Sermon Notes: Understanding Sin

SIN The Problem with it The Consequences of it The Cure for it AUDIO FOR THIS SERMON CAN BE FOUND HERE   Scripture Readings: 1 Timothy 1:12-17 / Romans 5:12-21   1  THE PROBLEM: In 1988 – Dr. Karl Menninger, … Continue reading

As I was reading today: A Sweet Taste of Newton

The second stanza of the poem below is one I’ve had inscribed on the flyleaf of my Bible for nearly 20 years. It wasn’t until today that I happened upon the entire text as recorded in Vol 3 of Newtons … Continue reading

The Doctrine of Divine Providence

DIVINE PROVIDENCE Psalm 138.  Psalm 104. Daniel 4:33-37. Isa. 45:1-7. Romans 8:28. THE AUDIO FOR THIS SERMON CAN BE FOUND HERE   One of the topics in this present request series I’ve been asked to address is the doctrine of … Continue reading

As I Was Reading Today: Spiritual Maturity in John Newton

The subject of spiritual maturity ought to be IS one in which every Christian has a vital interest. If God’s stated purpose for us in our redemption, is conformity to the image of Christ (Rom. 8:29). And if Eph. 4:15 exhorts … Continue reading

Something to Think About: National Sins

2 Samuel 21:1–6 (ESV)  1 Now there was a famine in the days of David for three years, year after year. And David sought the face of the LORD. And the LORD said, “There is bloodguilt on Saul and on … Continue reading

Newton on the Paradoxical Plight of the Ordinary Christian

Among John Newton’s letters is the following one to an unnamed recipient. In it, Newton addresses what few of us admit to in public: That even as Christians, our prayer lives, our attention to Scripture, our love for Christ and … Continue reading