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Look to the Cross

From Extreme Devotion. December 08: Extreme Smugglers NORTH KOREA: KIK For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Philippians 3:18 “Look for the cross,” the young Korean man named Kik heard a villager say. Word spread to those who escaped from North Korea into China that they should look for a…

Persevering through Trial

from Extreme Devotion. December 02: Extreme Clapping ENGLAND: THOMAS HAUKER So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. 2 Corinthians 4:18 Thomas Hauker, a bright, well-favored, good-looking young gentleman, would not deny his personal relationship with Christ. For this he was sentenced to die at the stake. Days before his execution, Thomas’s friends…

When God makes things happen

I am ashamed to admit it, but as a pastor, too often, I don’t expect God to show up. My default is to trust in human systems and working the angles. It is a part of my fallen human nature. It is a lack of faith and trust. It is a sin in my life against which I must struggle, learning to take every thought captive and making it obedient to Christ (2Cor 10:5). How…

The importance of Prayer and ministry

Though this video is on pastoral ministry and prayer, the lesson is applicable to every Christian and the ministry they do in the home, the marketplace, at fun. Wherever we may bring the Word we must pray. #Wisdom Wednesday with Dr. John Currid “What is the importance of prayer in pastoral ministry? from Reformed Theological Seminary on Vimeo.

News articles worth reading

If you want to read some well thought articles on a variety of topics.  I suggest this listing, you will get things on marriage, religious freedom, euthanasia, government and the like. I recommend these two articles: The No. 1 Social Justice imperative is Marriage The Science about Motherhood… The section on motherhood starts about 12 minutes.  I disagree with a lot…

the importance of the Word of God

from Extreme Devotion. November 14: Extreme Weapon ROMANIA: SABINA WURMBRAND Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:17 At 5:00 A.M. they heard pounding on the door and immediately knew it was a police raid. Sabina’s husband was already in prison, and she worried about the fate of her young son if she were taken…

Continue your learning

Hillsdale College is offering a series of free courses online to deepen your understanding of government, theology, economics and history.  These course look to be very stimulating.  I am going to take one on Athens and Sparta for my continued learning.  If you want to learn more and take one of these free courses, visit there site here.

To Fear or Not to Fear, that is the Question

To Fear or Not to Fear, that is the Question Recently I have become aware of my propensity to fear. I fear poverty when I am old. I fear not being liked. I fear being viewed as a failure. I fear being a bad father and causing my children to stumble and run from the faith. I fear that I am not preparing my children for real world. I fear… Fear is a bigger part of my life…