Most Glorious and Good Friday

  “It is finished.” Most glorious words spoken. Trembling, creation holds its breath as His heart gently thumps one last time. His gasping chest has ceased to demand air. No more utterances, moans or whispers from his parched and swollen mouth. Dried and crusted blood stain the ground below. Silence. All of creation had waited, anticipated this moment when those words would be spoken… that heart would make one final beat… it had been set into motion thousands of years before. With those words… sin had been conquered… the wrath of God satisfied. Christ had taken on himself…for all mankind…the penalty that he did not deserve. Creation had waited for this triumph. Abraham, taking his son, Isaac, his one and only...

When People are big and God is Small

When People are big and God is Small

When People are big and God is Small by Edward T. Welch (P&R Publishing) I use this book a lot when I counsel. Many of us have lost sight of how much we allow other people’s views to taint our perspective of God. We also allow other’s actions to have a far greater effect on our attitudes and actions than we should. In my life, the propensity of my heart has always been to please, so this book speaks to the bend of my heart.

Ablaze with His Glory

Ablaze with His Glory

Ablaze with His Glory by Del Fehsenfeld, Jr. (Life Action Ministries) If you want to be inspired and rekindle the flame of love for God, the late Del Fehsenfeld’s writings will help ignite your passion for revival. With accounts of stirring revivals in our day, the author demonstrated how revivals can bring renewal to America’s churches. A Gospel Primer for Christians Learning to see the Glories of God’s Love by Milton Vincent (Focus Publishing) To the Christian’s in Rome, the Apostle Paul says “I am eager to preach the gospel to you who are at Rome (Romans 1:15). Evidently, Christians need to hear the gospel even after conversion: A Gospel Primer for Christians is designed to help you do just that. By showing how you can preach the...

A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23

A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23

A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by Phillip Keller (Zondervan Publishing) A Shepherd doesn’t simply love his sheep, he does what is necessary to keep them healthy. Keller does a beautiful job of painting a picture of the deep and loving commitment a shepherd has over his flock. This beloved classic will give new meaning to the ageless Shepherd Psalm, enriching your trust in and love for the Lord who watches closely over you.

May friendship, encouragement and grace abound!