Daily Thoughts Blog

The Deep Humanity of the Scriptures

Nothing strikes me so much in life‘s great sorrows and trials as the deep humanity of the Scriptures and of Him, of whom the Scriptures testify. Hymns and most human compositions of a devout kind breathe far too pure and difficult kind of air; they rise to far too sunny and unclouded heights for my struggling soul to […]

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I need Thee, O, I need Thee

“O God, forasmuch as without Thee we are not able to please Thee, mercifully grant that thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord.” – Gelasian Sacramentary, A.D. 494 Thou that swellest in the gardens, the companions hearken to thy voice; cause me to hear it. Cause me […]

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Praying for our Children

Father, hear us, we are praying, Hear the words our hearts are saying, We are praying for our children. Keep them from the powers of evil, From the secret, hidden peril, Father, hear us for our children. From the whirlpool that would suck them, From the treacherous quicksand pluck them, Father, hear us for our […]

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Conversion

Conversion is a work that God begins and perfects. It is for His sake that He begins the work and for His praise that He sees it through. – Paul Washer

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Is God in the Camp?

Israel’s realization was that no outward prosperity and no type of success had compensated for the absence of God. What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul? Christian people, I am not asking you whether you’re living a good life or if you’re happy. I’m not […]

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Courageous Preachers

Where are the preachers today like John Knox? The problem with preachers today is that no one wants to kill them anymore. – Steven Lawson

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The Best Kind of Preaching

What I have always deemed the best kind of preaching is neither highly doctrinal nor overly practical, but is distinguished by what I would call experimental–a constant blending of the doctrines and practice of the gospel, strongly with the affections and feelings. Many have been sadly deficient here. There sermons have had enough theology in them and […]

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Love Is, Part 2

Love is being unwilling to do what is wrong when someone wrongs you, but looks for ways to respond with goodness and kindness. Love is looking for any needs of others so you can in some way remove their burden to support and encourage them. Love is being willing to always ask for forgiveness and […]

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Love Is

Love is being willing to have your life complicated by the needs and struggles of others without becoming impatient. Love is actively fighting the temptation to be critical and judgmental toward others while looking for ways to encourage them. Love is a daily choice to resist the needless moments of conflict that comes from responding […]

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What Grace Can Do

Satan would have none of it. The Lord had said to him, ‘Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.’ But Satan thought he knew better. He had Job all figured out: ‘Does Job fear God for nothing? […]

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