Category Archives: Christian Life

Obeying God without having a nervous breakdown

To my nervous, insecure, tender-conscience Christian friend, always wondering if you are doing something wrong, or disappointing God, doubting if you are hitting the mark, feeling like a failure as you try your best to please him . . .¬† … Continue reading

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Pilgrim’s Progress and the necessity of “the burden”

I’m excited to begin a church-wide study of my favorite extra-biblical book tonight, The Pilgrim’s Progress¬†by John Bunyan. This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I decided to go with the “Pure Gold Classics” edition, edited … Continue reading

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Now there’s an idea!

Parents, if you complain about your church in front of your kids, don’t be surprised if your kids don’t want to go to church. – Burk Parsons

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Good Books, Good Friends, Good Promises, Great Savior

I was so honored to receive these commentaries yesterday from a dear friend, whose grandfather was a faithful preacher of God’s Word here West Tennessee for a number of years. There are some real gems here: the American Commentary Series, … Continue reading

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Jesus’ preparation of his apostles

Here at Curve Baptist Church, we began studying the book of Acts together this past Sunday morning. As I studied the first few verses of chapter one, I was struck by the importance of Jesus’ 40-day preparation of his apostles … Continue reading

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Like a stone out of the mud

Grace: yet I am sure in my mind of one thing: that before I was brought low, I was like some great stone lying deep in mud, until “He who is power” came and “in his mercy” lifted me up. … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Word should make you long for the Lord’s presence

Did you met the Lord in his Word yesterday? Did this encounter make you long to see him face-to-face? I pray thee, merciful Jesus, that as thou has graciously granted me to drink deeply and sweetly from the word which … Continue reading

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Two Errors to Avoid in Meditating on Heaven

I want my heart, and the hearts of my people, to hunger for Heaven as God has revealed it in his Word. Planning to wrap up our studies in 2 Peter with a lesson tonight on the New Heavens and … Continue reading

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Unsatisfied with lowest common denominator Christianity

Insightful analogy: “The Puritan Movement is to the Elizabethan Church what monasticism was to the Medieval Church. It expressed Gospel energy always unsatisfied with the lowest common denominator syndrome of Reformed religion, and in its desire for disciplined and holy … Continue reading

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Humiliations should lead to humility

It has been a busy, happy summer in life and ministry here. So much so that I have not slowed down to tap out any good quotes from the books I have been reading. This one, though, was worth taking … Continue reading

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