Today's post is by a friend, Dave McCarty. He tells it like it is. Unedited. Unvarnished. The way I need it. Be warned. You can't chug this stuff. It is for sippin'. Slowly. Let it process. Settle. And let the Spirit work renewal in your heart. His work for his glory and our joy. Anyway, … Continue reading It is Impossible to Really Know Jesus, Unless
You know the classic story by Dickens, A Christmas Carol. The main character, Ebenezer Scrooge, is a life-long miser. Unmarried. No children. No friends. But lots of money. Loving his fortune, he keeps a close eye on "the books," making sure that there is no decrease in his personal wealth. When approached with the greeting, … Continue reading What Happened to Scrooge?
If you, like me, have been made freshly aware of and broken over the wretchedness of your sin, the video below from Ray Cortese is for you. If you, like me, are or have been in a state of blindness concerning your self-righteouss pride and hardness of heart, this message will not make sense now … Continue reading Freshly Broken
In Matthew 11, Jesus makes an invitation that seems custom made for this time of year. 28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for … Continue reading The Weary World Rejoices
"Christ died for the ungodly." The Apostle Paul, Romans 5:6b In his wonderful little book, All of Grace, Charles Spurgeon tells this moving story (pp. 18-19 in the Whitaker House version). "Do not attempt to touch yourself up and make yourself something other than what you really are. Come as you are to Him who justifies … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Dress Up for Jesus