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Comprehending the Incomprehensible

The Attributes of God by Arthur. W. Pink

attributes of God“The spiritual and saving knowledge of God is the greatest need of every human creature.”
“The ‘god’ of this twentieth century no more resembles the Supreme Sovereign of Holy Writ than does the dim flickering of a candle the glory of the midday sun” – Pink


With so many religions and “winds of doctrine” that surround us,  it’s crucial that we understand well who God is in order to prevent falling into doctrinal error. God can best be understood, not by his actions or his (apparent) emotions, but by His attributes as revealed to us in Scripture. One of the best books on this topic is The Attributes of God by A. W. Pink.

We recently began a study of Pink’s book in our adult Sunday School class as a result of a theological issue that came to the surface and became a point of serious discussion and debate within our church association. Apparently the subject is one which has actually been compromised within evangelicalism in decades past. Continue reading

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The Life of the Pilgrim behind Pilgrim’s Progress

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Grace AboundingOr a brief relation of the exceeding mercy of God in Christ to him, to His poor servant, John Bunyan

John Bunyan was a non-conformist English pastor who lived from 1628-1688. During his years of ministry, he spent approximately 14 years in prison for preaching without a legal license as required by England at the time. Bunyan’s best known work is certainly The Pilgrim’s Progress, a book that I feel every Christian should read. Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners is Bunyan’s autobiographical account, which he wrote in 1666 while in prison primarily for the benefit of the people under his ministry.

Here is a synopsis of Bunyan’s journey to faith, repentance and godliness, as he describes it: Continue reading

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Getting to Know the Apostle Paul

TheApostle - bookcoverThe Apostle: A Life of Paul by John C. Pollock

“This saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance: that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. And I am the foremost of sinners! But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience for an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life.” – The Apostle Paul


John Pollock’s biography tells the story of Paul from his participation in the stoning of Stephen as described in the seventh chapter of Acts to his final imprisonment and execution in Rome in 67 A.D. In his preface, Pollock explains his reason for writing a biography on Paul: Continue reading

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Joni’s Still Standing for God

Joni: An Unforgettable Story by Joni Eareckson Tada

Joni-bookcover“If people put me on this pedestal, I don’t think they’re listening to what I’m saying. Because I’m just one person on the same level playing field, helping other beggars to find the bread of meaning and purpose in their suffering.”


Joni’s story is one that many people may think they can’t relate to and hope they never will. On first consideration, her book may be thought as a good one to recommend to someone who is dealing with a long-lasting or life-long pain or condition that in some way limits their abilities. (For example, a young man at my church was involved in an accident over a year ago that resulted in a brain injury with effects that often cause him frustration and even depression at times). But I think the overarching message Joni has to share is relevant to anyone, as I will point out.

In case you aren’t familiar with her, at the age of 17, Joni Eareckson sustained an injury from a diving accident that left her a quadriplegic for life. Continue reading

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Are you a Follower, or just a Fan?

Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus by Kyle Idleman

“In case someone left it out or forgot to mention it when they explained what it meant to be a Christian, let me be clear: There is no forgiveness without repentance. There is no salvation without surrender. There is no life without death. There is no believing without committing.”

NotaFanIf you have a Facebook account, are you one of those people who has chosen to “Like” God or Jesus? Kyle Idleman’s purpose for the book Not a Fan is to challenge readers, particularly professing Christians, to seriously evaluate their relationship with Jesus Christ. His desire is to see those with merely an admiration or knowledge of Jesus to take their relationship with Him “to the next level,” to move from being merely fans of Jesus to dedicated followers, whatever the cost. Continue reading

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4 WAYS TO REACH A CHILD’S HEART

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I haven’t had time to put anything together in honor of Father’s Day, but when I read this article I thought it would be appropriate to share it with my readers. I strongly agree with Richard’s recommendations and the order in which he prioritizes these four areas. My husband and I implemented all of these with our children, admittedly some more successfully and consistently than others. No matter how parents may strive to do all of this, and more, for and with their children, of course we know there are no guarantees with regard to how our children will become as adults. But we must always remind ourselves that, at the end of the day, at the end of our lives, ultimately our children are in our heavenly Father’s hands. Sure, I long for my children to one day “rise up and call me blessed,” like the Proverbs 31 woman. But more importantly, I await the day when my Father will say to me, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

Originally posted on The Log College:

LIGONIER MINISTRIES
FROM Richard Phillips Jun 17, 2015
Not just any fatherly involvement can reach the hearts of our children. To really open up a child’s heart, a father must observe the work-and-keep model of Genesis 2:15. There must be the working—as a father nurtures and cultivates the soil of a child’s heart. And there must be the keeping—the correction that, as we will see in the following chapter, is to be exercised in a relationship of joy and love.

I am constantly amazed at the number of people who assure me that their fathers hardly ever praised them, but constantly criticized and berated. I meet people all the time who tell me that their fathers beat into their heads that they were losers who would never succeed. I can scarcely imagine what that is like. There is only so much a pastor can do to remedy such an upbringing…

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