We who are Reformed are known for care with our theology and for the coldness of our hearts. Something isn’t getting through. The question is why, and then, what can be done about it? This conversation considers how we can unclog the passage from our heads to our hearts, and from our hearts to our fingers, considering the root causes of our malady, and the gifts God has given us to combat them. We explore how to embrace sound doctrine with emotion, and how the glorious truths of the gospel ought to change us from head to toe.
A Revelation on How to Read the Bible The day was Memorial Day, 2005 and I and many others were lounging on Laurence Windham’s ample porch and he was about to bless the food. Before he did so he gave us a new spin on the idea of that day; that we should thank God for the faithfulness and sacrifices of those that went before us. I was prepared for the typical mention of soldiers who fought in wars, but he went on to mention the prophets, the apostles, all the saints. My journey into the simple, separate and deliberate. . .
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We spend a great deal of time in worry and anxiousness over our circumstances and in discontent with what the Lord has given us. How can we combat this in our own lives? We combat it, not by getting everything we want, or having all our circumstances to our liking. We overcome these besetting sins by pursuing godliness, seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. This is the way to great gain. Join us for a conversation on Godliness, Contentment, Great Gain.
There are a few rare days when we find a glimpse of God’s raw character, His fearsome majesty, His rule in every detail, His mighty hand and out stretched arm as our forefathers in the faith referred. At those moments we know we have seen not only the arm of God but something more. Yesterday was a difficult day. Everything went bad on top of everything going bad. It was out of my hands. People are cruel. Not always surely. Yet yesterday seemed like a cruel day as every moment unfolded. It was a rare conglomeration of ugly and strange. . .
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Half the church was there. It’s not a large church. About three hundred souls in total. But they were there. Truly there. Fully there. There for her. She lay in bed, above them, directly in the path of hymns and spiritual songs wafting to heaven, to God’s ears. To hers through a small opening in the window. She lay dying, according to earthly wisdom. Quite frail to their eyes. Smaller than she was. Becoming more seed-like. They came to minister to her, to her husband, to her six children, to each other. They came to be with each other, to. . .
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How can we know that we are truly saved? Do we have to have some profoundly emotional experience to look back upon or do we simply look to our baptism or is it a little of both? Join us as we have a conversation about this most important P.
God is at work in us, bringing forth fruits fitting for repentance. Paul describes this fruit in Galatians 5, reminding us that we who have been born of the Spirit ought to be bearing love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. In this Bible study Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. examines this fruit, seeking to know its Spirit and to distinguish it from the faux fruit of the Serpent. This series, we pray, will prove to be helpful not only in understanding this fruit, but in cultivating it. It will, we pray, not only inform but inspire.
Hope can be a difficult thing to hang on to when we face trials and suffering. However, we are not to live in despair as the world does. In this conversation we consider our calling to be hopeful people, why we so often lose it, and where to find it. This conversation reminds us of the surety and source of our hope, for the One who gives us hope has secured our future.
How can I know for sure that I’m saved? Can we have assurance in this life? Perhaps no question cuts to the heart of our deepest fears, and our most potent longings. Eternity is at stake. We often let feelings determine what we believe in this area which leads to fear and uncertainty. There are better and more sure things to consider when discussing assurance than feelings. Join us for a conversation that we hope will draw you from fear to confidence in the work of Christ.
Join us for a conversation on life in the body, loving the saints within the body, and those who walk away. We talk about how to understand apostasy and how to guard against it.
Here we consider all that made Martin Luther a hero. He both feared God and trusted in Him. We learn to have peace with God and to wage war for His kingdom. Please join us as we look forward and backward, to a hero of yore, and to, we pray, heroism in our own children.
In the garden it all came crashing down because Eve did not believe God. We, her children, suffer from the same weakness. We are bundles of unbelief, slowly destroying ourselves. The only solution is faith, believing God.