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Lay Pastors: Uneducated Implements of God

I have a theory that God delights to use uneducated men as shepherds in situations where we turn the pursuit of God into the empty traditions of religion. Here are some examples of such men …

A Slave for Christ

Leonard Dober determined that God’s call to him was to reach slaves in the Virgin Islands. He planned to reach these men and women by selling himself as a slave and working alongside others each day while sharing Jesus’ love with them.

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...

An Ulster Revival Story

Though the origin of a movement of God cannot be fixed by man, many attribute the beginnings of Ireland’s 1859 Ulster Revival to a humble prayer group of four Christians. These men dedicated themselves to pray for their own edification and the salvation of others around them. Once the revival was underway, over 10,000 converts were made in the first few weeks, and by the end of the year...

John Paton’s Spiritual Upbringing

And in this world, or in any world, all their children will rise up at mention of their names and call them blessed!

Piper Biographies

I’ve been extolling the worth of John Piper’s biographies to several friends and family members.  However, some of you have had a hard time finding them.  Here is a link to make it easier: There you can find text, audio, and sometimes video versions of these biographies.  I recommend starting with the audio. And to make it even easier, here are a few of my favorites: John...

Combating a New Arminianism

Worship should never be passive, but it is the passive part of worship that is pleasing to God. Love should never be without work, but it is the non-working part of love that fulfills the command. We are saved by faith alone, but faith that saves is never alone.

Church Revival, Then and Now

I would speculate that a church that doesn’t yearn for its revival, for its salvation, for its sanctification, has no business existing in the first place.
We who plead for revival, are we willing to accept the cost that revival will come by?

Random Quote

We can have no power from Christ unless we live in a persuasion that we have none of our own.

— John Owen

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