It is always a blessing to find examples of men who finished well….
endurance — Tag Archive
After many years of ministry to men, it is clear to me how simple men are. They all struggle with the same basic things. That’s one thing I like about working with men. Men are not complex. I have come across several summaries of the things that kill men off….
In a piece called The Acceptable Sacrifice, John Bunyan delivers several warnings on living the Christian life. Here is one of those warnings….
Lust! From it, I’ve seen joy evaporate; men unable to pray anymore; men destroyed; marriages broken; churches wrecked….
Same Journey – Different Results. They left at the same time, but one would return and the other would perish. This is the story of personal life, family life, church life, and business life. It matters how you proceed. Here is a dramatic example: the 1911 Antarctic expedition led by Roald Amundsen and Robert Scott. The destination of both men was the South Pole, but the results of their two journeys were radically different.
I have always marveled at the ways God favors His people in terms of health and happiness. In Exodus 8:23, this principle is affirmed, “I will make a difference between My people and your people.” This is the unfair advantage.
In a piece called “the Acceptable Sacrifice,” John Bunyan delivers several warnings on living the Christian life….
Lust! From it, I’ve seen joy evaporate; men unable to pray anymore; men destroyed; marriages broken; churches wrecked. Cotton Mather writes with passion and clarity in Magnalia Christi Americana about the devastating thundering of God’s judgment upon lust running free….
While it is a natural reaction to be downcast, it really is not right for us to linger there. It is important to be feasting instead of fasting on Thanksgiving Day. One of the blessings of God for His people is that He not only calls us to acknowledge the evil but also to praise the good….
Join me next week in Pensacola, FL for a family conference at Mt. Zion Bible Church….
Now having some time to reflect on the White Unto Harvest conference I attended last weekend, I thought a few written thoughts were in order….
hardship struck three of my friends. As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, R.C. Sproul Jr. lost his teenage daughter. Right after that, my fellow elder, Dan Horn, and his family along with two young men were in a devastating car crash in Maryland, and Dan was quickly flown to the Shock and Trauma Center of University Hospital in Baltimore….
My dear brother, who has been through more heartache and life-altering tragedy than any one single person I have ever personally known, has yet again lost one of his beloved ones. In the ten years I have known him, the Lord has brought him through repeated measures of the harshness …
After companionship with a fellow Englishman, Livingstone, who in the past preferred to be alone, was thoroughly homesick. The fifth day after Stanley’s departure was his 59th birthday, and he made this entry in his journal…