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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.
Some Proven Weapons in the Fight for Holiness
When Paul says to put to death the deeds of the body “by the Spirit” (Romans 8:13), I take him to mean that we should use the one weapon in the Spirit’s armor that is used to kill. Namely, the sword. Which is the word of God.
Children and Discipline
I want to thank again all those who have responded to our request for blog topics. Here is a response to a question we were asked. The question: “What are the implications of this verse?” Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6. Great question! And this is very topical in Melbourne and Australia…
A Call to Ministry
Many fine Christians believe in a call to ministry. I have often been asked whether I am called to ministry myself. What does the Bible say about such a call? ****THANK-YOU FOR SUBSCRIBING****
Questions for Bible Reading
Steve Farrar in his book “Point Man” says that reading the Bible is the equivalent of a soldier eating his rations. The Bible is our spiritual food, and without it we become weak and easy prey for the enemy. ****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…
The Ministry of the Word and Prayer
If my ministry as a pastor is prayer and the word of God, should I not be giving a lot of time to prayer …? I have to admit that I find it very hard to do that on my own. It’s much easier praying with a friend. We take it in turns. We use a passage of scripture, say one of Paul’s prayers, and pray in general for each person – for their godliness, growth in Christ,…
Nothing Special about a Bible Reading Schedule
There is nothing special about maintaining a schedule – the important thing is that you do your best to get into the Word – the benefit is in the reading – not in the schedule. It’s not a race. And don’t worry about what other people are doing – just listen for the voice of God and keep reading.
70 Resolutions – Johnathan Edwards
Jonathan Edwards, the 18th-century revivalist, sat down at age 17 and penned 21 resolutions by which he would live his life. He added to this list until, by his death, he had 70 resolutions. Edwards didn’t casually make New Year’s resolutions with an expectation of eventually breaking them. Each week he did a self-check. He regularly summed up how he was doing and sought…
11 Biblical Tests of Genuine Salvation
What characteristics are indicative of genuine salvation? Are these characteristics evident in your life? I came across the this list which was useful for me to evaluate the health of my relationship with God.