Lately I have been meditating on the subject of our “calling.” I’m not sure why I seem stalled out on this subject but after spending several weeks on it in my devotions, I can do nothing but conclude that being called unto Christ is the highest blessing that can be poured upon a mortal…

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The great British preacher of a century ago, Charles Spurgeon, went through five years as a child feeling intense guilt before he was saved. He goes on for a whole chapter in his autobiography describing the agony of those years. Here is a brief excerpt: When but young in years, I felt with much sorrow…

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  John Piper…heard at T4G…my paraphrase… “30 to 40 years ago, feminists trying to undermine the biblical basis for gender roles in church and society were misusing Galatians 3:28 [“there is neither male nor female”]. I objected to using this verse out of context, declaring that to use the verse this way was one step…

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We discussed some weeks back how Jesus did not condone the use of force in promoting Christianity (sermon is here). As well, we have been studying the doctrines and beliefs of Islam with the teens on Sunday night. I found this quote from Charles Spurgeon, preached in 1857, to be surprisingly relevant to the intersection…

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Over the years I have made it a habit to read the presidential proclamation which set aside the last Thursday of October as a day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens,” as it was declared by Abraham Lincoln 148 years ago. I trust you will be blessed as…

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I ran across this quote today by Charles Spurgeon. He once said about finding the perfect church: “If I had never joined a church till I had found one that was perfect, I should never have joined one at all; and the moment I did join it, if I had found one, I should have…

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Don’t you hear a lot about “making the gospel relevant,” or “speaking to our culture” when we proclaim the gospel. I for one think we hear TOO MUCH talk about that. I know we need to communicate in ways that are undertandable, but the gospel is powerful no matter what cultural context we proclaim it…

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