NEW YEAR AMBITIONS?

“Let us begin the year with solemn reflection…with self inspection…with personal dedication… with fresh concern to be useful. Time, this short, this uncertain, this all important time, upon every instant of which eternity depends, will not allow of our trifling away any of its moments. Gather up its fragments that nothing be lost” William Jay’sContinue reading “NEW YEAR AMBITIONS?”

THE ENCHANTED GROUND; The Life and Literature of John Bunyan

Does God want us to live like mice on the Enchanted Ground? Is it God’s will for his people to sleep their way to the Celestial City?

HUNGERING AND THIRSTING; Food for the Soul

“Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled” Jesus Christ urges us into activity.  The activity is urgent, vehement; it is the most energetic activity that one could possibility imagine, therefore Jesus employs the metaphor of hungering and thirsting. There no need more basic to the physical man thanContinue reading “HUNGERING AND THIRSTING; Food for the Soul”

THE HOUSE OF THE INTERPRETER; The Life and Literature of John Bunyan Part 3

THE REMAINING BURDEN  For some readers it seems surprising that after passing through the Wicket Gate, with the assistance of Good-Will, Christian’s burden remains.  We should not necessarily assume, however, that assurance is a blessing that every converted soul instantly receives.  Some struggle with the burden of assurance longing to be free of their horribleContinue reading “THE HOUSE OF THE INTERPRETER; The Life and Literature of John Bunyan Part 3”

THE HOLY SPIRIT AND REGENERATION; The Doctrine of the Trinity (16)

The word regeneration denotes the new birth which brings new life to the soul. The necessity of this doctrine was especially articulated by Jesus Christ in His conversation with Nicodemas. Christ’s emphasis was that regeneration is a spiritual work in which man is passive, because he is flesh. Only the Holy Ghost can effect such a spiritual change in the life of the sinner.