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Charles Spurgeon: Humble Prayer

By |March 22nd, 2014|Devotional|0 Comments

Luke says he knelt, but another evangelist says he “fell on his face.” Where, then, must be THY place, thou humble servant of the great Master? What dust and ashes should cover thy head! Humility gives us good foot-hold in prayer. There is no hope of prevalence with God unless we abase ourselves that he may exalt us in due time.

Adrian Rogers: Joy

By |March 22nd, 2014|Devotional|0 Comments

Joy is the birthmark of the child of God. Every Christian ought to have conscious joy. And if you’re not living a life of joy, you’re living beneath your privileges. It’s so important that you have joy shining from your life in order to win the lost. If you want people to believe in your Savior, the mark of the authenticity of Christ in your life is the joy of the Lord Jesus Christ. They’re not all that interested in your creed or your doctrines. They want to know if it is working for you. And there’s nothing more attractive in winning the lost to the Lord Jesus Christ than the joy of the Lord that’s evident in your life. – LWF

Adrian Rogers: Following God

By |March 20th, 2014|Devotional|0 Comments

“Who knows what marvelous opportunity God has waiting for you if you are sensitive enough to listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to you right now. Don’t say, ‘Show me what You want me to do; then I’ll decide whether or not to do it.’ Instead, we need to say, ‘I’ll do it—whatever it is. You tell me. If You explain it, fine. If You don’t explain it, fine. But God, I’m going to do it.’ It’s just as bad to run ahead of God as it is to run behind Him. The Bible says that Abraham went out without knowing where God was sending him. Are you ready to travel under sealed orders?” – LWF

Charles Spurgeon: The Scarlet Thread

By |March 19th, 2014|Devotional|0 Comments

“This act of Rahab sets forth a yet more solemn lesson. Have I implicitly trusted in the precious blood of Jesus? Have I tied the scarlet cord, as with a Gordian knot in my window, so that my trust can never be removed? Or can I look out towards the Dead Sea of my sins,or the Jerusalem of my hopes, without seeing the blood, and seeing all things in connection with its blessed power? The passer-by can see a cord of so conspicuous a colour, if it hangs from the window: it will be well for me if my life makes the efficacy of the atonement conspicuous to all onlookers. What is there to be ashamed of? Let men or devils gaze if they will, the blood is my boast and my song. My soul, there is One who will see that scarlet line, even when from weakness of faith thou canst not see it thyself; Jehovah, the Avenger, will see it and pass over thee. Jericho’s walls fell flat: Rahab’s house was on the wall, and yet it stood unmoved; my nature is built into the wall of humanity, and yet when destruction smites the race, I shall be secure. My soul, tie the scarlet thread in the window afresh, and rest in peace.”

Adrian Rogers: Worrying Tells God He Is a Liar

By |March 19th, 2014|Devotional|0 Comments

I’m reminded of the little lady who said, “Don’t tell me worry doesn’t do any good. Most of the things I worry about never happen.” Worry is absolutely useless. It doesn’t cure any problems. It doesn’t lift any burdens. It doesn’t wipe away any tears. It never has; it never can; it never will! Worry can’t make you any taller, shorter, fatter, or thinner. It is so senseless, and it is therefore useless. But even worse, it is faithless. Worry is just the opposite of faith.  When we worry, we make God out to be a liar when God has said He will take care of us. – LWF

Adrian Rogers: Worry

By |March 18th, 2014|Devotional|0 Comments

 “Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

What happens when you worry? You bring tomorrow’s difficulty into today. God didn’t give you grace for tomorrow’s difficulties. He only gives you grace for today. When you reach into tomorrow’s troubles, you overload today’s circuit. Worry doesn’t take the sorrow out of tomorrow, it takes the strength out of today. When you meet tomorrow, you’re out of breath because you’re already overloaded from today. Worry, therefore, does not make you ready for the future, it really makes you unready. Yesterday is just a canceled check. Tomorrow is a promissory note. Today has all the cash you can handle. Spend it wisely. – LWF

Charles Hummel: Waiting on God

By |March 18th, 2014|Devotional|0 Comments

“When we fail to wait prayerfully for God’s guidance and strength, we are saying, with our actions if not our lips, that we do not need Him….Prayerful waiting on God is indispensable to effective service. Like the time-out in a football game, it enables us to catch our breath and fix new strategy….The need is not the call. The call must come from the Lord, Who knows our limitations.”

Adrian Rogers: Difficulties and Grace

By |March 16th, 2014|Devotional|0 Comments

We’ve been blessed with difficulties. Yes, you read right—blessed! The worst thing that could happen to us would be not to have any difficulties. If that were the case, we’d never know our need of the Lord. So God in essence says, “I’m going to give you sufficient difficulty for the day.”  God gives you enough difficulty to draw you close to Him, but then God gives you enough grace to meet those difficulties every day. – LWF

John MacArthur: The Seriousness of Sin

By |March 15th, 2014|Devotional|0 Comments

In sending darkness over the whole earth for three hours, God presents us with an object lesson concerning His attitude on the day Jesus died. The darkness was God’s sign of judgment against mankind for the gross sin of rejecting and murdering His beloved Son. It is also a sign of God’s reaction to sin as a whole. Darkness is a graphic portrayal of the cross as the focal point of God’s wrath, a place of His immense judgment, where sin was poured out on His Son Jesus, our Savior. This twofold object lesson ought to be a constant,fresh reminder to us of how seriously God views sin and how vital it was that the Lord Jesus die on our behalf.

Adrian Rogers: Joy Stealers

By |March 15th, 2014|Devotional|0 Comments

There are two days that can steal the joy from today. One is yesterday and the other is tomorrow…

Charles Spurgeon: Grace in Communion with Our Lord

By |March 15th, 2014|Devotional|0 Comments

This is true communion when the sap of grace flows from the stem to the branch, and when it is perceived that the stem itself is sustained by the very nourishment which feeds the branch. As we day by day receive grace from Jesus, and more constantly recognize it as coming from him, we shall behold him in communion with us, and enjoy the felicity of communion with him. Let us make daily use of our riches, and ever repair to him as to our own Lord in covenant, taking from him the supply of all we need with as much boldness as men take money from their own purse.

You Can Be Truly Happy, Part 2

By |March 15th, 2014|From the Pastor's Desk|0 Comments

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”1

You can be truly happy. True happiness is found in humility. First, this humility is found by possessing a spirit of dependence, being “poor in spirit.”2.

Second, humility possesses a spirit of repentance. Someone has written: A real indication of true humility, is the willingness to repent when having done wrong.

This repentance is evidenced in those who mourn. That is, those who experience sadness, grief, sorrow or weeping.

How often do we really weep and grieve over our sin? Do we really know how much our sin hurts our Lord? If you and I did, we would repent in tears and true sorrow.

Now note the result the result of repentance: they shall be comforted. The word comfort means to be brought along side or to be encouraged. Like the Psalmist in Ps 32,

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.3

Let me ask you, don’t you want the blessing, the happiness of forgiven sin? You can have it. Just go to the Lord in repentance and confession, asking or forgiveness, and he will forgive you…and in that spirit of humility you will find the happiness you have been seeking all along.

 

 

  1. Matt 5.4 []
  2. Matt 5.3 []
  3. Ps 32:1-2 []