Thursday, June 26, 2008

Looking Back - Octavius Winslow

"So completely was Jesus bent upon saving sinners by the sacrifice of Himself, He created the tree upon which He was to die, and nurtured from infancy the men who were to nail Him to the accursed wood."

~ Octavius Winslow, The Foot of the Cross

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

My sermons are going online

We have a web site with my sermons and I have begun uploading some of them. I will slowly keep adding more. You can get to the site here.

Here is one I gave on the problem of lust and pornography in relationship to the 7th Commandment.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Paradox

John 1:14
"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth."

“The paradox is amazing. The Creator assumed the human frailty of his creatures. The Eternal One entered time. The all-powerful made himself vulnerable. The all-holy exposed himself to temptation. And in the end the immortal died.”

~ John Stott, The Incomparable Christ

Looking Back - Law and Grace

"The alternative to law is not grace; it is lawlessness."

~ R. J. Rushdoony

Monday, June 23, 2008

Arthur W. Pink on False Prophets

“False prophets are to be found in the circles of the most orthodox, and they pretend to have a fervent love for souls, yet they fatally delude multitudes concerning the way of salvation. The pulpit, platform, and pamphlet hucksters have wantonly lowered the standard of divine holiness and so adulterated the Gospel in order to make it palatable to the carnal mind.”

“Any preacher who rejects God’s law, who denies repentance to be a condition of salvation, who assures the giddy and godless that they are loved by God, who declares that saving faith is nothing more than an act of the will which every person has the power to perform is a false prophet and should be shunned as a deadly plague”

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Looking Back - “The fieriness of fire”

"I do not think there is anyone who takes quite such a fierce pleasure in things being themselves as I do. The startling wetness of water excites and intoxicates me: the fieriness of fire, the steeliness of steel, the unutterable muddiness of mud. It is just the same with people. . . When we call a man “manly” or a woman “womanly” we touch the deepest philosophy."

~G. K. Chesterton – Letter to Frances [later his wife] (1899).

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Human Tetris

This has been around for a while but I thought I would post it anyway for those who missed it.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Looking Back - Unity at the Cost of Truth

"Just as in the days of the Apostles, so at this day we are forced to hear from certain denominations that we (by our obstinacy to adhere to the truth) do offend against love and unity in the churches, because we reject their doctrine. It would be better (they say) that we should let it pass, especially since the doctrine in dispute is what they call ‘non-essential’, and, therefore (they say) to stir up so great a discord and contention in the church over one or two doctrines (and those not the most important ones) is ‘unfruitful’ and ‘unnecessary’. To this I reply: Cursed be that love and unity which cannot be preserved except at the peril of the word of God."

~ Martin Luther


Michael Horton - "We cannot find God for the same reason a thief cannot find a police officer."

Rom 3:11 - "no one understands; no one seeks for God."

Friday, June 06, 2008

"Punished" Obama

Logan, the Sky Angel Cowboy

Monday, June 02, 2008

Top ten reasons why the Reformed Theologian did not cross the road:

10. A woman already crossed, and he would be in sin if he followed

9. The road is not safe if it wasn’t built between 1500-1700 AD

8. He believes that “road crossing” has ceased

7. The crossing guard was only helping people cross from one side, so he suspiciously thought he was denying double pre-destination

6. Romans 9 says nothing about crossing roads

5. The “Walk” sign was gender neutral

4. The road was called Tiber Ave

3. John Wesley said that God’s prevenient grace would pave the way, but he had to take the steps himself

2. He wasn’t elected to cross before the foundation of the road

1. Piper said that God is most glorified when we are most satisfied where we are

Looking Back - Bitter & Sweet

"A broken heart and a broken Christ do well agree. The more bitterness we taste in sin the more sweetness we shall taste in Christ."

~ Thomas Watson