1. William Cowper Points Us to the Cleansing Fountain of Christ
    26 Mar, 2018
    William Cowper Points Us to the Cleansing Fountain of Christ
    On that day there shall be a fountain opened for the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and uncleanness.  Zechariah 13:1  William Cowper suffered emotional problems.  Anxiety and depression, among other issues, plagued him during his adult life. During one of his bouts with depression, he wrote the hymn "There is a Fountain Filled With Blood".   Cowper understood the prophecy in Zechariah 13 about a fountain that cleansed God's people from their sins
  2. A Good Word for an Anxious, Weighed Down Heart
    20 Mar, 2018
    A Good Word for an Anxious, Weighed Down Heart
    Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.  Proverbs 12:25  Has your heart ever been weighed down with anxiety? I know mine has. In fact, I'm dealing with that weighed down anxious feeling today. Maybe you are too. There are all kinds of things one can do to help soothe an anxious heart.   Take deep breaths. Exercise. Get enough rest. Limit caffeine. These things can help, for sure. But what if your heart is not just anxious, but weighed down by
  3. Dealing with Sin
    05 Mar, 2018
    Dealing with Sin
    Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.  Galatians 5:19 -21 I've been reading some troubling statistics lately. Approximately 64 percent, or two thirds, of men in the United States admit to viewing porn at
  4. One for the Money
    28 Feb, 2018
    One for the Money
    And in this matter I give my judgment: this benefits you, who a year ago started not only to do this work but also to desire to do it.  So now finish doing it as well, so that your readiness in desiring it may be matched by your completing it out of what you have.  For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.  2 Corinthians 8:10-12 When I was a child, my dad would sometimes come into the room in the morning singing . .
  5. No Condemnation
    19 Jan, 2018
    No Condemnation
    There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.  Romans 8:1 According to the Jerusalem Post, Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai is being condemned by the SPCA and other groups because he made a public statement that while in Vietnam he ate dog and found it "very tasty". SPCA Israel spokesman Gadi Vitner explained why Huldai's actions are worthy of condemnation, "It’s not okay to eat your friends.  If he wants to eat cow or dog, that’s his problem, but it’s not appropriate to
  6. Are You of Good Courage?
    16 Jan, 2018
    Are You of Good Courage?
    So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight.  Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.  2 Corinthians 5:6-8 When it comes to serving the Lord Jesus, are you of good courage? Maybe you hear that question and say, "Huh?". 21st century Americans don't usually say things like, "I am of good courage."  No, what we would say is something more