God Our Strength & Refuge

My grandparents instilled in me a love for the old war movies. One that I've returned to often is The Dambusters. It tells the amazing story of how an eccentric inventor, Barnes Wallis, developed a bomb for brave RAF pilots to use to destroy Nazi dams and cripple their heavy industry. The depiction of the... Continue Reading →

Sacrifice and Rest

Reading through the books of Leviticus and Numbers we can find ourselves getting lost in all the details of Judaism. Judaism, that body of belief which God gave to Israel to protect them as a nation, to prepare a path from Jesus would emerge, and to prove our inability to save ourselves. Wading through the... Continue Reading →

“Fighting and Praying”

This is a sermon by C.H. Spurgeon titled, "Fighting And Praying". It is taken from Exodus 17: 8-9. It is rare that I would post an entire sermon like this, but I found myself posting so many extracts to social media I thought it best just to share the entire sermon. I hope it challenges,... Continue Reading →

For God So Loved

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.John 3:16, The Bible When playing college football, in 2009, Tim Tebow reached the national championship. Leading up to the big night he knew he had an opportunity to point people... Continue Reading →

“Con”

This is a long read, but PLEASE take the time to read it and find hope. There truly is nothing new under the sun. With a backdrop of pandemics and violent riots, God has raised up trophies of grace before, and He will again. This is an excerpt from a book called Mended Crockery. It... Continue Reading →

Weeping and Warning

This is part 3 of 3 articles looking at Palm Sunday. More specifically, Luke 19 which records Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem the week of His crucifixion. Part 1 - Palms, Florida, and Praise Part 2 - The Song of Praise Will Never Cease In this final article in the series I'd like to focus... Continue Reading →

The Song of Praise Will Not Cease

Part 2 of 3 posts reflecting on Palm Sunday Read Part 1 here - Palms, Florida, and Praise In Part 1 we looked at the origin of Palm Sunday, both the tradition and the Biblical center. One of the central truths in Luke 19 is that Jesus came to seek and to save sinners, to... Continue Reading →

Palms, Florida, and Praise

Part 1 of 3 posts reflecting on Palm Sunday And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon. And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way. And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives,... Continue Reading →

Resting in the One Who Knows

Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and... Continue Reading →

Homo Proponit, sed Deus Disponit

If your Latin is a little rusty, here's the translation: Man proposes, but God disposes. The phrase originated with Thomas a Kempis' classic, The Imitation of Christ, which he wrote in the early 1400's: Just men depend on the grace of God rather than on their own wisdom in keeping their resolutions. In Him, they... Continue Reading →

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