There is Grain in Egypt (Sermon)

This sermon looks at the story of Joseph’s brothers who came to buy grain from him in Genesis 42. Like the brothers, even when it seems all things are against us, we must remember that there is grain in Egypt. The audio file for this sermon can be downloaded here. It is also available in […]

Ray Boltz’s Christian Profession

There’s a relatively new article from the New York Times pertaining to Ray Boltz’s “coming out” that caught my attention recently. Upon its reading, I was compelled to address it with the following. “Now, after more than five years of self-imposed absence from stage and CD, Mr. Boltz has reached a musical and religious destination. […]

When Loss is Gain

I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ.   Phil. 3:8 Our hearts are easily lured away by the fleeting shadows of this world, and these […]

Suffering and Ministry: A Quote by Charles Spurgeon

This is a short quote by Charles Spurgeon to remind us that sometimes suffering is part of our ministry. “One Sabbath morning, I preached from the text, `My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?’ and though I did not say so, yet I preached my own experience. I heard my own chains clank […]

Is The Love of the World Driving You or Your Church?

From Calvin’s Institutes… “Whatever be the kind of tribulation with which we are afflicted, we should always consider the end of it to be, that we may be trained to despise the present, and thereby stimulated to aspire to the future life. For since God well knows how strongly we are inclined by nature to […]