Sunday, August 23, 2015

Vacation post

Fall is coming to the Adirondacks. The squirrels and chipmunks are busy gathering acorns and apples and stashing them away. They are also fussing with each other about whose tree and whose stash belongs to which critter.

For The Lord's Day

For The Lord's Day:
Overcoming Evil by doing good.
"But when a man not only keeps himself from revenging the injuries which he has received, but endeavours to overcome evil by doing good, he manifests one of the graces of a renewed and sanctified nature, and in this way proves himself to be one of the children of God; for such meekness proceeds only from the Spirit of adoption." Calvin commenting on Psalm 7:3-5

Sunday, August 9, 2015

For The Lord's Day

“To be entitled to use Another's name, when my own name is worthless; to be allowed to wear Another's raiment, because my own is torn and filthy; to appear before God in Another's person, the person of the Beloved Son - this is the summit of all blessing. The Sin-bearer and I have exchanged names, robes, and persons! I am now represented by Him... He now appears in the presence of God for me (Hebrews 9:24)”. - Horatius Bonar, The Everlasting Righteousness
Thanks to Pastor Chuck Isaac, Christ the King PCA, El Paso TX

Sunday, August 2, 2015

For The Lord's Day

How to avoid a wasted life: “God created me – and you – to live with a single, all-embracing, all-transforming passion – namely, a passion to glorify God by enjoying and displaying his supreme excellence in all the spheres of life. Enjoying and displaying are both crucial. If we try to display the excellence of God without joy in it, we will display a shell of hypocrisy and create scorn or legalism. But if we claim to enjoy his excellence and do not display it for others to see and admire, we deceive ourselves, because the mark of God-enthralled joy is to overflow and expand by extending itself into the hearts of others. The wasted life is the life without a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples.   -- Don’t Waste Your Life, John Piper