Last night felt like Déjà vu for me. For the second straight year, my Saskatchewan Roughriders were in the Grey Cup, for the second straight year they faced the Montreal Alouettes, for the second straight year they lost in heartbreaking fashion, and for the second straight year Montreal quarterback Anthony Calvillo gave glory to God […]Read More Roughriders blow it again
“What does faith receive in order to be justifying faith? The answer, of course, is that faith receives Jesus. “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved” (Acts 16:31). “To all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12). Faith saves […]Read More Is it possible to “receive Christ” and not have Him for what He is?
The great 20th century London preacher Martyn Lloyd-Jones offered these wise words in his book “Spiritual Depression.” “I have no hesitation is asserting again that one of the reasons why the Christian Church counts for so little in the modern world is that so many Christians are in this condition of spiritual depression. The greatest […]Read More The Greatest Need of the Hour is a Revived and Joyful Church
“Holiness” is a huge theme in the Scriptures. Why is that so? Because “without holiness, no one will see the Lord.” (Hebrews 12:14) It is terribly unfortunate that many professing Christians live as if this were not so. They believe they have secured their “ticket to heaven” because they prayed to receive Jesus. What they […]Read More Without Holiness, No One Will See The Lord
I have been blogging for over a year and a half now, but I have never taken the time to give an extended account of my life journey thus far. The short version of the story is that God has been incredibly gracious to me and I am just a tiny little part of God’s […]Read More My Story
“God is glorified within Himself these two ways: (1) By appearing….to Himself in His own perfect idea of Himself, or in His Son, who is the brightness of His glory. (2) By enjoying and delighting in Himself, by flowing forth in infinite….delight towards Himself, or in His Holy Spirit. So God glorifies Himself toward the […]Read More Jonathan Edwards on how God is Glorified within Himself
As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, this is a great time to reflect on the countless things we can be thankful for. But often in the process of such reflection, it seems as though Christians don’t go far enough. We are always quick to point out how much God has materially blessed us, and then […]Read More It is Good to Give Thanks to the Lord!
“Don’t make the mistake of thinking that the only righteousness the law required was perfection. It is true that any shortcoming of God’s law offends against his perfect holiness and makes us liable to judgment, since God cannot look with favor on any sin (Habakkuk 1:13; James 2:10-11). But the Old Testament law itself provided […]Read More Is all our righteousness filthy rags?
1. Sin’s condemnation: Paul writes in Romans 8:1-2, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.” 2. The Law’s penalty: In Galatians 3:13 we read, “Christ redeemed us […]Read More What has the Christian been “freed” from?
I have read through the book of 2 Corinthians several times over the years, but the other day I noticed something remarkable as I read through the first few verse of chapter 8. “We want you to know, brothers, about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia, for in […]Read More Extreme Poverty and Extreme Generosity