The Father’s Bargain—John Flavel In the later 1600's John Flavel wrote this picture of the God the Father talking with His dear Son regarding the hopeless and sinless state. This has come to be known as, "The Father's Bargain." “Here you may suppose the Father to say, when driving his bargain with Christ for you. … Continue reading The Father’s Bargain: John Flavel
If you are like me, you do not always talk about what you should, and you may not always trust as you should, and you may not always be a witness as we are called. But, does this mean we do not strive forward? Shall we not believe all of God's word, regardless if false … Continue reading What is Our Boast, Our Trust, Our Witness?
Christian, does your Facebook page (all media) resemble the loveliness of Christ? Or has it become a show case of your sin and boastings of the flesh? Has your page become the place of mere pointing out the sins of this world, a world powerless to repent void of God’s Spirit? Or do you frame … Continue reading The Mirror of Media
Resolve. Without a doubt, especially as the days grow so ever darker, we, especially us men, need a holy and right resolve unto godliness. Recently, the Scripture passage below has been exceptionally convicting and challenging for me. I pray that these words will stick firmly in the mind and grip the depths of our innermost … Continue reading Resolve.
Who is this Jesus? In the beginning mankind, being formed by Almighty God Himself, was set upon the earth. Man was to tend to God’s creation and under the boundaries of godliness and the very best way for his life. Soon though, mankind sinned. Resulting effects of the direct defiance and willful … Continue reading Who is this Jesus?
The Uniqueness of Jesus: His Dual Nature As we strive towards fixing our eyes on Christ, one of the distinct truths that separates Jesus from all other religious figures is the fact of His unique duality of nature. It is important for us to have, both, a basic knowledge of His reality, and to continually … Continue reading Eye on Christ – The Uniqueness of Jesus: His Dual Nature
In light of my son's recent baptism, and the subject being so fresh in my mind, I thought I would share the article below from Grace to You's recent blog. May the Lord be glorified and you be refreshed in our Lord. by Jeremiah Johnson - Grace to You Faith and repentance are not easy. … Continue reading Does Baptism Save You?
Have you been struggling with balancing the idea of suffering for Christ in persecution and living in such a way as to constantly be about the defense of yourself or your country? John Piper gave this message, "Think It Not Strange: Fiery Trials and the Testimony of Christ," in January of 2016 to a large … Continue reading Think It Not Strange: Fiery Trials & Testimony of Christ
This summer we were privileged to have Joel and Krista , missionaries in Costa Rica at the Spanish Language Institute, come to our home and share with a small group of us (pictured). Joel and Krista are supported from donors that give to Grace Missions International out of Bartlesville, OK and are not paid by SLI. … Continue reading Joel and Krista – Longing for What Makes Us Happy