Books I hope to read in Twenty Eleven

Posted: December 31, 2010 by Daniel in books

My readers for the new year include:

We tell of Christ crucified because…

Posted: December 17, 2010 by Daniel in Uncategorized
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…the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 1:18


Looking forward to reading this in my holidays.

Posted: December 17, 2010 by Daniel in Uncategorized
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Saved people, deeply troubled but finding relief

Posted: December 14, 2010 by Daniel in christian living
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They band together against the life of the righteous and condemn the innocent to death. But the Lord has become my stronghold, and my God the rock of my refuge.

Psalm 94:21,22

Scripture plainly taught

Posted: December 12, 2010 by Daniel in Uncategorized
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Matthew Henry on 1 Corinthians 14:15-25

There can be no assent to prayers that are not understood. A truly Christian minister will seek much more to do spiritual good to men’s souls, than to get the greatest applause to himself. This is proving himself the servant of Christ. Children are apt to be struck with novelty; but do not act like them. Christians should be like children, void of guile and malice; yet they should not be unskilful as to the word of righteousness, but only as to the arts of mischief. It is a proof that a people are forsaken of God, when he gives them up to the rule of those who teach them to worship in another language. They can never be benefitted by such teaching. Yet thus the preachers did who delivered their instructions in an unknown tongue. Would it not make Christianity ridiculous to a heathen, to hear the ministers pray or preach in a language which neither he nor the assembly understood? But if those who minister, plainly interpret Scripture, or preach the great truths and rules of the gospel, a heathen or unlearned person might become a convert to Christianity. His conscience might be touched, the secrets of his heart might be revealed to him, and so he might be brought to confess his guilt, and to own that God was present in the assembly. Scripture truth, plainly and duly taught, has a wonderful power to awaken the conscience and touch the heart.

A cry for help in telling the gospel

Posted: December 12, 2010 by Daniel in Uncategorized
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“Fill me oh lord with your Holy Spirit. May I be a gospel saturated soul. Grant me maximum impact as your love and grace compels me toward others.”

“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?”

Isaiah 58: 6,7 ESV

Hospitality builds friendship like nothing else. Friendship is the basis from which all Christians can share the gospel. All this is nothing, of course, without God working in people’s lives. Through Christ there is pardon for sinners and freedom from slavery to sin. From our part then, in and before all this must be fervent prayer.

Posted: December 11, 2010 by Daniel in Hospitality Evangelism
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