John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress was first published back in 1678 and is now second only to the Bible in the number of copies it has sold worldwide. It has even been called “the second best book in all the world.” Continue reading “Book Review: Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan”
Are you looking for a Bible to read to your child? Look no further. The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones is by far my favorite children’s Bible. Continue reading “Book Review: The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones”
“Make careful choice of the books which you read:
let the holy Scriptures ever have the preeminence.
Let Scripture be first and most in your hearts and
hands and other books be used as subservient to it. Continue reading “Richard Baxter On Reading”
In March of 2013, we had our first official conversation that we were both ready to start a family! I remember that day so clearly as tears flooded both of our eyes as we talked about feeling ready to expand our family. We shared our hearts, our expectations, embraced and prayed that God would bless and grow our family. We decided that day that in a couple months we would begin trying. Months of trying turned into a year and no baby yet. A year turned into 2 and 2 years turned into 3 and we are now coming on 4 years of trying but no baby. The excitement turned into heartache and months and years of difficulty. There were times where we thought we could be pregnant and would buy pregnancy tests only to be left disappointed by a negative result. The road of infertility is not an easy road but it has taught us to cling more closely to Jesus. It has taught us that even though “The heart of man plans his way, …the Lord establishes his steps.” Psalm 16:9 Continue reading “We’re Adopting!”
What is the CSB?
The CSB, which stands for Christian Standard Bible, is a decent translation. I am going to start using it as another reference while sermon prepping, but it will not be my primary translation. Continue reading “Premium Bibles: CSB”
In celebration of my birthday and more importantly my wedding anniversary, I would like to announce my second giveaway!! Continue reading “June Spurgeon Giveaway”
Hebrews is one of my favorite books. In this book, we see that Jesus is greater than any angel, priest, or old covenant institution. We see that Jesus is our great High Priest who is able to sympathize with our weaknesses while also being the perfect sacrifice for our sin. We see that God is our loving Father that uses the affliction in our lives to discipline us to prove that we are His children. Continue reading “John Phillip’s Exploring Hebrews”
What is the purpose of grace?
Primarily, to restore our relationship with God. When God lays the foundation of this restored relationship, by forgiving our sins as we trust his Son, he does so in order that henceforth we and he may live in fellowship. Continue reading “J.I. Packer On The Purpose of Grace”
For the last couple years my wife, Dianne, and I have been struggling with infertility. We have desperately prayed to God for a child and yet He has not given us one yet. There have been some months where we get our hopes up and are just completely devastated when the pregnancy test reads negative. Continue reading “Does God Punish Believers?”