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 […]

The Tyranny of Sin

I saw the effects of it today in an old friend who is being ravished by a disease that has attacked his mental capacities to the point he has lost the ability to speak. I saw it in another friend who is fighting with the grief of losing their spouse to illness. It reared its […]

The Comfort of the Psalms

Sometimes it is utter selfishness that drives me to listen to the Psalms, wherein I can groan with David (and the other writers) in my fears and insecurities. Yet, upon hearing the Word of the Triune God sang, and in the process of singing along with the pains of these Old Testament Saints the selfishness […]

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 […]