(adapted from the prayer in Valley of Vision)
“…when I think upon Your greatness and Your goodness, I am ashamed at my callousness, I blush to lift up my face, for I have foolishly erred.
I confess that You have not been in all my thoughts, that the knowledge
Below is a link to an article that I think is well worth the time to read. The Author really isn't saying we are in Babylon or we are Babylon. Nor are we in the "last days" per se. But it does cause us to think on what is happening all around us.
Fallen, Fallen is Babylon the Great
Let's remember that great Old Testament story in Exodus. Moses had been on the mountain for forty days, receiving the law. As the days stretched into weeks, the people waiting below grew restless and prevailed upon Moses’ brother Aaron to make a substitute god for them. It was a golden calf.
Below is a prayer from an unknown Puritan to the Holy Spirit. It has been "updated" into our more modern English. May it bless you as it did me.
O HOLY SPIRIT,As the sun is full of light, the
In the beautiful words of John Calvin:
We see that our whole salvation and all its parts are comprehended in Christ (Acts 4:12). We should therefore take care not to derive the least portion of it from anywhere else.
If we seek salvation, we are taught by the very name of Jesus that it is
Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 52
Q. How does Christ's return "to judge the living and the dead" comfort you?
A. In all my sorrow and persecution I lift up my head and eagerly await as judge from heaven the very same person who before has submitted Himself to the judgment of God for my sake, and has removed all the curse from me. He will cast all His and my enemies into eve
We've been talking a lot about prayer this week. That's primarily because I've been studying Romans 1:8-17. Paul actually has a lot to say about prayer here.
Today, I would like to consider why God doesn't answer our prayers. It's one thing to agree that "no" is
In Romans 1:8 Paul thanks God through Jesus Christ for the Roman Christians, because their faith is proclaimed everywhere.
Faith is the essential item in life. Faith in Jesus Christ is what matters. Knowledge is good; Christianity considers knowledge very i
In Ray C. Stedman’s book Talking to My Father, the well-known pastor tells the story of a missionary couple who were returning to the United States by ship after a lifetime of service in Africa. It was during the presidency of Teddy Roosevelt, and Roosevelt, as it happened, was sailing on the same s