26 September 2010

Psalm 67 - Westminster Abbey Choir

God be merciful unto us, and bless us
and shew us the light of his countenance, and be merciful unto us;
That thy way may be known upon earth
thy saving health among all nations.
Let the people praise thee, O God
yea, let all the people praise thee.
O let the nations rejoice and be glad
for thou shalt judge the folk righteously, and govern the nations upon earth.
Let the people praise thee, O God
let all the people praise thee.
Then shall the earth bring forth her increase
and God, even our own God, shall give us his blessing.
God shall bless us
and all the ends of the world shall fear him.

24 September 2010

Spurgeon on Sickness

I venture to say that the greatest earthly blessing that God can give to any of us is health, with the exception of sickness. Sickness has frequently been of more use to the saints of God than health has. - C.H. Spurgeon

23 September 2010


Hey, watch the video. I just downloaded the album.

Disciple - Horseshoes & Handgrenades (album interview) from Disciple Rocks on Vimeo.

Looking for a Commentary?

Focus on the Bible - 1 Samuel: Looking on the Heart (Focus on the Bible Commentaries)If you're having trouble finding a commentary on a book of the Bible or just trying to find the one that suits you're particular needs you can get help at BestCommentaries.com. The site is broken down into various categories (OT, NT, price, author) and specifies the type of commentary (technical, pastoral, etc.). Each book also has a link to various online book sellers such as Amazon, CBD and Barnes and Noble. Certainly worth a look and a try.

22 September 2010

A Three Fold Sacrifice

A very fine sermon based on 1 Samuel. Pay particular attention to the last 11 minutes. You'll be blessed.

15 September 2010

“The Almighty hath afflicted me”

Thomas Watson
It is one heart–quieting consideration in all the afflictions that befall us, that God has a special hand in them: “The Almighty hath afflicted me.” Instruments can no more stir till God gives them a commission, than the axe can cut of itself without a hand. Job eyed God in his affliction: therefore, as Augustine observes, he does not say, “The Lord gave, and the devil took away,” but “The Lord hath taken away.” -THOMAS WATSON

12 September 2010

The Birth of Samuel

We started a new sermon series this morning at Redeemer Church (PCA) on the book of 1 Samuel. Be blessed.

1 Samuel is about three men:
1. Samuel
2. Saul
3. David

The book begins with Isreal in a state of severe spiritual decline. Philistines were in control and Mosaic worship is corrupt.

Verses 1-20 can be studied under three headings:
1. Hannah's problem
2. Hannah's prayer
3. Hannah's peace

Lessons to be learned:
1. We will experience trials
2. Hannah's trials mirror that of church - a desire for the coming of Christ

08 September 2010

Book Burning?

What is the correct Biblical response to Terry Jones' book burning party? Mike Horton weighs in:

As citizens of democratic nations, Christians may be concerned about the implications of Qur’an-burning for international peace and justice. However, as citizens of the kingdom of Christ, they have even more reason to denounce such actions. Recall James and John—the “sons of thunder”—asking Jesus if they could call fire down from heaven on a Samaritan village that rejected their message. We read that Jesus rebuked them.

This is not the era of driving out the nations from God’s holy land, for the church is the only holy land and Christ is its living Temple. This is the era of enduring persecution, not for provoking or participating in it. In the Book of Revelation we read that it was not the martyr’s protests or book-burnings, but “the word of their testimony” and their witness to the Lamb that conquered the Beast.

...Christians are called to love Muslim neighbors simply because they are created in the image of God. Yet they are also called to proclaim the gospel and to explain and defend it, albeit with gentleness and respect.

Read the entire post here.

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07 September 2010

The Leper

Great sermon on Matthew 8:1-4.

The event in Matthew 8:1-4 demonstrates:
-The Authority of Jesus
-The Compassion of Jesus
-The Wisdom of Jesus

Which confirms:
-Messianic fulfillment (Matt. 8:17)
-The Power of Jesus Christ
-Christ's infinite compassion