The Importance of Beginnings

Genesis means “beginnings,” and it is in this foundational book that we discover our origin, the reason for the existence of sin in the world, and God’s initial promise to humanity to send a Redeemer. We are introduced to the nation of Israel and to themes that endure throughout the entirety of Scripture, such asContinue reading “The Importance of Beginnings”

Every Word I Speak

I couldn’t sleep very well last night. There was something bothering me and it should have! I was deeply convicted and spent some time thinking and praying about the careless words that have been coming out of my mouth lately. When I considered the degradation of my conversations over the last few months, I wasContinue reading “Every Word I Speak”

The Martyr, Apphianus

“But what words would suffice for a suitable description of the Divine love and boldness, in confessing God, of the blessed and truly innocent lamb, I refer to the martyr Apphianus, — who presented in the sight of all, before the gates of Caesarea, a wonderful example of piety toward the only God? He wasContinue reading “The Martyr, Apphianus”

Self-Confrontation

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://chapellibrary.org:8443/pdf/books/sexafg.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwiojIy-u6vmAhUGLK0KHVsTBSAQFjAAegQIAhAB&usg=AOvVaw1U91WwXnbLGagYp04m0iGM Above is a link to The Free Grace Broadcaster’s issue on self-examination. On pages 38-41 they have included a list of questions from Thomas Wilcox to help with the process a personal examination. This is in the public domain. Thomas Wilcox died in 1687, but his works live on. I have greatly benefited fromContinue reading “Self-Confrontation”

Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken

Jesus, I my cross have taken,All to leave and follow Thee.Destitute, despised, forsaken,Thou from hence my all shall be. Perish every fond ambition,All I’ve sought or hoped or known.Yet how rich is my condition!God and heaven are still my own. Let the world despise and leave me,They have left my Savior, too.Human hearts and looksContinue reading “Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken”

Snare… PT. 2

2Timothy 2:25b-26 ESV God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will. In my previous post, I mentioned the word snare and in my personal reading todayContinue reading “Snare… PT. 2”

Theology is Living

There is a direct, inseparable relationship between sound doctrine and saintly living, something scripture teaches clearly and consistently. The reverse is also true – where there is false belief, there will be sinful behavior. – John MacArthur, Biblical Doctrine In the process of looking at how far I have fallen and returning to my firstContinue reading “Theology is Living”

My First Blog Post

Let us cast to the winds as idle talk the common notion that it is possible to be “extreme” and go “too far” in religion. This is a favourite one of the devil, and one which he circulates with vast industry. Jc Ryle I remember when i was newly born -again. I remember it likeContinue reading “My First Blog Post”