jesus. The last two posts show that contrary to what might be a common perception, neither Jesus nor the Apostles softened any of their doctrine with anyone. Why should they? They were speaking truth. To compromise truth … Continue reading The Alpha Series – Part 3
Yesterday, I began writing about The Alpha Series. Look to that post here for reference. I ended by asking, "Is there wisdom in making efforts to blur the lines so that all denominations may be united in an effort to share the gospel?" If you believe that telling people about Jesus is all that is … Continue reading The Alpha Series – Part 2
At church, we finished the well-known evangelism tool, "The Alpha Series," which is a collection of videos used to promote the gospel. It is known for its ecumenical approach in trying to find common ground across denominations in an effort to promote that which is agree on. Its origins are Anglican (Church of England) and … Continue reading The Alpha Series – Part 1
Perhaps you have now come to the understanding that COVID-19 is a merciful blessing from God intended to get the world's attention - that it's a wake-up call to repent. Now what? How do we convey this message to a lost and dying world? How do we roust the church from its slumber? I think … Continue reading I Need A Plan!
My wife and I came to the realization that it will just be the two of us for Thanksgiving. Why? COVID-19. That was a hard pill to swallow. There's a bigger picture to all this that we reminded ourselves of. This disease didn't appear out of the blue. Satan didn't create it. He creates nothing. … Continue reading A New Attitude.
Last week I had learned that California was banning several books from its school curriculum, including "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." I guess it's a book that some folks think will do our youngsters more harm than good. I've read this book many times, mostly as a teenager. It's been decades since the last time. … Continue reading Huckleberry Finn