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The Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards
Jonathan Edwards, the 18th-century revivalist, sat down at age 17 and penned 21 resolutions by which he would live his life. Each week he did a self-check. He regularly summed up how he was doing and sought God’s help in the process.
Evangelism: Words vs Deeds
“The belief that we can “preach the gospel” with our actions alone represents muddled thinking. However important our actions may be (and they are very important indeed) … they are not “preaching the gospel.” … If the gospel is to be communicated at all, it must be put into words.”
What Adulterers Want You to Know About Protecting Your Marriage
© Arto – Fotolia.com Excerpted from the Focus on the Family broadcast “Friendship or Flirtation: Danger Signs for Couples” featuring the Rev. Dave Carder. 19 Dangerous Behaviors Saving topics of conversation for your “special friend.” Sharing spousal difficulties with…
Divorce and “Blame”
Divorce and remarriage is too big a topic to deal with in a short blog piece. My basic view, for the record, is that divorce is allowed only for sexual immorality (Matthew 5:32) or if a non-Christian partner abandons you (1 Corinthians 7:15). However, forgiveness and reconciliation are to be sought at all costs even when there has been adultery. I do not accept other…
Regrets, I’ve had a few ….
As a Christian, I thought “What will I regret on my deathbed, or what should I do more of now to avoid those regrets?” Surely I won’t ever regret not just pleasing myself or just seeking after fleeting happiness.
Only what’s done for Christ will last
© AlienCat – Fotolia.com My brother visited the grave-site of our relatives yesterday and sent me this comment. “Kinda sad, such a wet, damp and solitary place. No matter what our lives are like, we all end up forgotten after a surprisingly short period of time.” His forlorn words reminded me of C.T. Studd’s poem which I’ve added below. “Two…
A Scriptural Formula For Holy Living
Joel Beeke offers several diagnostic questions based on 1 Corinthians that provide, as he calls it, a biblical formula for holy living before God and man. ****THANK-YOU FOR SUBSCRIBING****
Little Big Decisions – sweat the small stuff
Sometimes little decisions are much bigger than they may appear at first glance. Let’s say that my boss at work wants me to stay back late, but it’s Bible study night. Should I go to Bible study? Or should I stay at work? It seems to be rare that someone would fall away from the faith by making…
Does the End Justify the Means? – part 2
In “Do the Ends Justify the Means: part 1” we saw in 1 Samuel 24 that David had the chance to kill Saul and take the throne. God had anointed him as king, so he would certainly take the throne at some stage. Saul had been trying to kill David. Now Saul was handed to David on a platter. Should…
Does the End Justify the Means? – part 1
When we are faced with an outcome that we know is right, is it OK to do whatever it takes to achieve that outcome? Perhaps you would say No when I phrase it that way. However the overwhelming majority of people, I believe, would say Yes. The default ethical position of most people, played out…