Christ our Glory and our Hope

Such was the cry of Mary in the narrative on the incarnation of our Lord.  His birth was one that brought hope to the world.  Hope keeps you from giving up and giving in knowing that life ahead is worth giving to.  It seems impossible for a person to live without some form of hope.  But to live a life that is a based on a false hope is not wise.  What are you hoping for ? I can’t remember...
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Why the God Man?

Studying through T.M. Moore’s treatment of this subject, he takes Anselm’s argument written to his student Boso on why Jesus Christ came to earth.  The reasons are listed as five-fold: Because God desired the salvation of people so much Because God would have to restore them to His original purposes in the same way they had intially fallen from them For the honor of God (including...
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Prayer Endings: The Amen and the Name, means of Grace for the Christian and the Church

The Heidelberg Catechism’s last question and answer is: 129. Q. What does the word Amen mean? A. Amen means: It is true and certain. For God has much more certainly heard my prayer than I feel in my heart that I desire this of Him. This is based off of what has become one of my heavenly minded verses, a verse that we are to live in the reality of in a new heavens and new earth, right now...
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Praying Together For True Revival – An Explanation and Review

Praying Together For True Revival by Jonathan Edwards, Edited by T.M. Moore is a well formatted treatment of Edwards proposal for united extraordinary prayer for revival and awakening beginning at his time.  Many since then have taken on the challenge, some reformed Baptists internationally even.  I recall newsletters and magazines from the International Fellowship of Reformed Baptists where it...
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A Revival Lifestyle

Revival is not a mere meeting where a special preacher and musicians are brought in (at least not the type of revival which this post is addressing).  Revival is not anything that man does at all.  Revival is something God does, and something man prays for.  I was pointed to this Psalm this morning in which has an outline that illustrates a revival lifestyle. It seems there has been a sentiment...
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Life on Mission – A Review w/applause for Balance

Life on Mission by Dustin Willis and Aaron Coe with the Send Network Team from the North American Mission Board have definitely done the church a service by publishing their work.  The book proposes that every Christian should live as an everyday missionary.  This in their eyes means a realignment of our lives to God’s kingdom. Unlike many missionary cries, there is substance in this book...
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