Urgency and Patience- Wilberforce

Again and again the Scriptures underline the importance of each moment that passes.  It is an ethical imperative to act and act quickly when lives are at stake, when justice is perverted, when truth is in jeopardy, when mercy is at risk, when souls are endangered, and when the Gospel is...

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Chalmers on the Discipline of Time

“O God, may I number my days so as to apply my heart to wisdom. Grant me the guidance of Thy Spirit and the joys of salvation.”

“Time is short; and as the years revolve over me, may I learn to prize as the truest of all wisdom, the wisdom of the Gospel. I am in Thy hand, O...

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Hampering Shepherds from Shepherding (with the Best of Intentions)

My Dear Twaddle-Tweeze:

Good intentions!  I’ll never cease to remind you that the road to Perdition lined with these.  I realize that ambitious amateur tempters would rather conspire spectacular scandals.  But particularly when it comes to territorial responsibilities like...

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Word Play: Nostalgia

Do you remember when going out to dinner meant spreading a red and white checked tablecloth over a picnic table in the backyard? Remember when playing some music meant gathering the whole family on the front porch with mismatched instruments, everyone singing gleefully about “Power in the...

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SF 17- Mark: A Man of Flimsy Faith Who Learned to StandFast (Mark series #1)

In the ancient world, authors often wrote themselves into stories. They didn’t necessarily tell you they were making a cameo, but they were there. “Insiders” who knew the author well would see the tell-tale signs and realize what was happening.

Turns out, Mark came from a...

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Endurance: From Beginning to End

The race really does go to the tortoise and not the hare.  It is perseverance that ultimately will win the prize, not knowledge, not talent, and not connections.  It is that undying tenacity that sets itself on the end, that finishes the race, that completes the task, and that fulfills...

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Doing Right

According to James Longstreet, “Error lives but a day.  Truth is eternal.”  The truth will prevail.  Right will endure.  Integrity will triumph in the end.  Justice and virtue are able to withstand every charge.  Such things are sufficient unto...

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Nouveau Pelagianism

In his Confessions, Augustine (354-430) describes mankind’s universal sinful bent as “concupiscence.” The Greek word epithumia (ἐπιθυμία) occurs 38 times in the New Testament. It describes the utter enfeebling of mankind’s freedom of will...

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Taking Every Thought Captive

We ought to bring our minds free, unbiased, and teachable, to learn our religion from the Word of God.” Isaac Watts

One of the basic demands of Christian discipleship, of following Jesus Christ, is to change our way of thinking. 

  • We are to “take captive every thought...
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Self-Examination As a Check Against Idolatry

The years leading up to the Scottish Disruption and those immediately afterward produced some of the most remarkable servants of God in the history of the church.  Andrew Alexander Bonar (1810-1892) was a member of that galaxy of brilliant, Reformed Scots preachers, writers, and missionaries...

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