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What Is Zeal, and Do You Have It?

A zealous man in religion is pre-eminently a man of one thing. It is not enough to say that he is earnest, hearty, uncompromising, thorough-going, whole-hearted, fervent in spirit. 282 more words

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Should We Disciple Preschoolers?

Often, our family devotions are not a thing of beauty. Tears are shed, screams can be heard far outside our front door, and every other word of the Bible story ends up being, “no” or “stop that.”  At times, April and I feel like the whole thing is one pointless endeavor. 645 more words


Spiritual prosperity depends immensely on our private devotion, and private devotion cannot nourish unless we determine that by God’s help we will make time, whatever trouble it may cost us, for thought, for prayer, for the Bible, and for private communion with Christ.

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Understanding the times

 “… the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do…”  (1 Chronicles 12:32, NKJV)

  • These men of Issachar are set before us as a pattern to be imitated and an example to be followed; for it is a most important thing to understand the times in which we live, and to know what those times require.
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Reading J.C. Ryle on the Gospels

In my preparation to preach from John 4 and Jesus’ encounter with the woman at the well, I decided to read J.C. Ryle’s Expository Thoughts on John’s Gospel… 74 more words

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What Did You Preach This Week?

A Christian is a walking sermon. We preach far more than a minister does, for we preach all week long.

J. C. Ryle

HT: Challies.com


Unsearchable riches

To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, (Ephesians 3:8, NKJV)

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