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Spurgeon: To Glorify God Today

By |February 15th, 2017|Devotional|0 Comments

I cannot do much, but as the widow put in her two mites, which were all her living, so, Lord, I cast my time and eternity too into thy treasury; I am all thine; take me, and enable me to glorify thee now, in all that I say, in all that I do, and with all that I have. – Charles Spurgeon 

MacArthur: Looking to the Future

By |February 14th, 2017|Devotional|0 Comments

“Concentrating on what is wrong in your life might depress you, but focusing on the glorious day of Christ should excite you. Don’t be unduly concerned about what you are right now. Look ahead to what you will become by God’s grace.” – John MacArthur

With My Whole Heart

The distractions are many, the temptations are multitudinous. This world is full of traps to dull my focus. With my whole heart, that’s what I want to seek the Lord with. I need His help to do just that. Reminds me of Paul’s words, “Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.”1

  1. Colossians 3:1–3, NAS []

Wiersbe: The Banner of Faith

By |February 13th, 2017|Devotional|0 Comments

Our faith is in Jesus Christ, and we should not be afraid to let people know about it. “We will rejoice in your salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners!” (Ps 20.5). In other words, we do not hesitate to wave the banner of faith because He will not fail us.

God’s name is good. “The name of the God of Jacob defend you” (Ps 20.1). Take time to trust the Lord. Roll your burden on Him. Get your strength from Him. Wave your banner in the name of the Lord, and He will turn your burden into a blessing.

 Warren W. Wiersbe, Prayer, Praise & Promises: A Daily Walk through the Psalms, (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2011), 52.

Wiersbe: The Book of Your Heart 

By |February 12th, 2017|Devotional|0 Comments

The Bible is the book of our heart. Every time we read a book, watch television, or listen to a speaker, something is being written on our hearts. Let God write His Word on your heart. – Warren Wiersbe 

Spurgeon: Paul’s Abounding 

By |February 10th, 2017|Devotional|0 Comments

There are many who know “how to be abased” who have not learned “how to abound.” When they are set upon the top of a pinnacle their heads grow dizzy, and they are ready to fall. The Christian far oftener disgraces his profession in prosperity than in adversity. It is a dangerous thing to be prosperous. The crucible of adversity is a less severe trial to the Christian than the refining pot of prosperity. Oh, what leanness of soul and neglect of spiritual things have been brought on through the very mercies and bounties of God! Yet this is not a matter of necessity, for the apostle tells us that he knew how to abound. When he had much he knew how to use it. Abundant grace enabled him to bear abundant prosperity… – C. H. Spurgeon 

Victory Blog Changes

By |February 1st, 2017|General News|0 Comments

We are switching to a new theme for our blog.  It will take some time to get things set right. Thanks for your patience….

Wiersbe: God’s Word Is Pure and True

By |January 27th, 2017|Devotional|0 Comments

So much that is spoken in this world is untrue and empty talk. Be encouraged that God speaks in promise. His Word is pure and true. When you are surrounded by lies, rest on the promises of the Bible. – Warren Wiersbe

Wiersbe: Being Safe

By |January 18th, 2017|Devotional|0 Comments

The safest place in all the world is in the will of God, and the safest protection in all the world is the name of God. – Warren Wiersbe

Brooks: God IS Near

By |December 20th, 2016|Devotional|0 Comments

He is not far from you. You must turn to him, and when you turn, his light is already shining full on you. What a great truth it is, how full of courage, this truth that we may go away from God, but God cannot go away from us! How God loves his own great character of faithfulness! He cannot turn his back on his child. If his face is not shining on you, it must be that your back is turned on him. And if you have turned away from him, you can turn back to him again. That is the courage which always comes to one who takes all the blame of life on himself or on herself and does not cast it on God. In humility there is always comfort and strength. – Phillips Brooks

Proverbs 10.24: No More Fear

“What the wicked fears will come upon him,But the desire of the righteous will be granted.”

The wicked can only live in fear. Notice their responses to the recent terrorist attack in Europe.  They may have a lot of loud words and get busy with security, but down deep there is fear. When a person rejects the God of the universe, all he is left with is fear…

In contrast to this fear, the righteous have contentment and peace. At the cross there is security. In a personal relationship with Jesus Christ the fear that the wicked possesses has been removed.  We are no longer bound by circumstances or the caprice of man, but have been encircled by the arms of the Almighty.

MacArthur: The Decline of True Worship

In his book Worship, John MacArthur describes the fallout of the biblical illiteracy that permeates the church today:

“Worship” aims to be as casual and as relaxed as possible, reflecting an easy familiarity with God unbefitting His transcendent majesty. This type of “worship” seems to aim chiefly at making sinners comfortable with the idea of God—purging from our thoughts anything like fear, trembling, reverence, or profound biblical truth. . . .

The decline of true worship in evangelical churches is a troubling sign. It reflects a depreciation of God and a sinful apathy toward His truth among the people of God. Evangelicals have been playing a kind of pop-culture trivial pursuit for decades, and as a result, the evangelical movement has all but lost sight of the glory and grandeur of the One we worship.  – John MacArthur, Worship (Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2012), 10-12.