Proclaim and Offer

“God commissioned His ministers to proclaim and offer this covenant of grace to all people, and to earnestly entreat them to accept it and be reconciled to Him; no one is excluded.” Richard Baxter “For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches onContinue reading “Proclaim and Offer”

His Merits, Not Ours

“Upon His own merits, Christ has enacted a law—or covenant—of grace, forgiving all sin and freely giving everlasting life to all who will believe and accept it, so that all their sins are continually pardoned by the terms of this covenant.” The fact of the matter is, that the forgiving of our sins has alwaysContinue reading “His Merits, Not Ours”

A Month of Wisdom From Richard Baxter

During the month of April, I had the pleasure of reading “Depression, Anxiety, and the Christian Life: Practical Wisdom from Richard Baxter.” There have been many impactful bits of wisdom, but none more than the thirty-one “Truths about God’s Grace.” It is the beginning of May 2022, and I thought that I would list oneContinue reading “A Month of Wisdom From Richard Baxter”

Can a Christian Rejoice in Heaviness?

A Sermon Illustration by Charles Haddon Spurgeon 1 Peter 1:6 – In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials When confronted with a verse like this, I often sit back, pray, and digest the text.  Rejoicing in the midst of trials is foreign toContinue reading “Can a Christian Rejoice in Heaviness?”

The Stout Scot

The life of John Knox can only be defined as “extraordinary.”  He was born around the year 1514 and died in November 24, 1572.  He was raised in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland, located about fifteen miles from Edinburgh.  His early education took place at the Haddington Grammar School and in 1536 he obtained his M.A.Continue reading “The Stout Scot”