As I was Reading Today

What an expression of His personal grief over the ravages of sin in the human race. I wonder if we share the same when we see such suffering? But we need to drill down and really grasp what grieves Him … Continue reading

As I was Reading Today

Three things to note here: Clearly, the idea of abundance is meant to be demonstrated. When God meets the need, He does more than meet it barely. He is a God of abundance and there was enough left over here … Continue reading

A Gem from Robert Murray McCheyne

“Nothing that is imperfect can make us perfect in the sight of God. Hence the admirable direction of an old divine: ‘Labor after sanctification to the utmost; but do not make a Christ of it; if so, it must come … Continue reading

1 + 42 + 2 = Victory! Revelation Part 22

Revelation Part 22 Chapter 11:1-14 1 + 42 + 2 = Victory!   John Newton once began a sermon with this short poem – I take it as my own prayer today as we enter this very difficult passage:   … Continue reading

A Christmas Poem in 4 Movements

Movement 1 – Gabriel before the Throne – An Imagined Conversation Movement 2 – Gabriel and Zechariah – From Luke 1 Movement 3 – Gabriel and Mary – From Luke 1 Movement 4 – The Angel and the Shepherds – … Continue reading

Another of the Olney Hymns

This past Lord’s Day, we sang the old hymn “Nearer My God To Thee”. I mentioned then that the band leader aboard the Titanic had asked that hymn be sung at his funeral someday. He made that request before the … Continue reading

A Lesson in Context – A Tale from my oft mis-spent youth.

Genesis 31:44–49 “Come now, let us make a covenant, you and I. And let it be a witness between you and me.” So Jacob took a stone and set it up as a pillar. And Jacob said to his kinsmen, … Continue reading