temptation to lounge about

It’s Sunday morning!  The Lord’s day.

The temptation is strong to relax and prepare myself for the week ahead.  Such self centered desires…

Because I have that temptation, I understand that I have not prepared my heart for corporate worship.


A Reality Check

Many people may ask: “Aren’t there already enough Bibles for people in Asia today?”

There are 7,000 languages in the world today.

Of these, only 513 have the FULL Bible available.

In Asia, 1,600 languages have NO SCRIPTURE available at all, not even a single book or portion of the Bible.

The reason God saves sinful man

Albert Barnes writes: For the promotion of His own honour and glory; that it might be seen that He is powerful and merciful. This is constantly give as the reason why God saves men; why He forgives sin; why He redeems the soul; why He delivers from danger and death. …This is the highest reason which can be assigned for pardoning and saving sinners” (BN, Psalms, Vol.3, p.104)

ready for battle!

Or are we? The men of our generation are absent at best. Apathetic! Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22 KJV I am quite sure that they are not even listeners even though they are present. I feel like men of this generation is caught up into careers and sports. Let’s endeavor to shake ourselves free of this hard baked-on clay of old sinful flesh, and put on the new self. The power behind that comes from above, but are we seeking it or just being complacent?

Teach in and out of season

Dan Dumas at Expository Living writes:

As an elder, your teaching never stops. The ability to teach is not exclusively exercised from the pulpit; there are countless ways to teach your people both formally and informally. Even when your mouth is shut, people receive instruction from how you conduct yourself.