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

Revelation Part 10 – Philadelphia pt. 2

Revelation Pt. 10 – Philadelphia- b Rev. 3:7-13 Isaiah 9:1-7 Audio for this sermon can be found HERE Everyone who has come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ wants to serve Him. We are born again it seems, with … 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

A wee sweet bit of Newton

Last Lord’s Day, I closed the sermon with an impromptu reading of a poem by John Newton. In his “Olney Hymns” – Newton wrote a poem on every book of the Bible. Many books enjoyed more than one poem. This … Continue reading

An Important Interview with Benny Hinn’s Nephew

http://www.piratechristian.com/messedupchurch/2017/3/interview-with-costi-hinn-leaving-uncle-benny-to-follow-jesus This interview is with Costi Hinn. If that last name sounds familiar, it is because Costi is the nephew of Benny Hinn – the faith-healer / prosperity preacher. Costi’s journey out of the hyper-charismatic movement is interesting to say … Continue reading

2 Short Communion Poems from Last Lord’s Day

As we gathered around the Lord’s Table last Sunday evening, we spent our time contemplating 1 Tim. 1:15  “The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I … Continue reading