Tag Archive | Encouragement
ABSOLUTE Predestination I just finished reading Jerome Zanchius’ book that a dear brother was so kind to give me. Wow! I wept and rejoiced and thanked the Lord for faithful men who have gone before. Thanks be unto God for the dear brother who worked to bring this book back to life. Absolute Predestination is […]
Here is the fifth in a series on Pastoral Theology from Reformed Baptist Seminary. This is the third message from Bob Selph and deals with shepherding the flock and starts with 2 Timothy 4. This is an epistle that was written to be an encouragement from Paul to Timothy, and serves to encourage elders and […]
“I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith […]
Dear Friends, I would like to share a very special letter that I received this past Sunday. By brief word of explanation, this came from a young man around 28 years old who was recently converted out of Is1am. His entire family, with the exception of one brother, all remain Mus1ims at this time. Because […]
Here’s the opening to a great little article on a matter we’ve been lamenting for years: Many Christians tend to hang out a lot with unsaved friends for the sake of “winning” them to Christ. (Unsaved girlfriends, boyfriends, club-buddies, former smokin’-buddies, co-workers, etc.) They often say that their plan is to “let their light shine”. […]
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The Christian life is supposed to be one marked by sanctification and spiritual growth, but far too many in church–after years of being a Christian–are no further along in their faith than day one. Essentially they are still nursing on milk when they should be eating meat. Churches too often make excuses for this lack […]
A sober reminder to be aware of how we react to others in our life (and in the blogosphere), of which I am oftentimes the chiefest of sinners. Source: Providence Chapel
I wanted to share with the readers of DefCon how thoroughly thrilled my wife and I are about Samaritan Ministries. As an alternative to the high cost of secular insurance companies (many of which fund practices opposed to Christianity), Samaritan Ministries helps Christian families cover medical expenses by use of a network of contributors (members). […]
Let all the earth fear the LORD; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. – Psalm 33:8
We are pleased to continue the Saturday Sermon Series again. This is the final (part 20) in a series of twenty messages from John 17. It was sovereignly delivered by Akash Sant Singh, who is one of the elders at Community Bible Church in Reno, Nevada. May it bring conviction to each of us as […]
We are pleased to continue the Saturday Sermon Series again. This is the eighteenth in a series of twenty messages from John 17. It was sovereignly delivered by Akash Sant Singh, who is one of the elders at Community Bible Church in Reno, Nevada. May it bring conviction to each of us as we realize […]
Today marks the 234th anniversary of our nation’s birth, but this occasion brings to mind two problems that I see within Christendom; both of which have the same solution. Firstly, why do we (every year at this time) feel the need to mix nationalism with the church? On this Sunday, Christians will be running from […]
“For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among the nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.” – Amos 9:9 Every sifting comes by divine command and permission. Satan must ask leave before he can lay a finger upon […]
I suppose I’ll be the first to start this season’s music off with my all-time favorite Christmas song. This is a beautiful rendition by Christina Sonnemann. O come, O come, Emmanuel And ransom captive Israel That mourns in lonely exile here Until the Son of God appear Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O […]
Nate’s back with another powerful, must-see video. You can also download the audio version of this video by right-clicking here. _____________________________________________________________________ See Nate’s other warning for the church here. See also A Test: Are you Loving or Unloving?
I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock . . . – Acts 20:29 Source: Africa Center for Apologetics Research ____________________________________________________________ See related posts: Charismania unrestrained: Africa’s witch children The Hell-bound false prophetess Helen Ukpabio of Liberty Gospel Church in Nigeria Sam and Esther: The least […]
Have a blessed Lord’s Day.
When God spoke out of heaven to our Lord, self-centered men who heard it explained it by natural causes: they said, `It thundered.’ This habit of explaining the Voice by appeals to natural law is at the very root of modern science. In the living breathing cosmos there is a mysterious Something, too wonderful, too […]
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.” (Deut. 6:5). By the grace of God, David Brainerd obeyed this first and great commandment. He prayed with sacrificial passion, pursued perfect holiness and called sinners to repentance; all because he fervently loved the Lord […]
The Duggar’s have just welcomed their 18th child. If you do not know who the Duggar family is, I encourage you to check out their website. They are an encouragement to all Christian households and an example of God’s plan and design for the Christian family. And for those of you Christians who look down […]
A beautiful rendition.
DefCon deals with defending the Christian faith from a virtual cornucopia of heresy, damnable lies, false teaching, cults, and the lukewarm status quo which is running rampant throughout most American churches. But I wanted to take a moment to not only recognize those pastors out there who have refused to compromise, but I wanted to […]
Thou art my hope in the day of evil (Jeremiah 17:17) The path of the Christian is not always bright with sunshine; he has his seasons of darkness and of storm. True, it is written in God’s Word, “Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace;” and it is a great […]
I wanted to share with you a fantastic open letter written by Ingrid Schuleter that I encourage you all to read. I can think of a few churches that should receive this letter. Wanted: An Old Fashioned Church To Whom it May Concern: I’m looking for a good Christian church. I don’t want to sing […]
A beautiful song of encouragement by Laura Story for you this Lord’s day.