Thursday, April 29, 2010

Chaplains take a stand on Don't Ask, Dont' Tell

Some 40 retired Military Chaplains take a stand against the repeal of DADT.
ADF - News Release

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Aging in Grace

John Wesley on Turning 86:
Sunday, June 28 [1789] …This day I enter on my eighty-sixth year. I now find I grow old: 1) my sight is decayed so that I cannot read a small print, unless in a strong light; 2) my strength is decayed so that I walk much slower than I did some years since; 3) my memory of names, whether of persons or places, is decayed till I stop a little to recollect them. What I should be afraid of is if I took thought for the morrow, that my body should weigh down my mind and create either stubbornness, by the decrease of my understanding; or peevishness, by the increase of bodily infirmities; but Thou shalt answer for me, O Lord my God.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

On Blogging

Some excellent words from Justin Taylor about civility and Christian witness when posting on blogs.
On Blogging

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Words from Warfield


“Our need of Christ does not cease with our believing; nor does the nature of our relation to Him or to God through Him ever alter, not matter what our attainments in Christian graces or our achievements in Christian behavior may be. It is always in His “blood and righteousness” alone that we can rest. There is never anything that we are or have or do that can take His place, or that can take place along with him. We are always unworthy, and all that we have or do of good is always of pure grace.” - - B. B. Warfield, Works, vol 7, p. 113

Sunday, April 18, 2010

For The Lord's Day

"I am not what I ought to be, I am not what I want to be, I am not what I hope to be in another world; but still I am not what I once used to be, and by the grace of God I am what I am" — John Newton

Friday, April 16, 2010

Matt Chandler and C.J. Mahaney at T4G on Suffering

Matt Chandler and C.J. Mahaney at T4G on Suffering

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Together for The Gospel 2010


I spent the better part of three days in Louisville this week at T4G 2010. Here is a letter I put in the church bulletin:
I want to thank you for understanding my need to join with 7000 others, mostly pastors, who gathered in Louisville for the third “Together for the Gospel” conference. This year’s theme was The (Unadjusted) Gospel. An ‘adjusted’ gospel is one which seeks to modify or change or water down the gospel in any way; whether by adding extra-biblical requirements, ignoring the plain teaching of the Scripture, or modifying it to tickle itching ears (2 Tim. 4:3), or seeking to make it ‘palatable’ to moderns.

The fellowship was sweet, the singing of almost 7000 men a foretaste of heaven, and the preaching from Al Mohler, John MacArthur, Mark Dever, Ligon Duncan, John Piper, Thabiti Anyabwile, R.C. Sproul and C.J. Mahaney ministered to my soul and will ultimately minister to your souls through me. We were able to drink deeply from the well of God’s sovereign grace. You may listen to and download the messages by going to this web site: http://www.t4g.org/resources/

Pray for all who attended that, our spiritual batteries having been re-charged, our ministries will be enriched with a clearer vision of The Gospel, and pray that we might, Lord willing, come Together for the Gospel again in 2012.

In the Grip of the Gospel of Sovereign Grace,
Pastor Tom

Sunday, April 11, 2010

For the Lord's Day

"Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God's grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God's grace." - Jerry Bridges

Friday, April 9, 2010

Bonhoeffer - 65th anniversary of his death

Bonhoeffer is one of my heroes, he was murdered 65 years ago by Hitler's henchmen. The war would end a few weeks later. He reminded us Grace is not cheap, but costly. 
HT: Justin Taylor
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
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Sunday, April 4, 2010