One of the things that I struggle with is Sabbath-rest. We know that as Christians, we are commanded to take one day out of the week to rest and cease from all work-related activities. This is not something optional. This is not something God “suggested” as a good idea to follow. In God’s Word we […]Read More The Sabbath Is Not Optional
Being a pastor, I am probably exposed to death and dying more than the average person. Last week I was with a family as they agonized over taking their beloved wife and mother off life support. The next day I was with them as she passed into eternity. This week I visited with a woman […]Read More Death and Dying
“Lifespans were shorter in earlier days, and the Lord’s workers were not unaffected. Medical science was young, hospitals were scarce, disease was rampant, and every home had its deathbed scenes. But Christians, it was noticed, “died well.” Here’s an example. Vermont pastor Daniel Jackson prepared this newspaper obituary of his wife who passed away on […]Read More Mary Jackson’s Memorable Obituary
For the first two years of our married life, Steph and I decided not to have satellite TV or cable in our home. Every once in a while we would rent a movie, but for the most part we found other ways to entertain ourselves. Well, last November we finally decided we would sign up […]Read More Whatever is true……
Seek the things that are above (verse 1) Set your mind on Heavenly things (verse 2) Put to death what is earthly in you (verses 5-9) Put on the new self, being renewed in the knowledge of God (verse 10) Live with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience (verse 12) Forgive one another, just as […]Read More 12 Obligations of the Christian Life – Colossians 3:1-17
The latest Grace To You newsletter arrived in the mail this morning and as always, I was eager to read what pastor John MacArthur had to say. This edition dealt with his new book, Slave and I would encourage you to pick up a copy of this important book. Anyway, here is what MacArthur had […]Read More Slaves of Christ
The following is an edited transcript of the audio. By John Piper The Bible draws a connection between the home and the church. Just as there is a role distinction at home where the husband is called to lead the family, there is also one at church. At home men are proving their fitness to […]Read More Should Women Become Pastors?
“Marriage Is For Making Children….Disciples of Jesus. There is a double meaning in that title that I hope will help you remember the point. Marriage is for making children – that is, procreation. Having babies. This is not the main meaning of marriage. But it is an important one and a biblical one. But then […]Read More How Absolute is the Duty to Procreate?
The concept of “vision” is incredibly popular these days. If you were to go to your local bookstore, you would have no problem finding several different books on this subject. Even in Christian bookstores, it would not be hard to find a number of titles on “vision” and visioneering.” One of the verses that pastors love […]Read More The Connection Between Vision and the Word of God
“As all of us prepare our hearts and minds for worship tomorrow, my prayer is that we go, first and foremost, expecting to encounter the glory of God. I pray that, as we sleep, God would expand our want to sing of who he is and hear of what he’s done. I pray that we […]Read More A Sabbath-Eve Gospel Prayer – By Tullian Tchividjian