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 […]

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 […]