Archive | March, 2010

Are You Born Again?

March 30, 2010

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By J.C.Ryle (1816-1900) Are you born again? This is one of life’s most important questions. Jesus Christ said, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). It is not enough to reply, “I belong to the church; I suppose I’m a Christian.” Thousands of nominal Christians show none […]

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Good Article on Luther’s Love

March 28, 2010

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[This article can be found at the website for Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.  I post it here to present insight into the type of joy that can be found through the embracing of the Bible.  It is a pleasure to read of the rich communion Luther had with our Lord Jesus Christ through the passionate […]

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Come, and Be Welcomed!

March 27, 2010

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By John Bunyan [Taken from his book, “Come and Welcome to Jesus Christ”] But I am a great sinner, sayest thou. “I will in no wise cast out,” says Christ. But I am an old sinner, sayest thou. “I will in no wise cast out,” says Christ. But I am a hard-hearted sinner, sayest thou. […]

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And, Oh, Do We Love to Read…

March 26, 2010

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Advice on Reading by Richard Baxter “Make careful choice of the books which you read: let the holy scriptures ever have the pre-eminence, and, next to them, those solid, lively, heavenly treatises which best expound and apply the scriptures, and next, credible histories, especially of the Church . . . but take heed of false […]

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Is There a Politician Worth Voting For?

March 25, 2010

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Having just been mentally fried by our Nationalistic Traveling Clown Show called Congress, I thought maybe I’d post something that could actually rejuvenate some hope in our system.  Nikki Haley is running for the GOP nomination for Governor (SC) this year and she would like your vote.  What’s more, I think I can actually endorse her […]

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Upon Thinking of National Healthcare

March 24, 2010

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[picapp align=”right” wrap=”true” link=”term=grace&iid=307349″ src=”0304/0000304059.jpg?adImageId=11612939&imageId=307349″ width=”366″ height=”467″ /] [Well, this really doesn’t connect with NHC.  But thinking about it really caused me to meditate about a couple of important things.  First, that we are constrained by God to honor our leadership and their authority over us as pleasing God and within His sovereign will.  And from […]

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Change

March 23, 2010

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  [picapp align=”right” wrap=”true” link=”term=healthcare+obama&iid=8318978″ src=”3/4/a/a/Pelosi_And_House_d2c5.jpg?adImageId=11574433&imageId=8318978″ width=”380″ height=”288″ /] Loose change, Change of clothes, Change for change sake, Changing lanes, Pocket change, Sex change, Making change. Political change.  What kind of change did he campaign on?  I don’t suppose anyone here has a dime to spare.  I may need help paying my taxes tomorrow.  Wasn’t […]

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A Brief Exhortation Toward Prayer Activities

March 21, 2010

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[This brief piece was culled from a slightly larger piece called “A Discourse of Delight in Prayer;” taken from his edited book “Attributes.”  Comment: I so enjoy looking at the different characteristics of the Puritan writers.  While many will have varying “levels of austerity,” usually what I find is the thing they have in common is passion.  I’ve […]

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Why the Reformed Faith?

March 19, 2010

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By Dave Bignell This is something I’d like to address, a little at a time, over the coming weeks.  For those of you who know me, you know I grew up and was confirmed in the United Methodist Church.  The place of my childhood and teens.  After college and several years hence, I found myself, as a young […]

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More on Fervent Prayer…

March 18, 2010

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The High Priestly Prayer 1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: 2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given […]

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