A Charles Spurgeon prayer for lent.

Lord Jesus, take from us now everything that would hinder the closest communion with God. Any wish or desire that might hamper us in prayer remove, we pray you. Any memory of either sorrow or care that might hinder the fixing of our affection wholly on our God, take it away now. What have we to do with idols anymore? You have seen and observed us. You know where the difficulty lies. Help us against it, and may we now come boldly, not in the holy place alone, but in the holiest of all, where we sh … [Read more...]

John Calvin writes one of the best paragraphs you’ll ever read.

"We see that our whole salvation and all its parts are comprehended in Christ (Acts 4:12). We should therefore take care not to derive the least portion of it from anywhere else. If we seek salvation we are taught by the very name of Jesus that it is 'of him' (1 Cor 1.13). If we seek any other gifts of the Spirit, they will be found in his anointing. If we seek strength, it lies in his dominion; if purity, in his conception; if gentleness, it appears in his birth. For by his birth he was made … [Read more...]

Rob Bell is changing God, just like he changed Hell. (Video)

Thoughts? Is Rob Bell even on your radar anymore? … [Read more...]

14 Ways to Date Your Wife

1. Spend an evening working on your kiss. Learn how to kiss your wife all over again.2. Pray for your wife. Pray for her everyday.3. Remind your wife of the gospel.4. Make a list of ten things your wife loves to do. Each new time you take your wife on a date, do one of those ten things as your date.5. Make sure you and your wife are in community and on mission with a healthy, gospel-preaching church.6. Tickle your wife.7. Worship God with your wife.8. Make dinner for … [Read more...]

The Same Grace As Ray Lewis

The intriguing thing for me is non-Christians are beating Ray Lewis up for quoting scripture and the Christians are beating him up because “uhh, well, uhh, maybe because, he’s a guy who says he’s been changed by the power of Jesus, quoting scripture the best he can, sharing inspiration every chance he gets, representing shirts with scripture, the first words out of his mouth after winning the Super Bowl being scripture, because he’s got a past, he admits he used to be stupid and immature, he’s tr … [Read more...]

Why You Suffer, Pastor

It is good for a man to bear the yoke of service, and he is no loser when it is exchanged for the yoke of suffering. May not severe discipline fall to the lot of some to quality them for their office of under-shepherds? How can we speak with consoling authority to a situation which we have never known? The complete pastor's life will be an epitome of the lives of his people, and they will turn to his preaching as men do to David's psalms, to see themselves and their sorrows, as in a mirror. … [Read more...]

32 Things You Might Not Know About Charles Spurgeon

January 31, 2013 it will have been 121 years since the great preacher, Charles Haddon Spurgeon passed away. In memory of him I bring to you 32 things you might not know about Charles Spurgeon.1. One woman was converted through reading a single page of one of Spurgeon’s sermons wrapped around some butter she had bought.2. Spurgeon read The Pilgrim’s Progress at age 6 and went on to read it over 100 times.3. The New Park Street Pulpit and The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit—the colle … [Read more...]