Monthly Archives: October 2008

Highlights from Reformation Sunday

To my knowledge, yesterday marked the first time in the 120 + year history of Curve Baptist Church that Reformation Sunday was celebrated, and the end of the long drought was met with great rejoicing. I preached in the morning … Continue reading

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John Bunyan on Justification

I have been reading with my friend Gabe through John Bunyan’s Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, the spiritual autobiography of the author of The Pilgrim’s Progress. I came upon the free online edition through the Monergism website, which you can find here. This … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Discipline and the Wisdom of God

I mentioned earlier this week my need and struggle to gain greater self-discipline, and the conviction and the guidance I have found in the book of Proverbs. The life of wisdom, described by the book of Proverbs, encompasses more than being self-disciplined, … Continue reading

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Ichabod Spencer, Evangelism, and Total Depravity

In my devotional reading, I am working through A Pastor’s Sketches by Ichabod Spencer, a faithful pastor in 19th Century New England. The subtitle is “Conversations with Anxious Souls Concerning the Way of Salvation,” and it is a collection of … Continue reading

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He Must Be Disciplined: Meditation on Titus 1:8

I have been planning for weeks now to write a new meditation on the qualifications for elders in Titus 1, but I keep putting it off. The reason for this is simple: shame over my failure. The qulaification I have been … Continue reading

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Resting and Rejoicing in the Salvation of the Good Shepherd

I have had the undeserved honor of spending the week studying and meditating on John 10, and then preaching it to my beloved church this morning. Surely this is one of the most beautiful and powerful pieces of Scripture in … Continue reading

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Pilgrim’s Progress: Journey to Heaven

I mentioned last week that my favorite book outside the Bible is John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress. Because of my deep appreciation for this work, I was very skeptical when my friend Gabe told me about the film version that was recently … Continue reading

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