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. Church Growth
    10 May, 2016
    Church Growth
    Then he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts.   Zechariah 4:6 As a pastor, I receive several emails each week telling me about the latest church growth models.  The companies that send these emails do research on the fastest growing churches, and then they make those results available to pastors (for a relatively small fee, of course). Some of what these companies find can actually be helpful on various