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Words to live by today

Marks of the True Christian:

“Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. […]

Really? You want me to do what when?

Ever get upset when someone makes a demand on your time that upsets your plans? Tonight’s small group lesson addresses that, among many other things.

“…in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4.

I think […]

Addicted to sin – empowered to overcome

The editor of this book of devotions based on George Whitefield’s writings chose Matthew 4:17 as the scripture for this. At first glance it seemed out of place, until I read it in context. It immediately follows Jesus’ temptation to sin by Satan in the wilderness, and His victory over that temptation. All of a […]

Know yourself

I will venture to affirm that if your souls prosper you will grow downwards. What is that? Why, you will grow in the knowledge of yourselves … the knowledge of ourselves is the first thing God implants: “Lord, let me know myself,” was a prayer that one of the fathers put up for 16 years […]

Learning from a sunflower

Another quote from George Whitefield:

“I think it is said of a sunflower, though I question whether it will always hold true, that it turns to the sun; I am sure it is true of the Redeemer’s flowers that grow in His garden, they not only look to the sun, but they find fresh life, […]

Something to strive for

We all need to set goals in our life. Without goals, we meander aimlessly through life.

I have a goal or two, and just added a new one. Reading in Philemon this morning I read what Paul had to say to start his letter. My new goal is to live so that someone would be […]

Finishing well

I’m not ready to be finished yet, I have a few more years to go before I’m ready to call it quits. That hasn’t stopped me from thinking about how to finish, and that’s why I liked this blog post by Scotty Smith Sunday morning.

http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/scottysmith/2014/08/03/a-prayer-for-finishing-well-3/

 

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A Whirlwind Tour

We just returned from a seven day river cruise down the Rhine and Mosel Rivers in Europe. We stopped in 11 different cities in the Netherlands (Amsterdam and Volendam), Germany (Dusseldorf, Cologne, Koblenz, Cochem, Rudesheim, Mannheim and Speyer), France (Strasbourg) and Switzerland (Basel), and ended the tour with a night in Saint Louis, France so […]

Hold Back My Feet

How often do we flirt with personal disaster, thinking we can do whatever we want and not be affected? The evidence to the contrary is all around us, yet we don’t seem to learn. Here’s what George Whitefield had to say on the subject back in the 1700’s, taken from today’s reading in “George Whitefield: […]