Monthly Archives: August 2010

Reflections on faith that seeks God

“Has it never dawned upon us that God is valuable for His own sake, that just as personal communion is the highest thing that we know on earth, so personal communion with God is the sublimest height of all? If we value God for His own sake, then the loss of other things will draw us all the closer to Him; we shall then have recourse to Him in time of trouble as to the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.”
J. Gresham Machen, What Is Faith?, p.74, © 1925. Pub. by Wm. B. Eerdmans Pub. Co. Continue reading

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Reflections on fellowship and hospitality

What passes for fellowship in our society? For some, the closest they come to fellowship is time in a bar, with conversations lubricated with (in some, not all, cases) immoderate amounts of alcoholic beverages. . . . When is hospitality extended? In some cases it is indeed a genuine expression of friendship, but too often it is a means to an end. It can be an effort to climb a social ladder or to make sales contacts. Continue reading

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Reflections on super-abounding grace

Traditionally, in a violent town on the western frontier the arrival of the law, often in the person of a federal marshal, reduced lawlessness. After a confrontation or two the town became peaceful. Paul, however, tells you in Romans 5:20-21, … Continue reading

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