June 24, 2010

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A Prayer of John Calvin’s

This is one of those nights where pontificating, theorizing, declaring, or ruminating about some topic is just not satisfying.  I really only want to meditate right now; try to take in something peaceful from the Lord.  So for mutual benefit, I thought I’d post a devotional type prayer and allow it to speak to you […]

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June 23, 2010

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Bonhoeffer: A Life Lived to the Glory of God

Selected Quotes: Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a unique individual, called to a unique ministry, during and extraordinary time. Enemies – a word used often throughout Bonhoeffer’s writings.  I sense that his thoughts linger and recede to the impending conflict and national turmoil of Nazi Germany.  I believe he fervently sought after God’s mind. “Our enemies are […]

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June 22, 2010

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The Gospel Coalition

This brief video tells of the vision and mission of The Gospel Coalition.  Visit The Gospel Coalition website for a wealth of resources, blogs, publications, etc about the importance of proclaiming the Good News of Christ.

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June 21, 2010

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The White Devil

By John Bunyan “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”—John 6:37 This doctrine of coming to Jesus Christ for life, informs us of the evil of UNBELIEF; that wicked thing which is the only or chief hindrance to the […]

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June 20, 2010

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God is One

A Meditation on God Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: Profoundly, this is one of the most remarkable declarations in all of Scripture.  Clearly stated, God is the God of Israel and He is one Lord.  As I think about this, Intrinsic within the statement seems to be the […]

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June 19, 2010

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Letter V

By John Newton [Another Letter (#5), taken from “The Works of the Reverand John Newton;” I’m posting this to encourage you and to submit to you a thought about the promises of God.  It is my hope that Newton can reinforce the immutability and sureness of such promises. – DB] I promised you another letter; and now […]

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June 18, 2010

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If Samuel Rutherford Could Blog….Redux

[This is a re-posted blog entry from November.  I place this here to bring it back out into the light.- DB]  My belief is that if Samuel Rutherford could blog,….he wouldn’t.  Blog?  He’d probably think you were talking about the food in Aberdeen prison.  Gruel, gob, blob?  Of course, having read his work, I’m doubtful […]

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June 17, 2010

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Excellency of Chirst!

By Jonathan Edwards The excellency of Christ is such, that the discovery of it is exceedingly contenting and satisfying to the soul. The inquiry of the soul is after that which is most excellent. The carnal soul imagines that earthly things are excellent; one thinks riches most excellent, another has the highest esteem of honour, […]

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June 16, 2010

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The Graciousness to Disappoint Our Plans

By John Newton (Taken from “The Works of the Reverand John Newton;” Letter 1) August 17 1776.  It is indeed natural to us to wish and to plan and it is merciful in the Lord to disappoint our plans and to cross our wishes.  For we cannot be safe, much less happy, but in proportion […]

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June 15, 2010

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The Sufficiency of Christ as Seen in Hudson Taylor

[For this post let’s take a very brief glimpse into the life of J. Hudson Taylor.  These two references, taken from the book “Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret,” one biographical and one testimonial, I think really share the truest sense of submitting, relying and clinging to Christ. – DB] James Hudson Taylor (1832 – 1905), born in […]

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