Praying the Gospel

I once heard a message given by Jerry Bridges on the importance of preaching the gospel to one's self. I had never really thought much about the idea before hearing his message. He talked about the importance of keeping in the front of our minds the truth that we are accepted by God solely on... Continue Reading →

St. Patrick’s Breastplate

  The following invocation is commonly referred to as “Saint Patrick’s Breastplate". It is supposed that Patrick wrote it and prayed it for himself on his missionary endeavor to Ireland around A.D. 433. I often pray through his ‘breastplate’ on behalf of myself and my family as I start my day. I think that it... Continue Reading →

Follow-up Post on ‘Can A Believer Not Be Grieved By Watching Sin?’ with Trip Lee

I heard this on the Desiring God Pod-Cast. Episode 597 (May 15, 2015) was a question/answer session with Trip Lee, a Reformed Christian Rapper, addressing the issue of believers watching on-screen nudity. I have posted a link to it here, as a follow up to my previous post, "How Can A Believer Not Be Grieved By Watching Sin?". ... Continue Reading →

Obtaining Mercy

“Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.” Proverbs 28:13 Confession of sin is an on-going practice in the life of every believer. It is a necessary part of maintaining fellowship with God. All believers continually struggle with sin in one form or another. Therefore, all... Continue Reading →

“When Words Are Many, Transgression Is Not Lacking.”

“When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.” Proverbs 10:19 No kidding, right? When I was first married, this verse was my husband’s ‘trump-card’ when we were in an argument. I would be prattling on in self-defense or with some irrelevant angry-accusations. All of a sudden (in a... Continue Reading →

Confession: In Keeping with Repentance

“Bear fruits in keeping with repentance." John the Baptist,  Luke 3:8 One fruit that is in keeping with repentance is confession of our sin. Confession consists of giving full consent to, being in out-and-out agreement with, admitting wrongdoing, or an acknowledgement of debts owed. That is, confession is the verbal expression of our agreement with... Continue Reading →

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