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By , on October 14th, 2014

Back to School

As schools resume and teaching gets underway and first progress reports come back, Christians also ought to consider what class they are in and how they have grown.

In school it is helpful to know what class you are in. There is a great advantage to knowing your place, and what you are to do. It is only when we know our place and are clear about our work, that we can do it. But like in school, Christians should never just be content to stay in the same class year after year. There must be growth and advancement. Though …Read More

By , on June 7th, 2013

The Church and Nation Laid in God’s Balance

“Shall I not visit them for these things? saith the Lord: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this” (Jer. 9:9)? These are the sobering words of the weeping prophet, Jeremiah, to the sinful nation of Israel. But they are also a sobering message to the Church and our own nation.

These words reveal our sad, sad condition. They reveal the true condition of every human heart, which has been effected by Adam’s sin. It reveals the condition of the Church, drifting away from its moorings and heritage. It reveals the state …Read More

By , on November 14th, 2011

Thanksgiving at Your Own Will

Time hastens on and we find ourselves approaching another Thanksgiving Day. It is good to pause and take time to reflect on what the Lord has done for us. Many of the Psalms are reflective of God’s enduring mercy and steadfast love towards sinners and that is indeed the reason for thanksgiving. If it were not for the Lord’s mercies, we would be consumed. If it were not for the Lord’s mercies, we would not have the gospel of Jesus Christ proclaimed to us. If it were not for the Lord’s mercies, we would not enjoy the manifold …Read More

By , on June 21st, 2011

Lessons in Affliction

When affliction comes our way, what is God teaching us? What is the value of affliction? In Psalm 119:71 the Psalmist says, “It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.” Is this our confession when God sends us afflictions or do we murmur and complain that God does not understand what He is doing? So often the latter response is the case. We think we know better than God because we have not learned the important lessons in afflictions. But there are invaluable lessons that we can learn from afflictions. …Read More