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A little of this and a little of that

A little of this and a little of that

Suffering and the Sovereignty of God. In a recent interview with Chris Larson, R.C. Sproul Jr. speaks candidly about his recent hardships, his new teaching series on God’s sovereignty in the midst of suffering, and updates us on how he and his family are doing. (Ligonier Ministries) Watch HERE

7 REASONS TO STUDY YOUR OLD TESTAMENT By David Murray
On the basis of my less-than-scientific survey of Christians’ Bible reading habits, I would estimate that the Old Testament forms less than 10 percent of most Christians’ Bible reading. Remove the Psalms and Proverbs, and we’re probably down to less than 5 percent.

“So what?” many say. “No great loss, is there?” others shrug.

Let me suggest seven reasons to stop shrugging and start studying the other 60 percent of our Bibles. Read the rest HERE

What’s Wrong with People? By yours truly. That’s the question I heard from a morning radio announcer yesterday while I was getting ready to leave for work. He was announcing the local news and saying “firefighters responded to a fire at the Little League field concession stand as it was set on fire and caused $2000.00 in damage”… He went on to say “What’s wrong with people… What is wrong with people?” Read the rest HERE

True Worship by Phil Johnson. Why truth—not music, not bare passion, and certainly not ritual—deserves the place of prominence in worship.od is spiritual in His very essence, and therefore He must be worshipped with spiritual worship—worship in the energy of spirit; worship that engages and employs our entire spirit, not just the motions of our hands and the words we form with our lips; not bare ritual; but a true expression of the heart and soul. “Worship in spirit.” Read the rest HERE

The Preacher at His Best By Kevin DeYoung. Permit me a brief word about a disconcerting trend I see in young, and sometimes very popular, preachers. I mention this concern knowing full well my own temptation to it. Let me pose the problem as a question:

Preacher, are you at your best when you are closest to the text? Read the rest HERE

From Eddie Eddings

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The Bible is not a random collection of verses that may be interpreted in isolation. To properly understand any passage one must interpret it in light of the paragraphs immediately preceding and following it, the chapter or section it is in, and the book containing it. Context provides the flow of thought in which any given passage of Scripture exists. To ignore context is to sacrifice a proper interpretation; it has well been said that a text without a context is a pretext.” John MacArthur

“Seek to be biblical, not popular. Being popular may bring you glory from men, but being biblical will bring glory to God.” Burk Parsons

Being biblical will bring glory to God!

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“Seek to be biblical, not popular. Being popular may bring you glory from men, but being biblical will bring glory to God.” Burk Parsons

Lets get Theological 

Eschatology: Consummation of All Things

The term “eschatology” comes from two Greek terms e[scato" and lovgo" meaning (roughly speaking) “last,” “end,” or “final” and “word,” “matter” “thing,” respectively. Theologically speaking, then, the term eschatology refers to “things pertaining to the end of history and the consummation of God’s kingdom.” It concerns both personal eschatological issues such as death and the intermediate state as well as themes with a more general or corporate focus. The latter would include such topics as the return of Christ, resurrection, judgment, tribulation, the millennial kingdom, and the eternal state. HT: bible.org

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Love and truth are perfectly symbiotic, and each virtue is essential to the other. Love without truth has no character. Truth without love has no power. Authentic love “rejoices with the truth”

Thus effectual calling and regeneration logically precede conversion in the ordo salutis (order of salvation), thereby ensuring that all of the glory in salvation belongs to God, not to man.  Salvation by Grace

Expository preaching is the faithful explanation and application of the Bible in which the text of Scripture supplies the matter of the preacher’s exhortations.  Expository Preaching

True boldness for Christ transcends all; it is indifferent to the displeasure of either friends or foes. Boldness enables Christians to forsake all rather than Christ. Boldness and Truth

"Bold-hearted men are always called mean-spirited by cowards." Charles Spurgeon

Deeply moving article I read this week.

Today is the 16th birthday of my little girl Shannon. And I am missing all that she taught me. Her nickname, well earned, is Princess Happy. Her happiness, however, was born less from easy circumstances... The Greatest Theologian Among all the Sprouls

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;

But to this one I will look,
To him who is humble and
contrite of spirit, and
who trembles at My word.

and that’s a beautiful thing!
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THE BEAUTY OF MANUAL LABOR By David Murray… We have a tendency to put asunder what God has joined together. Afterward, we often devalue one part of what we’ve divided. For example, though God has joined human beings in a union of body and soul, we sometimes divide the soul and body, then attribute huge value to the soul and little to the body. Read the rest Here.

Do You Believe in a Santa Christ? From Nathan W. Bingham… In Dr. Sinclair Ferguson’s book, In Christ Alone, he shares the sad reality that many Christians have a Christology that is more informed by Santa Claus than Scripture. For them, the message of the incarnation has been so twisted or diluted that they have in fact created for themselves a savior who is nothing more than a Santa Christ. Read the rest Here.

“The Christmas message is that there is hope for a ruined humanity – hope of pardon, hope of peace with God, hope of glory – because at the Father’s will Jesus became poor, and was born in a stable so that thirty years later He might hang on a cross.” J.I. Packer

Feed My Lambs — The Tender Courage of the Christian Ministry by Albert Mohler… The U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics maintains a list of recognized job descriptions, and that list has been undergoing a lot of change in recent years. Some jobs have disappeared entirely. There is little call for lamplighters and ice cutters today, and those jobs actually disappeared long ago. More recently threatened jobs include telephone operators and typewriter repairmen. They will soon join lamplighters and ice cutters on the list of jobs that exist no longer. Read the rest Here.

Christmas Evangelism By yours truly… I can’t tell you how many conversations I have started about Jesus Christ because of the Christmas seasons, it really is an easier transition to go from the natural realm to the spiritual realm during the last 6 or so weeks of the year, let me explain. When the Christmas season comes around every year I believe it’s the easiest time to evangelize the lost, because talking about Jesus Christ . Read the rest Here.

This Taken From Eddie Eddings

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The Bible Says

Who Was St. Nicholas? By Kevin DeYoung… The unsatisfying answer to the title of this post is that nobody knows for sure.  To quote one Nicholas scholar “We can grant a bishop of that name who had a great impact on his homeland.  We can also accept December 6 as the day of his death and burial.  These are all the facts we can hold to.  Further we cannot go.” (Gustav Anrich quoted by Charles W. Jones in Saint Nicholas of Bari, Myra, and Manhattan). According to the best estimates, Nicholas, was born around 280 AD in Patara, in Asia Minor. Read the rest Here.

How Children Hear Us Sing…….

  •  Deck the Halls with Buddy Holly
  •  On the first day of Christmas my tulip gave to me
  •  Later on we’ll perspire, as we dream by the fire.
  •  He’s makin’ a list, chicken and rice.
  •  Frosty the Snowman is a ferret elf, I say
  •  Sleep in heavenly peas
  •  In the meadow we can build a snowman, Then pretend that he is sparse and brown
  •  You’ll go down in listerine
  •  Oh, what fun it is to ride with one horse, soap and hay
  •  Good tidings we bring to you and your kid

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“for today in the city of David
there has been born for you a Savior,
who is Christ the Lord.” 

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Five Key Concepts in the Reformation Understanding of Justification by Kevin DeYoung… On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses concerning clerical abuses and indulgences on the church door at Wittenberg. This famous event is often considered that launching point for the Protestant Reformation. Read the rest Here

True worship does not come from people whose feelings are like air ferns with no root in the solid ground of biblical doctrine. The only affections that honor God are those rooted in the rock of biblical truth John 4:23.~ John Piper

9.5 Theses on Martin Luther Against the Self-Indulgences of the Modern Church BY CARL Trueman… October is the month in which we typically remember and celebrate the Reformation. While some Protestants have described the Reformation as a tragedy, it would have been a far greater tragedy if it had never happened. Nevertheless, there is in the contemporary evangelical world a tendency to romanticize Luther, to remake him as a modern evangelical. Yes, it is hard for some of us to imagine, but I am sure there are some out there who see Doc Martin as the kind of precursor to those who would think the secret of a successful ministry lies in wearing torn jeans, paying regular visits to the tanning booth and launching an international campaign against librarian-led fashion trends and British dentistry. Read the rest Here

This Is How We Pray for Our Children from Andy Naselli… For around 30 years Kim and I have prayed for our children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and their spouses (often during a time of fasting and prayer during the Tuesday or Wednesday lunch hour). Besides praying for individual requests as needs arose, we have prayed the same general requests below, week after week, year after year—and we’re constantly amazed how God faithfully answers. The more we pray, the more we receive. God has given us enough faith to believe him to answer these requests to the fourth generation, that is, our great-grandchildren. For the generations beyond that, it’s up to our kids and grandkids to continue the tradition. Read the rest Here

Worry, like a rocking chair, will give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.~ Vance Havner

Christianity and the Dark Side — What About Halloween? By Albert Mohler… Over a hundred years ago, the great Dutch theologian Herman Bavinck predicted that the 20th century would “witness a gigantic conflict of spirits.” His prediction turned out to be an understatement, and this great conflict continues into the 21st century. The issue of Halloween presses itself annually upon the Christian conscience. Acutely aware of dangers new and old, many Christian parents choose to withdraw their children from the holiday altogether. Others choose to follow a strategic battle plan for engagement with the holiday. Still others have gone further, seeking to convert Halloween into an evangelistic opportunity. Is Halloween really that significant? Read the rest Here

Oh by the way did I ever tell you I hate Halloween?

By Grace, We Are Free in Christ from Sinclair Ferguson… In John 8:34 Jesus underlined the bondage in which we are held by nature. On the other hand, He spoke about the freedom into which He brings sinners by grace: “If the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed” (John 8:36). How could the Son set them free? Read the rest Here

We find Christ in all the Scriptures. In the Old Testament He is predicted, in the Gospels He is revealed, in Acts He is preached, in the epistles He is explained, and in Revelation He is expected.~ Alistair Begg

Special team by ESPN’s Rick Reilly… How about a little good news? In the scrub-brush desert town of Queen Creek, Ariz., high school bullies were throwing trash at sophomore Chy Johnson. Calling her “stupid.” Pushing her in the halls. Chy’s brain works at only a third-grade level because of a genetic birth defect, but she knew enough to feel hate. “She’d come home every night at the start of the school year crying and upset,” says her mom, Liz Johnson. “That permanent smile she had, that gleam in her eye, that was all gone.” Read the rest Here

He made Him who knew no sin to be sin
on our behalf, so that we might become
the righteousness of God in Him.
2 Corinthians 5:21.

and that’s a beautiful thing!
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The real issue with Mormonism…The real issue with Mormonism: “God is an exalted man” – by Dr. James White… God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man. . . . That is the great secret. . . . We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity. I will refute that idea. . . . [H]e was once a man like us.” ~Joseph Smith… Read the rest Here

Seeing yourself as a disciple, and the difference it makes by Dan Phillips… Decades back, I used to ask groups I came to teach whether anyone could define the word “disciple.” As a rule, folks were fairly confident, and completely wrong. They’d never been taught about it. Probably the most common answer was “follower.” After that came “apostle,” or “disciplined person.” None of which is true. Read the rest Here

My New York Yankees are out… My Knicks are starting without Lin and my beloved Syracuse Orange are rank ninth in the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Rankings – AP Top 25 Preseason (Nov. 7)

Where is our sense of urgency? From Eddie Eddings

What Is Sanctification? (And What It Isn’t) from Grace To You Blog… You probably know that most people in America and many more worldwide identify themselves as Christians. But how many of them can explain and defend the gospel, articulate basic biblical theology, or live lives that support the claims of their faith? The tragic fact is that compared to the vast number of people who claim to be Christians, very few are actually growing to be more like Christ. Read the rest Here

Believers Must Repent and Believe by Wyatt Graham… Maybe you’ve reflected on your faith before. You remember at a certain time in your life you turned to God from sin to serve the living and true God. These twin themes that intertwine the Scripture, repentance and faith, truly became yours. Read the rest Here

“The little world within us, like the great world without, is full of confusion and strife; but when Jesus enters it, and whispers “Peace be unto you,” there is a calm, yea, a rapture of bliss.” C.H. Spurgeon

By Nature, We Are in Spiritual Bondage by Sinclair Ferguson… Jesus taught that we are all by nature in spiritual bondage. He had to be cruel to be kind. The Jews to whom Jesus spoke—much like us—believed that they were certainly not in bondage to anything. But their response to Jesus’ words revealed the deep spiritual bondage in which they were held. His words riled and angered them. Read the rest Here

What Is The Gospel, just in case you forgot! Filmed at the Sermon Index conference, Paul Washer sat down and explained in wonderful detail the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

 Believer! is not this the source – the proper source of your joy – that Jesus lived, and suffered, and died for you – that He paid “all that great debt” you owed to law and justice, and washed away the foul stain of your guilt, in His own most precious blood? John MacDuff

Oh By The Way…. I HATE HALLOWEEN!!!!

and that’s a beautiful thing!
Soli Deo Gloria
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“Cheap grace is preaching forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession. … Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The meaning in Greek… “If someone claims that the Greek says something that none of the translations say, dismiss their idea and walk away. Perhaps if they are commentary writers or scholars, their argument might have some validity; but I am always suspect of someone who bases their interpretation on any basis that you are not able to check… Beware of people who claim authoritative knowledge based on something you can’t check. If they can cite a well-known translation or commentary writer, or if they make a sensible contextual argument, that is one thing. But to dismiss interpretations to the contrary that are held by all translations, be suspicious.” – (Bill Mounce) HT: Reformation Theology

Why Should You Go to A Prayer Meeting? by Erik Raymond… Chances are someone has invited you to a prayer meeting. Your immediate response is probably predictable. “What time is it? And where do you meet?” Your next response is also highly predictable, “Why should I go to a prayer meeting?” My goal in this post is to provide help with the latter question. Here is my short-list of 6 reasons why you should go to a prayer meeting. Get them Here

Matthew Henry By Reformation 21… Matthew Henry was born on 18 October 1662, not quite a full week before Black Bartholomew’s Day (24 October 1662), the date on which his father – in common with about 2000 other ministers of the gospel – was ejected from the Church of England for refusing to compromise his conscience by taking the Oath of Uniformity (binding those who took it to the prescribed forms of rite, ritual, administration of the ordinances, and prayers of the Church of England of its day). 350 years since his birth, what can we learn of his life and take from his legacy? Read the rest Here

The Dogma of Papal Infallibility by Jesse Johnson… What Roman Catholics refer to as “the Dogma of Papal Infallibility” is one of the most stunning of all of RCC doctrine. According to this dogma, the Pope—when he speaks on matters concerning the church—is protected from the possibility­ of error. Note that it is not that what he says is always true, but something more radical is claimed: there is not even the possibility of him speaking something untrue. Read the rest Here. Also he continues the next day with Papal Contradictions and the Roman Child, you can read Here

“The chief danger of the Church today is that it is trying to get on the same side as the world, instead of turning the world upside down. Our Master expects us to accomplish results, even if they bring opposition and conflict. Anything is better than compromise, apathy, and paralysis.”  - A.B. Simpson

It was Alistair Begg in a recent sermon I listen to who said “Take away the belt of truth and the Armor of God falls off.” At first it was a little comical as I pictured a man with trousers to big for him and they were constantly falling to his ankles in utter shame. By yours truly, Read the rest Here

Tim Hawkins Things you don’t say to your wife

I love this picture, but some how we’ve miss the point, I wonder what the Prophet Jeremiah would think of this picture?

Are we called to be successful or faithful? Something to think about!

And this from Augustine………

“God loves each one of us
as if there were only one
of us to love.”

and that’s a beautiful thing!
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Is it a Sin to Vote for a Mormon or Roman Catholic? In this excerpt from a Questions & Answers session at our 2012 National Conference, Albert Mohler, Robert Godfrey, and Sinclair Ferguson discuss the question, “Is it a sin for a Christian to vote for a Mormon or a Roman Catholic for President of the United States?” Watch short video Here

The Importance of Repentance by Kevin DeYoung More often than not when I find people who know of Christ and are not interested in Christ, it’s simply because they do not want to change. They are not interested in someone telling them who to be or how to think or how to live, even if that someone is God. Repentance is the stumbling block for so many. It is one thing to say, “believe in Jesus.” And in fact, many churches, I think, produce many false Christians and false conversions because all they say to people is “believe in Jesus.” They never say “repent.” And the two must always go together. Read the rest Here

Read the Bible with reverence. Think in every line you read that God is speaking to you. The ark wherein the law was put was overlaid with pure gold, and was carried on bars, that the Levites might not touch it (Ex. 25:14). Why was this, but to give reverence to the law? Read with seriousness. It is matter of life and death; by this Word you must be tried; conscience and Scripture are the jury God will proceed by, in judging you. Read the Word with affection. Get your hearts quickened with the Word; go to it to fetch fire. ‘Did not our hearts burn within us’ (Luke 24:32)? Labour that the Word may not only be a lamp to direct, but a fire to warm. Read the Scripture, not only as a history, but as a love letter sent you from God, which may affect your hearts. Pray that the same Spirit that wrote the Word may assist you in reading it; that God’s Spirit would show you the wonderful things of his law. ‘Go near,’ saith God to Philip, ‘join thyself to this chariot’ (Acts 8:29). So, when God’s Spirit joins himself with the chariot of his Word, it becomes effectual. ~ Thomas Watson A Body of Divinity

John MacArthur on the Middle East and the Future of Israel… We’ve gotten used to stories of violence, turmoil, and political upheaval in the Middle East as a regular feature of our daily news. The truth is, conflict has always been a factor in that part of the world. At Grace to You, we often receive questions about the situation in the Middle East, the rise of Islam, and the future of Israel. When John MacArthur was recently in studio, we asked him to help us make sense of Israel’s present situation, and what Scripture says about its future. Video Blog Here

What does it mean to successful? By Nathan Busenitz… That is a vital question for anyone to ask – one that determines a person’s priorities and direction in life. Whether you are a pastor, an accountant, a school teacher, a stay-at-home mom, an office manager, a construction worker, an engineer, or any other occupation – if you are a believer in Jesus Christ – this question pertains to you. What does it mean to be successful? Read the rest Here

Not to us, O Lord, not to us,
But to Your name give glory
Because of Your lovingkindness,
because of Your truth. Psalm 115:1

Eddie there are many days I need a hug too!

In Gods case, if He had said in the infinite sovereignty of His absolute will, “I will have no substitute, but each man shall suffer for himself, he who sinneth shall die,” none could have murmured. It was grace, and only grace which led the divine mind to say, “I will accept of a substitute. There shall be a vicarious suffering; and My vengeance shall be content, and My mercy shall be gratified.” C.H. Spurgeon

The Old Rugged Cross ~ Chris Rice

To the old rugged cross I will ever be true;
Its shame and reproach gladly bear;
Then He’ll call me some day to my home far away,
Where His glory forever I’ll share.

and that’s a beautiful thing!
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How a 16-Year-Old Girl Explained the Sacraments to a Catholic Interrogator in 1554 from Jason Taylor… In early 1554 Queen Mary I sent John de Feckenham to seek to persuade her 16-year-old Protestant cousin, the Lady Jane Grey, of the truth of the Catholic faith, thereby avoiding execution. Feckenham was unsuccessful, and she was beheaded February 12, 1554. Read the rest Here

The incomprehensibility of God By yours truly “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9 Here, then Alone with God… I love to wake up early in the morning when it’s still dark out, when the house is quiet and just be alone with God and His word. There is no better place than with God and His word, no distractions and worries of the day about to start. Read the rest Here

Kevin DeYoung posted this quote from D.A. Carson… Why We Don’t Need a Second-Blessing Theology (But We Do Need a Third- and Fouth- and Fifth-) Read the rest Here

The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife? When Sensationalism Masquerades as Scholarship by Albert Mohler… The whole world changed on Tuesday. At least, that is what many would have us to believe. Smithsonian magazine, published by the Smithsonian Institution, declares that the news released Tuesday was “apt to send jolts through the world of biblical scholarship — and beyond.” Really? Read the rest Here

Feed My Lambs” Your weekly dose of Spurgeon from PyroManiacs… “Whether we teach young Christians truth or not, the devil will be sure to teach them error.” Read the rest Here

From Eddie Eddings Great THEOLOGY here!

Great Advice HT: DeYoung

The cure for the sin of envy and jealousy is to find our contentment in God.~Jerry Bridges

and that’s a beautiful thing!
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A Shocking Day That Neither Shocked nor Surprised God from Nathan W. Bingham… Available as a free digital download… We can all remember where we were and what we were doing on that day. September 11, 2001 remains a truly horrific day in America’s history. Get it Here

Reliable Source Reveals November’s Election is Already Fixed by George Lawson… According to a recent CNN poll, Obama and Romney are virtually tied in the presidential race. Our nation is split down the middle, and who will occupy the White House seems like anyone’s guess. But a reliable source reveals that November’s election is not as uncertain as people may think. Read the rest Here

Christian Values Cannot Save Anyone by Albert Mohler… A recent letter to columnist Carolyn Hax of The Washington Post seemed straightforward enough. “I am a stay-at-home mother of four who has tried to raise my family under the same strong Christian values that I grew up with,” the woman writes. “Therefore I was shocked when my oldest daughter, ‘Emily,’ suddenly announced she had ‘given up believing in God’ and decided to ‘come out’ as an atheist.” Read the rest Here

Esther: For Such a Time as This- by John MacArthur… It is one of two books in the Bible in which the name of God is not mentioned. The ruler who is featured in the book, is mentioned 175 times; God is never mentioned. And yet to any reader of the book who reads with understanding, God is the main character in the book. Watch sermon Here

The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards (Long Line of Godly Men Profile) [Kindle Edition] By Steve Lawson… Jonathan Edwards is well known as perhaps the greatest theologian the United States has ever produced. He is equally noted for his preaching and writing. But in this Long Line Profile, Dr. Steven J. Lawson considers the unique focus and commitment with which Edwards sought to live out the Christian faith. Get for $0.99 Here

MEDITATION: 10 MOTIVES AND 10 STEP METHOD By David Murray… He writes, Last night I had the privilege of addressing the Ministry Wives Institute at Puritan Reformed Seminary on the Motives and Method of meditation. Here’s the outline: Get the outline Here

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“Cutting Straight” the word of God

Who really is the One that is in control?

“Remember the former things long past,
For I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is no one like Me,

10 Declaring the end from the beginning,
And from ancient times things which have not been done,
Saying, ‘My purpose will be established,
And I will accomplish all My good pleasure’;

11 Calling a bird of prey from the east,
The man of My purpose from a far country.
Truly I have spoken; truly I will bring it to pass.
I have planned it, surely I will do it.

Isaiah 46:9-11

“Truly I have spoken;
truly I will bring it to pass.
I have planned it,
surely I will do it.”

and that’s a beautiful thing!
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Does God Love Everyone? Yes. And no. By Kevin DeYoung… The question is deceptively difficult. The Bible speaks of God’s love in several different ways. D.A. Carson, in his excellent book The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God, mentions five (16-19): Read the rest Here

Just Think About It By yours truly… Forget for just one minute what you were always told, check your presuppositions at the door, your preconceived ideas, your denominational lines and think about this one verse? Read the post Here

Dealing with Sin by John MacArthur… The tragic, inescapable reality of the believer’s life is that he or she will never totally and finally conquer sin. The Lord has transformed us, replaced our hearts, and reoriented our lives, but we still can’t completely escape the grip of sin. The apostle John recognizes, of course, that believers do fail and fall into sin. As a matter of fact, he began the epistle with a series of statements underscoring the truth that no one can claim any degree of perfection in this life: “If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us” Read the rest Here

Top Ten R.C. Sproul Lectures from Robert Rothwell… One of the great joys of writing the daily studies for Tabletalk and performing various other editorial tasks is that I must regularly listen to the teaching series that Ligonier Ministries has produced. Recently, I was asked to list what I believe to be the top ten lectures from R.C. While others might disagree with what follows at certain points, this list represents what I have found to be the most important and useful messages that R.C. has ever delivered. Read his top 10 Here

Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith [Kindle Edition] Douglas Groothuis (Author) Just $4.08 … In this systematic text, Douglas Groothuis makes a comprehensive apologetic case for Christian theism–proceeding from a defense of objective truth to a presentation of the key arguments for God from natural theology to a case for the credibility of Jesus, the incarnation and the resurrection. Throughout, Groothuis considers alternative views and how they fare intellectually. 700 pages for $4.08 Get it Here

This is lighthearted and funny from Eddie

Watch this recently on ESPN… This is funny!
No ESPN analyst is more dedicated to his craft than John Clayton.

This is SportsCenter – John Clayton

Finally these sad but true words from Paul Washer…

“Over the epitaph of this generation
it will say ENTERTAINED TO DEATH.”

and that’s NOT a beautiful thing!

But He is!
Sole Deo Gloria
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