A 12 Day Christmas Treat

Traditionally, the 12 Days of Christmas or “Twelvetide” spans the time from Christmas Day (Dec. 25) to January 5. It is a time of remembering the incarnation and extending that remembrance so it does not just run by too quickly. … Continue reading

Jesus and Social Media

Matthew 5:21–26 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ 22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be … Continue reading

Quite possibly the best sermon on Sanctification ever preached.

This sermon was preached by Robert Murray McCheyne (1813-1843) in 1835. A minister in the Church of Scotland,  he was powerfully used by God in his short season. Andrew Bonar once wrote about McCheyne: “He cared for no question unless … 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

Walking Through Twilight – A Recommendation

Qualifier: The following is not as much a review, as it is a plea for you to buy this book, read it, digest it and learn from it. Walking Through Twilight – a memoir by Douglas Groothuis is not an … 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

There is a Fountain – and then some.

The Olney Hymns as they were called, were a joint effort by John Newton and William Cowper. They were first published in 1779. In part, they were to be used as a means of making Biblical truths memorable for those … Continue reading