Have holy conversations

Wednesdays with Watson is a weekly reading taken from my favorite Puritan writer, Thomas Watson.  This week’s selection is from The Great Gain of Godliness. Christians, when they meet together, should use holy conference.…Have not you matter enough in the Word to furnish you with something to say? Let me suggest a few things to […]

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Sermon: The Weightiness of Sin, Pt. 3

“The Weightiness of Sin” Pt. 3 Romans 3:13-14 August 7, 2016 A blog that I occasionally read recently published, “50+ Old Fashioned Insults We Should Bring Back.” In the author’s estimation, we have lost the ability to insult others in “clever, nuanced, descriptive, and… amusing” ways. So he made an appeal to reincorporate some older […]

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The tongue is a fire

Paul, a friend in seminary, once told of a remarkable junior high adventure. It seems that one summer afternoon he and a friend went prowling through the attic in Paul’s house. There they found a trunk with a few mementos from his father’s career in the military — helmets, hats, uniforms, papers, hand grenades.…Yes, hand […]

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The Word of life

I’ve been sick on a pretty regular basis — I’ve gotten a hold of the same “bug” too many times.  I have been known to have a good case of the “not-so-holy grumbles.”  Have you ever had them?  At the time, it seems to feel good to grumble about: hot (or cold, depending on where […]

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Tongue control

A seminary classmate of mine told of a teenage adventure he had with a buddy one summer afternoon.  They were prowling through the attic when they came upon a box filled with the leftovers of his father’s military career.  Towards the bottom of the box, they found two hand grenades — pins still in place […]

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