Category Archives: Prayer

J.I. Packer on Salvation and Repentence

This may be the best couple paragraphs J.I Packer ever wrote: To the question; ‘what must I do to be saved?‘, the old gospel replies: believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. To the further question; ‘what does it mean to … Continue reading

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Watch and Pray: Wisdom from J.C. Ryle

If you haven’t followed the coverage of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy this past week, it has been heart wrenching. People without power, entire cities under water and some dead as a result of this super storm. God, help … Continue reading

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OT Prophecies Christ Fulfilled in His Suffering, Death and Resurrection

This is not a complete list, but enough to sense how much the prophets and psalmists saw about what Christ would accomplish. I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall … Continue reading

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The Precious Promises of Christ

There are times in life when we have to fight to believe what we know to be true. We may become bogged down by the disappointments and trials of life and slip into seasons of doubting and questioning our hope. … Continue reading

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The Secret Key to Heaven (Thomas Brooks)

Last week, I bought a copy of Thomas Brooks’ The Secret Key To Heaven.   I admit I do have an affinity for the Puritans. If people are looking for me in heaven, I ‘ll probably have slipped into some … Continue reading

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A Prayer of Contentment in God

The following bit from Psalm 73:25-26 is a great statement of the writer’s high value of God and low value of everything else.  Our culture increasingly places high value on stuff and health: two things that will not be significant priorities … Continue reading

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Valley of Vision: A Disciple’s Renewal

O MY SAVIOR, help me. I am so slow to learn, so prone to forget, so weak to climb; I am in the foothills when I should be on the heights; I am pained by my graceless heart, my prayerless … Continue reading

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