To Christians Who Are Suffering

One thing I try to avoid on this blog is talking about myself. I am somewhat of a private person and I don't like putting much personal information in public places like this blog. But sometimes my blog posts here are directly related to things I'm going through in my own Christian walk (e.g. joy, …

Consolation in Affliction (Calvin)

Here's one of those wonderful insights from John Calvin (d. 1564) on the Christian's consolation in affliction. If you're suffering right now or facing a difficult trial, these words will make a good Monday meditation for your Christian heart and mind. It's based on Jesus' words to the criminal on the cross ("Today you will …

On This Blog 14 Years Ago…

For various reason I was recently thinking about the first few posts I did on this blog. Andrew and I started "The Reformed Reader" back in September 2007. That makes me feel old! Anyway, here's one of the first posts from the Reformed Reader taken from exactly 14 years ago:----- Peter Eldersveld, a CRC minister …

To Christians Who Are Suffering

(This is a re-post from April, 2017. I wrote it when my family was going through a dark and heavy trial - a trial which God mercifully brought us through. I pray it is helpful to my Christian brothers/sisters out there who are currently going through a dark trial.) Some Christians suffer more than others.  …

Tears & Trials Are Not Long (McCheyne)

In a letter dated March 8, 1843, Robert Murray McCheyne was trying to console someone who was struggling with heart issues. I don't mean medical issues. Instead, this person had some spiritual heart issues such as sinfulness, struggling under trials, and the fear of man. Speaking of the trials, here's how McCheyne gave comforting words …

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