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Jesus asks one question

by Spencer DeBurgh

We encountered a powerful passage on Sunday in our ABFs. Jesus asks us one question that we cannot escape. Luke 6:46 Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I tell you?   I have been praying for you. I’m praying that this passage will impact all of us powerfully. I […]

Continue in Prayer

by Spencer DeBurgh

Let this, from Charles Spurgeon, motivate you to pray more this year.   “Continue in prayer.”Colossians 4:2 It is interesting to remark how large a portion of Sacred Writ is occupied with the subject of prayer, either in furnishing examples, enforcing precepts, or pronouncing promises. We scarcely open the Bible before we read, “Then began […]

Good Books for Gifting

by Spencer DeBurgh

If you want to get a good Christian book for a friend or family member, here are a few ideas …   Lewis on the Christian Life, Joe Rigney   I have read (and thoroughly enjoyed) almost all of the books in this series. This book is a deep dive into one of the most […]

Faith Lives in a Tent

by Spencer DeBurgh

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith, he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob. […]

Quick Prayers

by Spencer DeBurgh

We all feel that we should spend longer in prayer. But sometimes our thoughts about doing things perfectly in the future stop us from doing things in the present (imperfectly but at least doing them). Maybe you shouldn’t begin by trying to pray for an hour every day between 4-5 AM. Maybe you can start […]

Fear is Thy very touch

by Spencer DeBurgh

Here is F. W. Faber on the fear of the Lord as mentioned in Sunday’s sermon.     My fear of Thee, O Lord, exults Like life within my veins,   A fear which rightly claims to be One of love’s sacred pains.   Oh, Thou art greatly to be feared, Thou art so prompt […]

Partnership in Missions

by Spencer DeBurgh

Philippians 1:5 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you … because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.   That verse was read to us on Sunday morning. Every verse is powerful in itself. But, in this instance, the who and the why and the where of […]

Good but not Great

by Spencer DeBurgh

In a sermon about fifty years ago, A.W. Tozer described people in a striking way. He spoke of men and women in these four categories – Those who are great and good (great as in an influential leader and good as in noble and honorable personally) Those who are neither great nor good (nobody counts […]

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 […]