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Ideas for your personal Bible study and prayer time

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

This is the stack of books which I currently use for my personal Bible study and prayer time — four of these are always in the stack, some are just temporary. The Reese Chronological Bible — this is the Bible I’ve been using for 20 years or more. I would prefer a different translation, but […]

It is unwise to try to carry next week’s burdens today

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Bible Truths Illustrated: For the Use of Preachers, Teachers, Bible-School, Christian Endeavor, Temperance and Other Christian Workers by J.C. Pittman, 1917 Do not worry about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your […]

Paul’s three-word description of what sin does to all people

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Taken from Come, Let Us Adore Him: A Daily Advent Devotional by Paul David Tripp, 2017, pp. 82-82. People will be lovers of themselves. 2 Timothy 3:2 It’s the inescapable, destructive commitment of every person that was ever born. It marches down a pathway of separation from God and our ultimate doom. None of us […]

God would have his servants dressed in the livery of joy

Friday, January 11th, 2019

Morning And Evening by C.H. Spurgeon January 9 Evening Serve the Lord with gladness. –Psalm 100:2 Delight in divine service is a token of acceptance. Those who serve God with a sad countenance, because they do what is unpleasant to them, are not serving him at all; they bring the form of homage, but the […]

Cancer update — Resist the devil and he will flee from you

Monday, December 10th, 2018

In April of 2017 I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. And, over these past 20 months, the Lord has performed a miracle in my life. No, the cancer has not gone away — my most recent chemo infusion was yesterday. The miracle is that, all this time, the Lord has kept me in a state […]

A saint abroad, and a devil at home

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

by Charles Spurgeon The way in which a man lives in his home is vital. It will not do to be a saint abroad, and a devil at home. There are some of that kind. They are wonderfully sweet at church, but they are dreadfully sour to their wives and children. This will never do. […]

That restless, invisible, subtle, experienced enemy

Friday, November 9th, 2018

by J.C. Ryle The Gospel of Luke, 1858 Simon, Simon, Satan has desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat. Luke 22:31 We learn here what a fearful enemy the devil is to believers. Satan was near Christ’s flock, though they saw him not. He was longing to accomplish their ruin, though […]

We need internal illumination

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Archibald Alexander 1772-1851 When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth. John 16:13 A genuine Christian is not only taught out of the Word, but by the Holy Spirit. External teaching, however correct, is not sufficient. We need internal illumination by the Spirit. Not that this divine Instructor teaches […]

O Lord, I beseech You — deliver my soul

Monday, October 1st, 2018

Excerpt from Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan About the midst of this valley, he saw the mouth of Hell — which was very close to the narrow path. “Now,” thought Christian, “what shall I do?” The flame and smoke would continually come out in such abundance, with sparks and hideous noises — things which Christian […]

There is no sweeter pillow than providence

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Charles Spurgeon, “Israel at the Red Sea” How sweet is providence to a child of God, when he can reflect upon it. He can look out into this world, and say, “However great my troubles, they are not so great as my Father’s power. However difficult may be my circumstances, yet all things are working […]

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