The 23rd Psalm

It's often called "The Shepherd's Psalm." In his Treasury of David, a commentary on the Psalms, the 19th century British preacher, Charles Spurgeon, wrote the following powerful words regarding Psalm 23: "It has charmed more griefs to rest than all the philosophy of the world.  It has remanded to their dungeon more felon thoughts, more … Continue reading The 23rd Psalm

Keep Your Pastors Accountable (here’s why & how)

It usually goes something like this: A pastor (or another church leader) says, "I'm accountable only to God, not the church." The first part of that claim is true, but the man has a serious blind spot because the Church is the Body of Christ.  And every pastor (or committee) elected by the Body is … Continue reading Keep Your Pastors Accountable (here’s why & how)

Lord, teach me to pray (here you go :))

Years ago, I read an article citing a poll claiming prayer being the most neglected spiritual discipline among Christians, including pastors.  Clearly, Satan sees prayer as a fatal threat to his schemes or he wouldn't try so hard to make us think prayer is not that important or  powerful. But this is a lie. Mary, … Continue reading Lord, teach me to pray (here you go :))

What Price Are You Willing to Pay for Biblical Truth?

A Nugget of Truth from this past week's time of Learning:  John 8-9 What price are you willing to pay to stand up for biblical truth? Take the two most combustible issues of the day:  sexuality & the rights of the unborn. Are you willing to pay the price for biblical truth?  It will cost … Continue reading What Price Are You Willing to Pay for Biblical Truth?

“…and you may be sure your sins will find you out.”

"...and you may be sure your sins will find you out." Some people think they can sin against God and get away with it. Meet Jeroboam. Jeroboam was the first northern king of the newly divided kingdom of Israel about 3000 years ago. God had given Jeroboam crystal clear instructions as to how to, both, … Continue reading “…and you may be sure your sins will find you out.”

Chronological Snobbery

One of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century, C.S. Lewis, when listening to the mentality of “younger is smarter/newer is better,” coined the term “chronological snobbery.” To put it in terms everyone can understand, it’s called pride, arrogance and immaturity. I once read the following statement by a young pastor in his early 30’s: … Continue reading Chronological Snobbery