The Great Awakening divided New England Congregationalism into New Light which was known as the (pro-revival) and Old Light also known as (anti-revival) wings. Jonathan Edwards and Charles Chauncy battled over the truth.
Forgiving others is a mark of genuine disciples of Christ.
I am forever grateful and have been greatly influenced by J.I. Packer and the church has tremendously benefited from him and his life. He was a true servant of the LORD Jesus Christ.
When we look deep down in the soul, what do we find? What part of our self are we supposed to be, “true to”?
Lately, I have had an opportunity to pull back from all the busy activities of ministry and to simply stop, reflect, and think. Here are three lessons I’ve learned about leadership over the past 10 years.
On June 19th, 1834 Charles Haddon Spurgeon was born. As you noticed, that is this week and this mark 186th birthday for him.
In honor of his 186th birthday, I wanted to share 6 fun facts that perhaps you have never heard.
“An argument may remove doubt, but only the Holy Spirit can convict of truth.” – Ravi Zacharias
The real debate within the contemporary cultural context lies at the intersection in post-modernity where the Bible has its rightful place in authority, certainty, and the finality.
The more I sing hymns, I learn more about these songs and the more I love them all. Even the ones that are not so well-known hymns, it is good and helpful for our churches to sing.
Luther’s most famous hymn is “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” written in 1529. Based on Psalm 46, it reflects Luther’s awareness of our intense struggle with spiritual warfare.
There is much we can learn from Spurgeon’s life and how he faced depression yet had unshakable hope that is found in Christ alone.
What should our response be to a crisis like? How can we pray during these uncertain times? How does faith come in play in such a time as this?
What Scripture or promise of God gets you through difficult situations?
How should Christians respond to this worldwide crisis? How should we biblically think in this fallen world that strikes panic and fear of our life, family, and churches?
In certain countries, there are 3,572,000 orphans, with nearly 5000 children with Down syndrome who are unwanted. Many of those children are killed at birth. The “lucky” ones end up in orphanages.
The more I grow in my faith, the more I love the old hymns. “It is well with my soul” is one of my favorites of all! It was written by Horatio G. Spafford and published in 1873. The music is arranged by Philip P. Bliss in 1876 After suffering of the loss of his children, Spafford penned this hymn as
“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Could someone who struggles with past sin be disqualified from preaching? At what point does a man who struggles with pornography be disqualified from ministry altogether? Can a man who is divorced or remarried be a leader in a church? Can he ever be restored again?
The Son of Glory came to fight our glory battle so that we would be freed from our bondage to any glory but the glory of God.
Let my name die everywhere, let even my friends forget me, if by that means the cause of the blessed Jesus may be promoted.
– George Whitefield
“How was your worship service?” That’s the question I often hear. Over the lunch table, after service, in restaurants…. What is the basis of determining the effectiveness of the worship service?
Whether that is singing, kneeling, dancing, bowing, or raising our hands, Christ-centered worship is very much needed in all of our churches.
The line says, “Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it. Prone to leave the God I love.” I feel that way sometimes. Too often I find myself distracted and drifting, instead of having my heart and mind focused on the Savior who loves me and gave Himself for me.
So, for the church NOT to disappear, what should we do? That is the fundamental question that daunts us on a day to day basis.