The Nigerian Persecution and the Sovereignty of God

“Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” In April a militant Islamic extremist group called Boko Haram took some 276 young Christian schoolgirls from Chibok, Nigeria captive. Their school was set ablaze. The girls were loaded into trucks at gunpoint and taken off into the Nigerian Bush Read More

The Fountain and the Cup.

The great Prince of Preachers, Charles Spurgeon, once told a story of a man who built a fountain on the side of a busy road. The man hung an old cup from a chain on the fountain. Some time later the man was told that an art critic found much wrong with the fountain. It Read More

Scandal: The new look of Easter.

“For He himself is our peace…” – Ephesians 2:14 As we approach the celebration of Christ’s death on Friday and then the celebration of his resurrection on Sunday, I think it would be worth asking what it truly is that we are celebrating. Obviously, we aren’t celebrating painted eggs or mythological bunnies that sneak into Read More

Revival: the aftermath

  “Ah! Knew we but the want we have of the grace and assistance of God, we should never lose sight of Him – no, not for a moment.”   –       Brother Lawrence, from Practicing the Presence of God.     As my family was leaving the church last night, after our last night of Read More

Judges Resources

On Wednesday April 16th we will begin a new study in the book of Judges. If you wish to read and study further in the book of Judges the following resources will be of great assistance to you in that pursuit: Judges For You by Timothy Keller Men of Faith: Sketches from the Book of Read More

Ephesians Resources

This Sunday we will continue our study in Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. If you wish to read and study further in this letter the following resources will be of great assistance: The Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament: Ephesians by Frank Thielman   Ephesians: Building a Community for Christ by John R. Stott Read More

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