Monthly Archives: August 2016

Ashamed of the Gospel?

MTLB-Aug.29-Aug.31, 2016     By Ian Potts   In the epistle to the Romans the Apostle Paul declares boldly that:- “…I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is…

What a believer would do – if he could

QH-August 27, 2016     Letters of John Newton   “For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh. These are contrary the one to the other — so that you cannot do the things that you would!” Galatians 5:17 This is a humbling but an accurate account of a Christian’s…

1 Peter 5:5-6

August 28, 2016 – September 03, 2016 “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7

The Greener Grass

August 29, 2016 So often we’re tempted to play the comparison game. Someone is always smarter, stronger, or better looking than we are. Or maybe they know exactly the right thing to say at exactly the right time. Maybe blessing after blessing keeps getting heaped upon them, leaving you thinking, what am I doing wrong,…

The Businessman and the Seed

RR-August 26, 2016     A successful businessman was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over his business. He called together a meeting of all to be considered. This included current senior directors, as well as younger, newer executives—even family members who made it clear they felt entitled…

Husbands and Wives: Read and Pray Together

CH-August 26, 2016     By James Erasmus Philipps (From: Your Duty and Mine)   “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the Church, and gave Himself for it.” “So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.” “Let every one of you in…

Wait on the Lord

CH-August 26, 2016     By Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. (Evidence for Creation)   “Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.” (Psalm 37:34) In spite of the occasional successes of the wicked, we are…

The Immutability of God

RR-August 26, 2016     By Jerome Zanchius, from “Observations on the Divine Attributes”   God is essentially unchangeable in Himself. Were He otherwise, He would be confessedly imperfect, since whoever changes must change either for the better or for the worse. Whatever alteration any being undergoes, that being must, ipso facto, either become more…

Fear of Death

RR-August 25, 2016     In Hebrews 2:14-15 we read, “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same, that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver them who through fear of death…

Original Sin

RR-August 25, 2016     By John Machen   When the Bible teaches that Adam’s first transgression was imputed to his descendants, that does not mean that those descendants had actually committed the first transgression. But the penalty, which God pronounced upon that sin of Adam rested upon them. Adam committed the first transgression as…