Monthly Archives: January 2012

“Learning Obedience” Psalm 119:57-64

George MacDonald was a Scottish poet and theologian who lived and wrote in the 1800’s.  His poignant writings were a great influence on J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and many others.  MacDonald wrote the following on the importance of obedience: “Simply … Continue reading

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“Our Holy God” (Isaiah 6:1-5 sermon)

In Here I Stand, Roland Bainton’s biography of Martin Luther, he tells of how Luther, as a young monk, was to lead in his first Communion.  Luther was terrified.  He said: “At these words I was utterly stupefied and terror-stricken. … Continue reading

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Sermon Review: “A View of God’s Glory”, by Charles Spurgeon

“And he said, ‘I beseech Thee, show me Thy glory.’” Exodus 33:18 Known as “The Prince of Preachers”, and deservedly so, yet even Charles Spurgeon exhausts his vocabulary attempting to convey an adequate picture of the glory of God.  At one … Continue reading

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“Some Marks of a Biblical Ministry”

Mark Chapters 1-2         “Some Marks of a Biblical Ministry”       One of the things that should differentiate a Christian church from other kinds of groups and religious organizations is that it should be marked by a ministry that is Biblical.  As Christians, … Continue reading

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“Our Sovereign God”

Psalm 103:19                         “Our Sovereign God”       Centuries ago, King Canute was one of the most powerful kings of England ever – but he also knew his limits.  Canute reigned over what is now England, Denmark, and much of Europe, and as … Continue reading

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“Trusting the Potter’s Hands”

Genesis 2:7-8                        Trusting the Potter’s Hands       Sometimes we hear people speak of someone as being a “self-made man.”  I know what they mean when they say that: that the person they are talking about did not begin life with … Continue reading

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“Our Triune God”

Matthew 3:16-17                      “Our Triune God”  Some years ago, my sister served as an English teacher in a Chinese college with our SBC Journeyman program.  She could not initiate any “evangelism” per se, but she was allowed to respond to any … Continue reading

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