The Most Critical Need of This Hour | A. W. Tozer

Tozer concludes his marvelous little introduction to the attributes of God, The Knowledge of the Holy, with a chapter titled “The Open Secret.” Below are the opening three paragraphs. Notice particularly as you read how he declares that the need of the church to know God must begin with the individual. Do you wish to …

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Standing as Priests

Last Sunday, I preached about Paul’s fourfold command to stand in Ephesians 6:10-14. In that sermon, I presented three large implications for standing firm against the schemes of the devil and for withstanding the cosmic powers over this present darkness. Within the second of those points, I cited Hebrews 10:11-14, which presents pointed contrast between …

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Heaven Taken by Storm

Hearing the Word & Prayer | Chapters 4-5

We are continuing to read through Heaven Taken by Storm together. You can find our reading plan and links to previous posts here. Chapter Four Outline The great devotion required to properly hear the Word.A description of those who don’t hear the Word diligently.They scarcely mind what is said.They hear in a dull, drowsy manner.Considerations …

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Notebook Scribbles (ii)

This is part two of sharing some various ponderings that I've scribbled into Evernote. As with part one, I present them in hope of stirring with you further ponderings. If the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever, then Heaven shall be the fulfillment of our very being. Hell, however, …

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Him Who Sits on the Throne

The Holiness of God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsyYFMS6YAM Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness;tremble before him, all the earth! Psalm 96:9 ESV In Isaiah 6:1-7, we read the following account of the prophet: In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled …

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Jude’s Doxology | Jude 24-25

This sermon was originally preached in 2014. Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and …

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We Do Not Wrestle Against Flesh & Blood | Ephesians 6:12

DOWNLOAD PDF For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12 ESV With the word finally of verse 10, the Apostle Paul draws us into the concluding third …

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Him Who Sits on the Throne

The Patience of God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egwHbkiIkRU The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.  Psalm 103:8 ESV  The conquest of Canaan seems quite barbaric through modern eyes. Under the leadership of Joshua, Moses’ successor, the Israelites ceased their forty-year wandering through the wilderness and entered the land that God promised to their ancestor Abraham. Of course, …

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Short Quotes for Deep Thinking

A couple of weeks ago, I shared some of my notebook scribbles that I jot down via Evernote. Although the following nuggets of wisdom also derive from one of my Evernote files, they more importantly come from great minds and zealous hearts throughout church history. These are quite simply a handful of some my favorite …

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Heaven Taken by Storm

Parting Counsels | A Sermon by Thomas Watson

In place of my regular Monday sermon notes (because I didn't preach yesterday), I've recorded a reading of a sermon by Thomas Watson, who I introduced last week. Titled "Parting Counsels", Watson delivered this message to his church after the Act of Uniformity ejected him from the pastorate. The best place to read this and …

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