There is a danger of trying to do too much. Some clergymen have so many irons in the fire, that it is impossible to keep them all hot. A few things well done, are far better than twenty poorly done. The man whose work will stand the longest, is the man who, whatever people may say, however lazy they may call him determines that he will not do more than he can do well.
Puritan Advice for Christians on Social Media
You may easily be sure that most quarrels online tends to the ruin of the Church, and the hindrance of the gospel, and the injury of the common interest of Christianity. You know ungodly divisions are greatly condemned in the scriptures, and that they are usually the result of pride, uncharitableness, and temper, and that … Continue reading Puritan Advice for Christians on Social Media
How To Prepare a Sermon: A Layman’s Guide
What an honor. You have been asked to preach. After the initial excitement wears off, you start to think, "What have I gotten myself into." How do I prepare to preach?
On Ministry and Suffering – Charles Spurgeon
One Sabbath morning, I preached from the text, `My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?' and though I did not say so, yet I preached my own experience. I heard my own chains clank while I tried to preach to my fellow-prisoners in the dark; but I could not tell why I was … Continue reading On Ministry and Suffering – Charles Spurgeon
But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew, and they were in dread of the children of Israel. - Ex. 1:12 At this point in history, the Israelites were in Egypt because of God’s sovereign work through Joseph. They had been living in freedom and peace, when a new pharaoh comes … Continue reading Satan’s Dread
“Christians Should Only Read the Bible”
In my studies of Scripture and theology, I occasionally run across someone who sees me reading a systematic theology or commentary, who says to me, “I don’t need all those other books, I only need the Bible.” This statement is troublesome because, in one sense, it is arrogant. Does this person think they have enough … Continue reading “Christians Should Only Read the Bible”
Anchored to the Distant Shore
Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love. He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the … Continue reading Anchored to the Distant Shore
If Hell Must Be Filled – Charles Spurgeon
"Oh, my brothers and sisters in Christ, if sinners will be damned, at least let them leap to hell over our bodies. And if they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stop, and not madly to destroy themselves. If hell must be filled, at least let it … Continue reading If Hell Must Be Filled – Charles Spurgeon
The Day I Met Job’s Friend [The Prosperity Gospel]
His eyes looked at me with such compassion I was sure I had found someone who understood, but that was not entirely the case. As I mentioned before, the skies have turned dark, and that darkness has begun to stir something deep within me When I first saw him coming, I knew he cared and … Continue reading The Day I Met Job’s Friend [The Prosperity Gospel]
Understanding the Parable of the Unprofitable Servants
This parable at first glance can seem a bit perplexing as we try to understand what it is that Jesus is telling His disciples. But as we dig deeper it is quite an amazing teaching because in one short story Jesus shows that works are completely useless for earning salvation and completely necessary in another sense.