Monthly Archives: June 2017

Why Parents Should Raise Boys Different Than Girls

CH-June 30, 2017     By Jim Daly   Here’s a scenario that will likely play out tonight in households everywhere. Somewhere a parent will sit down with his or her son and jump into a long-winded monologue that forces the son to sit still and patiently listen. Over the course of that talk, the…

3 Marital “Musts”

CH-June 27, 2017     By Matt Chandler   For four months out of the year, it is constantly burning. And it better not be a small fire where you flip a switch and a light comes on under the fake wood. She wants to hear the sap sizzling, the wood crackling; there needs to…

Peculiar Treasure

June 26, 2017 As I read the Old Testament, I’m amazed by how many times the Israelites fell away from God. He rescued them from the Egyptians, but they worshiped other gods. He chose them as His “peculiar treasure” (Exodus 19:5), and they created idols. He delivered the Canaanites into their hands, but they chose…

Bible Reading

MTLB-June 26-July 28, 2017     By J.C. Ryle   “Study the Scriptures” (John 5:39). “How do you read it?” (Luke 10:26). Next to praying there is nothing so important in practical religion as Bible-reading. God has mercifully given us a book which is “able to make [us] wise for salvation through faith in Christ…

Galatians 5:22-23

June 25 – July 1, 2017 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23

A corrupt heart was the source of all

QH-June 24, 2017     By Thomas Boston, (“Human Nature in its Fourfold State”)   We have seen what man was, as God made him—a lovely and happy creature. Let us view him now as he has unmade himself—we shall see him a sinful and a miserable creature. This is the sad state we are…

It will be hard to remove the scar!

CH-June 22, 2017     By Charles Orr (from “Divine Realities”)   “Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity!” 1 Timothy 4:12 It is a serious thing to live! The book of our life is not the making of…

What Those You Disciple Need to Know about Who They Are in Christ

CH-June 20-June 26, 2017     By Joan Esherick (Article contributed by NavPress Visit NavPress website)   When I became a Christian, I was told I’d been “adopted” into God’s family and was a “new person” in Christ. That sounded nice, but I didn’t have a clue what it meant until much later. If I’d…

Dad Knows Best

June 15, 2017 Fathers often take on a near legendary persona in the minds of their young children. After all, no kid ever yelled on the playground, “My mom can beat up your mom!” No, the misguided status of warrior hero is a mantle most fathers must unintentionally bear, and it’s not hard to see…

The Abuse of the Doctrines of Free Grace

MTLB-June 19-June 23, 2017     By F. W. Krummacher (1796 – 1868)   Whoever is truly born of God, has obtained another nature, a new life: he has become a new creature in Christ Jesus; he sees sin in its most frightful form, and abhors it as the greatest evil; he hates it as…