Snatching a Kiss from the Hand that Smites!

“Put the beauty of ten thousand thousand worlds of paradises, like the Garden of Eden in one; put all trees, all flowers, all smells, all colors, all tastes, all joys, all loveliness, all sweetness in one.  O what a fair and excellent thing would that be?  And yet it would be less to that fair […]

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Trusting the Providene of God

Years ago I set out on an endeavor with full assurance that I was in the will of God.  I had worked hard, sought God’s blessing, and even laid out several ‘fleeces’ to see if God was indeed leading me and every answer was a resounding “Yes!” In the midst of that endeavor things turned […]

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March 2, Three Kinds of Prayer

This past week our Tuesday morning reading group finished Henry Scougal’s book, The Life of God in the Soul of Man.  As we read through the last section I was amazed at the words of a brother in Christ who lived so long ago.  In that last section he spoke of how we can work […]

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Feb 22, Footsteps of His Glory!

Yesterday I quoted from Scougal in regard to how the beauty we see here on earth should turn our attention to the One who gave us beauty.  He went on to speak of the nearness of God and the goodness of God.  He said, “Nor can we pretend the remoteness of the object, as if […]

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Feb 21, He is the Author of Beauty!

Yesterday I shared a quote from John Flavel…the part that really spoke to me was when he said the things of world “all that delights you on earth, all the comforts we have here are like droplets, inflaming and not satisfying the appetites of the soul.”  This morning I was reading Henry Scougal’s book The […]

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Feb 16, Opportunity for Grace!

It is easy to love those who think like you, act like you, talk like you, and look like you, but if you were to narrow your ‘love list’ down to those who fit that category perfectly you would be left loving only the person in the mirror.  God has called us to love our […]

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Feb 8, The Raging Thirst of the Soul

If you follow this blog you are aware that I am leading a reading group through Henry Scougal’s book The Life of God in the Soul of Man.  Yesterday’s reading was incredible.  Once again, you have to work to get the flow of his writing, but once you do you will find his words loaded […]

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Jan 13, A Statement from One Consumed with Desire!

Yesterday I shared that I benefit from reading those who are consumed with a desire for God.  I mentioned one book that I have often quoted on this blog.  It is a small book in terms of size, but it packs a potent punch to the Western Culture’s view of Salvation.  The Life of God […]

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Dec 6, Possessed by Love

This morning in our reading group we read from Henry Scougal’s book The Life of God in the Soul of Man (you can buy the book here or here or on PDF here) what may be one of the greatest paragraphs ever written outside of the pages of the Scriptures.  I know that is a lofty description, […]

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Dec 2, True Joy!

As I’ve been thinking about the joy of God’ salvation this week I have also been immersed in the study of Jude’s doxology.  I started preaching through Jude on the first Sunday of August and I have looked forward to preaching these last two verses for quite some time.  The words of Jude are breath […]

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