Boldness… Where have you gone? “One of the special marks of the Holy Ghost in the Apostolic Church was the spirit of boldness” A.B. Simpson and then this from John MacArthur “The Greek word translated “bold” is tolmao, which means “to be courageous, daring, dauntless.” It speaks of acting without fear of the consequences.”
I agree with Justin Taylor… If You Can Only Read One of John Stott’s Books… When a significant figure dies, for whatever reasons, his or her book sales often see an immediate spike. Some readers of this blog may feel that way, having come of age and come to Christ after John Stott had already retired from public ministry and wanting to taste for yourself the fruits of his labors. If you feel that impulse, I’d encourage you to consider Stott’s The Cross of Christ… Read the rest Here
Grow Up Advice for YRRs (part 2) If you missed part 1 Here by John MacArthur… If I could impress on Young, Restless, Reformed students just one word of friendly counsel to address what I think is the most glaring deficiency in that movement, this is what it would be: “Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature” (1 Corinthians 14:20)… Read the rest Here
Behold, now is “the day of salvation” If you might be putting off Salvation… Saying I’ll come to Christ when I’m ready or if you Christian, are waiting to share the gospel of Jesus Christ… These verses are for you! Just hover over them. Proverbs 27:1 Luke 12:19 and 20 James 4:14 2 Corinthians 6:2
A Prayer for Worshiping God Just Because He’s God By Scooty Smith… Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.” Dan. 3:16–18… Heavenly Father, I’m intrigued, convicted, and encouraged by the faith of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Read the rest Here
Five kinds of wrath, when the word is used of God.
- 1. Sowing and reaping wrath (Lam. 2:2, 4).
- 2. Cataclysmic wrath (Ex. 15:7).
- 3. Abandonment wrath (Rom. 1:18, 24, 26, 28).
- 4. Eschatological wrath (Rev. 6:16-17).
- 5. Eternal wrath (Rom. 2:5-11).
Context determines the exact meaning of “wrath” in a specific biblical text. (From Richard Mayhue First and Second Thessalonians, Focus,)
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Finally the story of my life… At least up to this point for the glory of God.