Mr. Wax provides a few laughs for our Friday morning here. Michelle and I will be visiting some friends this evening in Philly and staying over until tomorrow. Tom and Melissa are a couple with whom we wish we could spend more time. Looking forward to the time with them. And on Sunday night, we will be [...]
Archive for February, 2008
On Sunday evening, our Pastor of College Students, Tom Hudzina gave a message entitled “Trials in Community.” And his application included little glow sticks that you have to bend and break in order for the light to be revealed. He pointed out that the light of the glory of our Lord within us is able to shine forth for His glory when [...]
I’m reading more and writing less of late, but finding some good stuff online. Here is a wonderful story that Ben Witherington retells. Our God definitely works in unconventional ways.
“Salvation is of the Lord.”—Jonah 2:9. “…If I am prayerful, God makes me prayerful; if I have graces, they are God’s gifts to me; if I hold on in a consistent life, it is because He upholds me with His hand. I do nothing whatever towards my own preservation, except what God Himself first does [...]
Here is a wonderful review by our brother Brant on a book by Paul Johnson about the early church, along with his own commentary on the subject. I love the quote about early church leaders, “The Church was an inversion of normal society. Its leaders exercised their authority through gifts of the Spirit, not through [...]
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is in the LORD. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in [...]
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“And the surviving remnant of the house of Judah shall again take root downward and bear fruit upward” (Isaiah 37.21 ESV) . …take root downward…bear fruit upward. This is the secret of a healthy spiritual life. The fruit of the Spirit is not a checklist of things I should be doing, or how I should be [...]
I’m reading through Isaiah again, and I came across one of the two portions of scripture that the LORD gave me when I received assurance of my salvation. Isaiah 12 (ESV) The LORD Is My Strength and My Song You will say in that day: “I will give thanks to you, O LORD, for though [...]
Let me sing for my beloved my love song concerning his vineyard: My beloved had a vineyard on a very fertile hill. He dug it and cleared it of stones, and planted it with choice vines; he built a watchtower in the midst of it, and hewed out a wine vat in it; and he [...]