There is More Beyond!

In his commentary on 2 Corinthians, R Kent Hughes shares the following, “When Spain has extended her conquests to the ends of the then-known world and controlled both sides of the Mediterranean at the Straits of Gibraltar, her coins proudly pictured the Pillars framing a scroll inscribed with the Latin words Ne Plus Ultra—‘No More […]

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The Glory of being in Christ!

Scripture never ceases to amaze me.  I don’t know how many times I’ve read the Bible through, but over and over again passages just seem to jump off of the page at me regardless of how many times I’ve read them.  Yesterday I had just this kind of experience as I was reading a chapter […]

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Crash Helmets, Life Preservers, and the Hurricane Who Is Our God!

AW Tozer said, “What comes to mind when we thing about God is the most important thing about us.”  In one of his books he said, “Worship, I say, rises or falls with our concept of God; that is why I do not believe in these half-converted cowboys who call God “the Man Upstairs.”  I […]

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Keeping our eyes on Him!

  R Kent Hughes, in his commentary on John, tells the story of an event in Mideastern History.  He said, “As the story goes, Cyrus, the great conqueror of the then known world including Babylon, had a general under his authority whose wife was suspected of treason.  She was tried before a great and austere […]

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The Remedy to Sin

Yesterday I gave you the danger of David’s sin from R Kent Hughes book, The Disciplines of a Godly Man.  Hughes shows the danger of sin, but he also suggested several ways to fight off the sin that seeks to devour you. Accountability Prayer Memorization Mind (in this section he said, “No man who allows the […]

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The High Cost of Sin

In his classic book, Disciplines of a Godly Man, R Kent Hughes writes about David’s sin and danger of ignoring the sin in our life.  He gave several steps to David’s moral disaster. Desensitization Relaxation Fixation Rationalization Degeneration David fell and when he fell he took his family and his nation with him.  Think of David’s life–the […]

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Proof of Reconciliation!

R Kent Hughes, in his commentary on Colossians, said, “Anytime a man or a woman voluntarily takes steps toward restitution, we can be sure something radical has happened.”  He then gave the following example from The East African Standard in Nairobi.  A man took out an ad stating,   “ALL DEPTS TO BE PAID I […]

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In Christ!

  In R Kent Hughes’ commentary on the book of Colossians he says, “Archaeologists tell us that many of the nameless slabs in the catacombs of Rome carried the inscription ‘in Christo’ (in Christ)…”  Years ago I was struck by the number of times the Apostle Paul used that phrase, “In Christ.”  For example, read […]

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Christ has Turned Beer into Furniture!

In my study this week I came across this story from R Kent Hughes, “A miner once interrupted John Hutton, a famous Welsh preacher, by leaping to his feet in the middle of a sermon and leading the whole congregation in the ‘Doxology.’  Hutton was taken aback and decided he would make the acquaintance of […]

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