Our church, primarily through our small groups, recently read through a book by Thom Rainer entitled “I Am A Church Member” which talked about the benefits and responsibilities of belonging to a local body of Christians. It covered six primary subjects: I Will Be A Functioning Church Member I Will Be A Unifying Church Member… Continue reading Rediscover Church
Denise and I visited Boston in the fall of 2018 as part of one of my last work trips. We spent the weekend walking the city and exploring the area, taking in its history and culture. One of the things I always try to do when visiting a place is buy a book that is… Continue reading On the Death of George Whitefield
All Nations exhorted to Adoration and Praise by TATE & BRADY.Taken from Psalm 100 My newly rebound hymn book, originally published in the 1840s and reprinted with new supplements in the 1850s opens with this 17th century Psalm adaptation by Tate & Brady, known for their “New Version of the Psalms of David” published in… Continue reading Adoration and Praise
From “Public Worship – Considered & Enforced” by Joseph Kinghorn: “The public worship of God has a great tendency to keep up in our minds, a sense of his character and of our situation.Every part of it suggests that God is great and that we should be lowly before him; that he is holy, but… Continue reading On public worship – do it together
Pastor Lamberson posted a video yesterday on the church website and YouTube channel, from Psalm 46:10-11, on the concept of knowing God. I’ll post the link below so you can listen. Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” The LORD… Continue reading You need to know God!
What do you do when you’re staying at home with minimal contact outside your lovely wife? Since she’s occupied doing other things necessary for the continued operation of the household, I decided to read a book. But, not just any book, and not just to myself. I decided to read “The Biggest Story” by Kevin… Continue reading What to do?
I recently picked up (and read) a new book (actually a new reprint of an old one), written by John Stott on the reality of sin and the necessity of confession. “Confess Your Sins: The Way of Reconciliation” was written originally in 1964, and reprinted in 2017. One of the greatest snares to which Christians… Continue reading Confession – it’s good for your soul
While reading this morning from Psalm 37, I came on this note by Charles Spurgeon on verse 4. I think it’s worth sharing. “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires.” The worldly person says, “I thought religion was all self-denial; I never imagined that in loving God we could… Continue reading Take delight in the Lord
Not too long ago I read a new book I didn’t really want to read. Call it an assignment. I didn’t get too far into it before I was thinking thoughts. This is me thinking out loud. I try to avoid discussing politics. These last two+ years have been very difficult for me. As a… Continue reading A discussion with myself
I just started reading Michael Card’s newest book, “John, the Gospel of Wisdom”. It’s his second book on John, the first being “Parable of Joy“, and fifth on the different gospels. Card has a unique way of looking at the gospels, taking you back to walk with the writer to help understand their perspective. In… Continue reading His “lovingkindness”