Tell your friends to be hard on you to help you

by Spencer DeBurgh

  From the book John Wesley on the Christian life by Fred Sanders This paragraph is what John Wesley said to his good friends. I share it so that you can make a similar paragraph and share it with your close friends… “Speak to me, in love, whatever thou believest to be for my soul’s […]

Six Questions to help you help others —

by Spencer DeBurgh

Questions to consider so that you can consider how to help others toward love and good deeds (Hebrews 10:24).   How can I help them with an immediate need (a ride, a meal, help) How can I pray for them? (maybe they shared one in ABF, maybe I need to ask them) How can I […]

What are we waiting for?

by Spencer DeBurgh

We had a great church picnic yesterday, filled with love, joy, worship, fun, and bad rainy weather. The sermon was all about the Return of Christ as the hope of the church. Here are the four Scriptures from the sermon. Use them for your meditation this week.   Titus 2:11–14 [11] For the grace of God […]

Drawing near to God

by Spencer DeBurgh

  The Christian life is about drawing near to God. We are saved into fellowship with God, friendship with God, into wonderful communion with Him. To draw near to God is your greatest good. Do you  think about life like that? What if you did? Have you forgotten your reason for living? The chief end […]

I H8 2 W8

by Spencer DeBurgh

Does God have you in a time of waiting? There are two ways to wait – impatiently or patiently, angrily or peacefully, anxiously or trustingly. Which one are you more familiar with? And how can you begin to wait more patiently?   Hebrews 6:15 And Abraham, having patiently waited, obtained the promise.   How can […]

Hebrews 4:12-16

by Spencer DeBurgh

F B Meyer beautifully describes how and why the comforting truth of Hebrews 4:14-16 follows the convicting truth of Hebrews 4:12-13…   We deceive man, and sometimes ourselves; but not our great High-Priest. He sees all, that secret sin; that lurking enmity; that closed chamber; that hidden burglar; that masked assassin; that stowaway; that declension […]

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 […]