Every Text a Road to Christ

Part 1 in a 10 part series. View series intro and index. When was the last time you read 1 Kings or Deuteronomy and thought of Jesus?  (Maybe I should just ask when you last read 1 Kings or Deuteronomy?) The sad truth is, most Christians read the Bible and have no framework for how to…

The Importance of Conversion in the Church

Scripture is clear in teaching that we are not all journeying toward God–some having found Him, others still seeking. Instead, Scripture presents us as needing to have our hearts replaced, our minds transformed, our spirits given life. We can do none of this for ourselves. The change each human needs, regardless of how we may…

Spurgeon on Praying in the Spirit

The seed of acceptable devotion must come from heaven’s storehouse.  Only the prayer which comes from God can go to God. Spurgeon’s five aspects of praying in the Spirit: Fervency: “Those who do not plead with fervency, plead not at all.” Perseveringly: “The longer the gate is closed, the more vehemently does he uses the…

Sunday Spurgeon

From Morning and Evening: I will sing of steadfast love and justice; to you, O LORD, I will make music. – Psalm 101:1 (ESV) Faith triumphs in trial. When reason is thrust into the inner prison, with her feet made fast in the stocks, faith makes the dungeon walls ring with her merry notes as…

Why is Salvation of Grace?

Salvation must be of grace, because the Lord is the author of it: and what motive but grace could move Him to save the guilty?  Salvation must be of grace, because the Lord works in such a manner that our righteousness is for ever excluded. – Charles Spurgeon