Nothing less than the end and death of self

“Until a humility which will rest in nothing less than the end and death of self; which gives up all the honor of men as Jesus did, to seek the honor that comes from God alone; which absolutely makes and counts itself nothing, that God may be all, that the Lord alone may be exalted, … Read More

God keeps us from wreckage

Don’t know the author of the quote, but I feel what he says. “Through all of the brokenness and weariness that wears and tears on the human heart, the love of God keeps us from wreckage. The ship may rock heavy against the tide, but Hallelujah, He remains in control and we remain in Him, … Read More

A Methodist on Singing

Johnny Polk shared this in an email, Adam Clarke’s Commentary on Colossians 3:16: “The singing which is here recommended is widely different from what is commonly used in most Christian congregations; a congeries of unmeaning sounds, associated to bundles of nonsensical, and often ridiculous, repetitions, which at once both deprave and disgrace the Church of … Read More

Truth and love

Mr. Barclay, again, on the beginning of 2 John: (i) Christian truth tells us the way in which we ought to love. Agape (Greek #26) is the word for Christian love. Agape (Greek #26) is not passion with its ebb and flow, its flicker and its flame; nor is it an easy-going and indulgent sentimentalism. … Read More

The sin resulting in death

Would you say this is a decent statement by Wm. Barclay of what John calls the “sin unto death” in 1Jn 5.16-17? It is a fact of experience that there are two kinds of sinners. On the one hand, there is the man who may be said to sin against his will; he sins because … Read More

Eternal life in Christ

In God there is peace and, therefore, eternal life means serenity. It means a life liberated from the fears which haunt the human situation. In God there is power and, therefore, eternal life means the defeat of frustration. It means a life filled with the power of God and, therefore, victorious over circumstance. In God … Read More

Innovate then accuse

“… the ‘progressives’ innovate on teaching and conduct and thus start the schism, and then accuse the ‘conservatives’ of drawing lines and promoting schism instead of agreeing to disagree.” —D.A. Carson “Our” progressives are doing the same, blaming the faithful for being divisive. Much like Ahab accusing Elijah in 1 Kgs 18.17-18.

I agree with this

“There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” —Jane Austen Except when you need to get out for a change of scenery. Just now and again.