A gem from J. C. Ryle

If you do not know J.C. Ryle, he was the slightly older contemporary of Spurgeon. In fact Spurgeon referred to him as “an Evangelical champion. One of the bravest and best of men.” Though Spurgeon was an outspoken critic of … Continue reading

Through the Word in 2020 / Jan. 19

We are reading the Bible through together this year, using the Discipleship Journal Reading Plan published by the Navigators. You can download it free of charge from: https://www.navigators.org/resource/bible-reading-plans/ Today’s 4 readings are: Matthew 8:1-13; Acts 11:1-18; Psalm 18:25-50, Genesis 41. This, … Continue reading

Isaiah’s Song: A Christmas Poem

  At the behest of my dear wife – a poem for Christmas, 2019 – based upon Isa. 9:6-7. Isaiah 9:6–7 (ESV) — 6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government … Continue reading

Margin notes: Lazarus Laughed

John 12:9–11 (ESV) — 9 When the large crowd of the Jews learned that Jesus was there, they came, not only on account of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 10 So the … Continue reading

Margin notes: “Can’t get no, satisfaction.”

Psalm 17:15 (ESV) — 15 As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wrote it. The Stones performed it. Experts say it is … Continue reading

Romans 8 – A Prayer

For well over a decade now I’ve been a member of the Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals (F.I.R.E.). FIRE is a wonderful, international association of like minded Churches and individuals. And this week I had the pleasure of attending our … Continue reading