God is our mighty fortress, and this great psalm really inspired Martin Luther, the great reformer. in 1527, Luther was preaching and teaching when the black plague hit. He had friends die in him arms, he lived with depression and anxiety, and became convinced his own life was drawing to a close. He dove into the Psalms for comfort...[continue listening by clicking on play]
All authority has been given to me; therefore go and make disciples…
The Gospel: Four Vital Facts for Your Consideration
You are reading this as a result of God’s grace and providential care. We here in the United States are highly blessed by God. Perhaps the greatest of these blessings is our access to the Holy Scriptures. Let us not, however, be as ancient Israel who ignored and despised God’s goodness. The goodness of God is for a purpose…
As Christians, we are recipients of God's power. It's towards us who believe. To be a Christian is to be a supernatural recipient, by God, of His power. Without a mind change or a heart change, we have a false view. Christianity without power looks like emotionalism and decisionalism...
We see Paul's priority in prayer in the following verses, the second half of this chapter. Paul is praying for the church. The way someone prays shows their priorities, and Paul is praying that the churches at Ephesus would know God more, have a deeper knowledge of God...
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No Christian can avoid theology. Every Christian is a theologian. Perhaps not theologian in the technical or professional sense, but a theologian nevertheless. The issue for Christians is not whether we are going to be theologians but whether we are going to be good theologians or bad ones.
The beauty of the gospel is that when the church is absolutely different from the world, she invariably attracts it.
God’s grace does not find men fit for salvation, but makes them so.
Who knows the extent to which we would give in to sin, were we to be given a guarantee of immunity from discovery and exposure?