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Patron Provider

Is this how we treat our own children: "work hard enough and well enough, and I'll give you dinner, otherwise, you're on your own." Obviously not, but this is the way we think of God. This is the way we talk about God. And this is the testimony that our lives give about God. In our thoughts, words, and deeds we witness to the supposed fact that we are much better fathers to our earthly children...

The Faith of George Müller

What did the faith of George Müller look like? Here is a story I found browsing around the internet: I went to America some years ago with the captain of a steamer, who was a very devoted Christian. When off the coast of Newfoundland he said to me, “The last time I crossed here, five weeks ago, something happened which revolutionized the whole of my Christian life. We had George Müller of...

Finding God’s Will

Men who follow after God are often asked, “how does God guide you?” Is it by signs and wonders or a still small voice? Perhaps he guides through open and closed doors or through fleeces laid out? Does God bring to mind things from his word or while in prayer? Is there a special peace that accompanies such leadings? Where does godly council fit in? I may not be very holy, and I have...

A Question

I wrote this to myself. I am generally harsher with myself than with others. Yet it has been enough of a help to me in recent months that I decided to put it up in case it is useful to someone else. Why don’t you care more about Christ than you do? Surely you will agree that you ought to care more for him. He is God after all. He did die on account of sins such as yours. Yet what care do...

A Story of Regeneration

Who doesn’t like a good conversion story?

Besides being heart-warming, this video is a good example to those struggling with their view of regeneration of what it looks like in reality.

If you like Paul Washer, here are a couple of longer videos that I like of him:

Shocking Youth MessageTen Indictments

A Passion Filled Life

Did you know that you might die soon? How does that thought make you feel? Maybe within a year you will be dead. Did you know that you will suffer in this life? You might even suffer greatly. What thoughts does that evoke in you? For some of you, you are getting excited just hearing those questions and thinking those thoughts. A smile is coming to your lips and a twinkle is coming to your eyes...

What Is Owed Us?

Like everything else in Christianity, communion is never owed to the Christian. There is a large temptation when seeking after God, to think, “If I do this particular thing, then God will owe me his presence.” The older, wiser Christian learns that this is wrong fairly quickly, but then often gets stuck in a more mature version of the same thought: “If I do this particular...

Let us Kill Him and Have His Inheritance

Mat 21:38 Is this not the voice of our sin? “Come let us put the Christ to death and have His inheritance.” Christ’s inheritance is all things: every rule, authority, power, and created thing is His. Lovingly, He offers us brotherhood in this, that we might share in His inheritance. He is not a stingy bridegroom, but offers His bride to share in his wealth. Yet we would have...

If God Loves Me, Why Don’t I Suffer

During a pastor’s conference in 1999, in response to a question regarding the lack of persecution in America, John Piper said the following: Avoidance ethics, avoidance ethics, is probably not what Paul meant by; “Those who desire to be Godly will be persecuted (2Tim. 3:12).” I think Godliness is such a radical God-orientation that you are freed from the things of this world for...

Self-Discipline

When you think of self-discipline, what type of person comes to mind? I think of a career marine officer. The type that gets up before dawn, even if there is no particular need to, and goes for a run. His bed is made, his pantry is organized, his diet is fixed. His whole life is regimented. Perhaps you think of someone else. Perhaps an Olympic athlete or a self-help guru. Don’t we know that...

Random Quote

Not infrequently our God brings His people into difficulties on purpose that they may come to know Him as they could not otherwise do. Then He reveals Himself as “a very present help in trouble,” and makes the heart glad indeed at each fresh revelation of a Father’s faithfulness. We who only see so small a part of the sweet issues of trial often feel that we would not for anything have missed them; how much more shall we bless and magnify His Name when all the hidden things are brought to light!

— J. Hudson Taylor

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