At Peace with God’s Provision

by Spencer DeBurgh

Psalm 23:2He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. This Verse describes a heart at peace with God’s provision – Notice the heart is at peace – it is a resting, trusting, contented heart. The Psalmist is able to lie down. He could rest in the Lord. He knew […]

Contentment

by Spencer DeBurgh

If, after yesterday’s sermon, you want to study further on the subject of Contentment —   Twenty Bible Verses to meditate on here: http://www.biblestudytools.com/topical-verses/bible-verses-about-contentment/ From John MacArthur at Grace to You: http://www.gty.org/resources/questions/QA149/what-is-the-secret-to-contentment From John Piper at Desiring God: http://www.desiringgod.org/labs/the-heart-of-fearless-contentment And here is a study group reading and commenting on Jeremiah Burroughs book The Rare Jewel […]

Take Care of Yourself by Being Selfless

by Spencer DeBurgh

From Jonathan Edward’s sermon Love is Contrary to a Selfish Spirit —   In seeking the glory of God and the good of your fellow creatures, you take the surest way to have God seek your interests and promote your welfare. — If you will devote yourself to God, as making a sacrifice of all […]

Prayer for Mercy

by Spencer DeBurgh

Take a few minutes, slow down, draw near to God and confess your sin. This meditation on Psalm 27:7 from Paul Tripp will help you. You and I need this. Every day.     “Hear my voice when I call, O Lord; be merciful to me and answer me.” (Psalm 27:7) I have no resume […]

Following up on Missions

by Spencer DeBurgh

What a great missions conference we had this last weekend! We heard and saw so much … here are some ideas for following up with prayer.   Missions – The Invested Life Making Disciples Praise and thank God for the gospel. and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and […]

He will lift me high upon a rock

by Spencer DeBurgh

This article, by Paul Tripp, should serve you well as a follow up to yesterday’s sermon. Psalm 27:5 “…he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon on rock.” We all look for it. We all refuse to live without it. We all think we’ve found it, but it […]

Meditation

by Spencer DeBurgh

In connection with the sermon on Psalm 1:2 Sunday July 3, here are a few additional resources — Articles & Videos –  https://blogs.thegospelcoalition.org/justintaylor/2015/05/15/17-ways-to-meditate-on-scripture/ http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/warm-yourself-at-the-fires-of-meditation     Books —  Praying the Bible, Donald Whitney Prayer, Timothy Keller

We are praying for you

by Spencer DeBurgh

Here is a prayer guide that we used in our recent elder meeting. We took the Scriptures from our 2 main Bible teaching times (Pulpit and ABF) and turned those passages into prayers. We love to pray for you. And there is no better way to pray for you than with the Word of God.   […]

The Divine Purpose

by Spencer DeBurgh

Horatius Bonar writing on Sturdy Doctrine and Strong Zeal in Missions–   What we need as the true stimulus to missionary action, and the true power of missionary endurance and bravery, is not the Arminian dogma of aimless benevolence, but the Calvinistic recognition of an irresistible divine purpose.   It is this that must form […]

upon a life i have not lived

by Spencer DeBurgh

  Upon a Life I have not lived, Upon a Death I did not die, Another’s Life; Another’s Death, I stake my whole eternity. Not on the tears which I have shed, Not on the sorrows I have known, Another’s tears; Another’s griefs, On these I rest, on these alone. — Horatius Bonar