Showing posts from February, 2008

The Sovereignty of God

"There is no attribute of God more comforting to His children than the doctrine of divine sovereignty. Under the most adverse circumstances, in the most severe troubles, they believe that Sovereignty hath ordained their afflictions, that Sovereignty overrules them, and that Sovereignty will sanctify them all. There is nothing for which the children of God ought more earnestly to contend than the dominion of their Master over all creation---the kingship of God over all the works of His own hands---the throne of God, and His right to sit upon that throne.On the other hand, there is no doctrine more hated by worldlings, no truth of which they have made such a football, as the great, stupendous, but yet most certain doctrine of the Sovereignty of the infinite Jehovah. Men will allow God to be everywhere except on His throne. They will allow Him to be in His workshop to fashion worlds and to make stars. They will allow Him to be in His almonry to dispense His alms and bestow His bounti

It's His Gospel

The Lord enabled me to open my mouth boldly against unconverted ministers; for, I am persuaded, the generality of preachers talk of an unknown and unfelt Christ. The reason why congregations have been so dead is because they have had dead men preaching to them. O that the Lord may quicken and revive them! How can dead men beget living children?" George Whitefield "The New Testament continues the testimony to the radical depravity of man. In fact, when Paul seeks to present a systematic argument for the gospel to the Romans, he does not begin with 'Jesus loves you' or 'God has a wonderful plan for your life.' Showing that he would fail almost every evangelism class currently offered in seminaries in our land, Paul begins with a dreadfully long discussion of the universal sinfulness of man. Without a single poem, no funny illustrations or multimedia aids, the inspired Apostle drags on about the sinfulness of men, Jew and Gentile alike. It is no wonder this secti

Pray for Rob Bell

New Rob Bell Video: We Are Co-Creators with God I received a full transcrip t of Rob Bell’s latest NOOMA video that will make its way into churches of every description. It’s entitled, “Open”. Here is an excerpt: …Now to understand why Jesus prays like this, we have to understand that Jesus took very seriously the creation poem Genesis, that the Bible begins with. And in this creation poem God creates, but God creates things that are capable of creating more, and so God creates trees but then gives trees the ability to create more. God creates animals and plants and fish but then empowers them to create more. And then God creates people, and gives them the ability to create more. So everything in creation is essentially unfinished, God leaves the world unfinished, and invites people to take part in the ongoing creation of the world. Now, when you create, you always run the risk that what you’ve created, won’t turn out how you wanted it to, it may go a different direction, it may not b

His Wonderful Grace

Ah! the bridge of grace will bear your weight, brother. Thousands of big sinners have gone across that bridge, yea, tens of thousands have gone over it. I can hear their trampings now as they traverse the great arches of the bridge of salvation. They come by their thousands, by their myriads; e'er since the day when Christ first entered into His glory, they come, and yet never a stone has sprung in that mighty bridge. Some have been the chief of sinners, and some have come at the very last of their days, but the arch has never yielded beneath their weight. I will go with them trusting to the same support; it will bear me over as it has borne them. Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Lord Send Me

by Mike Andrews How powerful is the word of God? A. W Tozer said "I did not go through the Book. The Book went through me." This Book, in the hands of a person who’s desire is to proclaim the blessed truth of our Lord and Savior, has the power to convert the soul. How powerful is the word of God? When in the hands of a hungry believer, as D.L Moody said, "The Scriptures were not given to increase our knowledge but to change our lives". This Book will create a person with a heart that is passionate, who has a love for the lost, who is an obedient follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. The word of God is wonderful! As Paul said to the believers in Rome, "..... How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!" (Rom 10:15). It is the blessed Gospel of peace, the message of Good News to those who call upon the name of the Lord. Many people have heard and responded to this message; people such as John Knox, J

E.R. discovers the flaw of post-modernisem

John MacArthur vs. Barry Lynn


How Great Is Our God

Our Loving Lord Jesus

In Him is Strength By Mike Andrews When a person thinks of the Lord Jesus Christ, one reflects on His goodness, compassion, longsuffering, and most of all His grace toward fallen mankind. Because of His willingness to seek the lost and go to the cross for people like me and the whole world, we can have a personal relationship with a holy God. Why? Because He cares and loves us very much "for God so loved the world he gave His only begotten Son..." (John 3:16). Throughout the Old Testament the Bible speaks of many examples of Christ types. There have been people such as Adam, His first created treasure "first Adam became a living being. The last Adam became a life giving spirit." (1 Cor 15:45); the Ark which was built by Noah "... God commanded him: and the LORD shut him in." (Gen 7:16); Melchizedek the high priest; and Joseph the persecuted brother just to mention a few. There is one person in particular that seems to stand out the most to me in the Old Te

What does History tell Us

It May Cost You Your Life By Mike Andrews How powerful is the word of God? Is it worth dying over? John Wycliffe and William Tyndale thought it was. Both these men died for what they knew to be true - that every person deserves to read the Scriptures for themselves. The Bible says it's powerful enough to pierce the strongest of bones and the most hardened of hearts (Heb 4:12). Paul believed they were powerful and told Timothy that "the Holy Scriptures, ... are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus" (2 Tim 3:15). The Bible is a life changing book; it has the power to change a person's life (Rom16:26). It is the most important book that anyone needs to read for themselves because Paul says, "So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" (Rom 10:17). So why don't we hear about people giving their lives for the precious Word of God in our generation? The answer is simple: reformers like Luther, Wycliffe,