Shattered and strengthened by the uncompromised pen of John Owen. Owen is the deepest and one of my favorites of the Puritans. Feast on every word…
12 Point Cure for Complaining – how to not let circumstances, others, or attitudes rob you of your joy
Complaining is unbecoming of the true Christian and yet we are proficient at it. The cure is found in these verses. In Christ we are never hopeless or forsaken. Every trial has meaning. Meditate on this cure in order to change both your language and your heart.
As you read the following prayer written by A.W. Tozer at the beginning of his ministry, may it encourage you to recover the reverence of God in ministry and to consider has the Lord called you to serve His people in His local church or as a missionary beyond to another nation. What a joy to be employed by the King in His service for His glory for eternity. Amen? (Galatians 1:1-3)
Christ Died For God. As odd as that may sound to our ears that was/is the glory of the cross. This is what propitiation means: to satisfy God’s holiness and justice AND to quench God’s wrath. Because of this, we as redeemed people have “peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Rom 5:1) Amen?
The great divines of the 17th century stated what they were for and to clarify what they denied on certain theological issues. This is the spirit of this post for our church. Nothing more important than the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ! It was THE test for orthodoxy in Paul’s day and it is in ours as well! (Galatians 1:6-9) May this portion of a statement of faith encourage you in the truth and life-changing hope of the gospel of Jesus!
“Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God’s wise and fatherly disposal in every condition” (The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment)
The ebb and flow of American Christianity seeks it almost seems daily to reinvent what the church should be and look like. The following seeks to divine that role biblically – not culturally or pragmatically. Question: Which one are our churches known for in today?