Tag Archives: gratitude

Our Spiritual Blessings

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.” (Ephesians 1:3) Paul opens the letter of Ephesians by giving thanks to God for all … Continue reading

Posted in Devotions/Bible Studies | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

We Are Barabbas

In Matthew 26:16-26, the character Barabbas is a living allegory of our spiritual condition, and of what Jesus did for us in His substitutionary death: — Barabbas was “a notorious prisoner” (:16) He deserved to die for his crimes. — Jesus … Continue reading

Posted in Devotions/Bible Studies, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

“How To Build A Life Of Joy” (Philippians 1:3-5 sermon)

Samuel Rutherford was a pastor in Anwoth, Scotland in the 1600’s, when the English government changed, and demanded that all ministers use the government prescribed prayer book, and submit to the rites and ordinances of the Anglican church, instead of … Continue reading

Posted in Philippians sermons, Sermons, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Get Up And Serve Him

“He touched her hand, and the fever left her; and she got up and waited on Him.” (Matthew 8:15) It is one thing to tell someone “Thank you!” for a deed done on your behalf — it is another thing … Continue reading

Posted in Devotions/Bible Studies, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

How A Christian Responds to God’s Deliverance

“Depart from me, all you who do iniquity, for the LORD has heard the voice of my weeping.” (Psalm 6:8) It should be instructive to us that David’s response to God answering his desperate prayer was holiness, and not libertinism. … Continue reading

Posted in Devotions/Bible Studies, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Illustrations From Walt Disney: An American Original

I picked up a copy of Walt Disney: An American Original in a bookstore at (of all places!) Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.  It was not a “puff piece” but an interesting look into the life of a man … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Sermon Illustrations, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“The Purpose of God’s Blessings” (Psalm 67 sermon)

This Thanksgiving week, many of us will sit down around a table and thank God for the blessings that He has given us this year — and we should. The Bible repeatedly commands us to give thanks to God for … Continue reading

Posted in Sermons, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment