“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.” (Colossians 3:16) Kenneth Wuest said, “there should be a certain at-homeness of the Word” in the Christian. Is that Word at home in you? Does Scripture have a comfortable residence in your heart and mind? Are we at home in the Word? Are we comfortable with…… Continue reading At Home in the Word
Spring is here a little earlier than normal. Each Spring I am reminded of the faithfulness of God. The long, cold, dark winter has ended. Each passing day brings a little more warmth. Soon people will be complaining it is too hot. In the meantime, life is springing up all around us. The frogs are…… Continue reading A Psalm of Praise to Our Faithful God
The story is told about Charles Spurgeon that when he would show visitors around the Metropolitan Tabernacle he would take them to a basement prayer room someone from the church would always be in prayer. Spurgeon would point visitors to these praying saints and declare, “Here is the powerhouse of the church.” If Manistique Bible…… Continue reading The Powerhouse of the Church
In a recent conversation with a fellow pastor we discussed the relationship of duty to obedience. He stated that a Christian should not do anything just because it is required to do so. A Christian should obey because he wants to do it. My assertion is that Christians must often do things because we have…… Continue reading Desire or Duty?
During the Wednesday evening prayer meeting we have been studying the Psalms to help us learn how those prayers our own. In the course of that study we have examined specific prayer requests and the attitudes behind the prayers. One desire that repeatedly appears in the Psalms is a longing for God that surpasses all…… Continue reading Seeking God in Your Prayer
The Great Attraction: The Uplifted Christ R.A. Torrey And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto myself (John 12:32) IN A RECENT ADVERTISEMENT OF A Sunday evening service in one of. our American cities it was stated that there would be three attractions: a high-class movie show, a…… Continue reading The Uplifted Christ
At least a dozen apple trees dot the church property. Most of these trees are old. All of them are untended. As a result, they are big, full trees with lots of branches. The large number of branches is bad for their fruitfulness. Most of the trees produce apples, but none of them produce the…… Continue reading The Fruit of Abiding
During the Wednesday night prayer meetings we have been discussing and practicing praying the Psalms. Part of the process has involved re-writing a Psalm in our own words as our own prayer. The Bible, and particularly the book of Psalms, informs our prayers and should also form our prayers. That is, the words of the…… Continue reading Praying Psalm 11
Jesus is the union of believers, the connection which unites Christian with Christian. The local church is a reality because those who join together in a local assembly are already joined together in Christ. He is the vine, we are the branches. We share the same relationship to one another that the branches of an…… Continue reading Union and Unity
Jesus is the author of the church and the foundation of the church. He is the bedrock on which the church is built. His death and resurrection is the work which created the church and which continues to build it. Jesus is the church’s foundation, origin, life, strength and success. God has made Jesus all…… Continue reading When Christ is Preeminent . . .