HOPE BEYOND THE GRAVE WHEN A FRIEND DIES

JIM KENDALL (1967-2015) VERSE 1  It is not death to die To leave this weary road And join the saints who dwell on high Who’ve found their home with God It is not death to close The eyes long dimmed by tears And wake in joy before Your throne Delivered from our fears CHORUS OContinue reading “HOPE BEYOND THE GRAVE WHEN A FRIEND DIES”

FINISHING OUR COURSE WITH JOY: Guidance From God For Engaging With Our Aging – J.I. Packer (2014)

Getting old is something everyone can relate to.  But at eighty-eight years of age, J.I. Packer is uniquely qualified to share biblical principles that concern the subject of aging. Most people know that Dr. Packer is a first-rate theologian who has influenced untold thousands of people over the years.  Packer shares his God-given gifts andContinue reading “FINISHING OUR COURSE WITH JOY: Guidance From God For Engaging With Our Aging – J.I. Packer (2014)”

A GOSPEL PRIMER – Milton Vincent (2008)

A Gospel Primer by Milton Vincent is a straightforward book that describes the essence of the gospel.  The author argues that the gospel must be rehearsed on a consistent basis.  Indeed, we must preach the gospel to ourselves every day. “Preaching the gospel to myself is a great way to keep God’s amazing love beforeContinue reading “A GOSPEL PRIMER – Milton Vincent (2008)”

A SIMPLE WAY TO PRAY – Archie Parrish (2011)

The Kindle edition of A Simple Way to Pray by Archie Parrish is a welcome complement to the growing amount of Reformed literature. Luther spells out his approach to prayer as he approaches the Ten Commandments, Lord’s Prayer, and Apostles’ Creed: “Take care not to undertake … so much that one becomes weary in spiritContinue reading “A SIMPLE WAY TO PRAY – Archie Parrish (2011)”

A STALWART OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH: JOHN STOTT (1921-2011)

On July 27, 2011 one of the stalwarts of the Christian faith, John Stott went to be with the Lord. I credit Dr. Stott with instilling an early love for theology.  His book, The Cross of Christ (1986) is one of the first serious books I read as a Bible College student.  I’ll never forgetContinue reading “A STALWART OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH: JOHN STOTT (1921-2011)”