Repentance: A Wonderful Gift from God (Brooks)

In his excellent treatise called "A Cabinet of Jewels," Thomas Brooks wrote well about faith, repentance, assurance, and other related topics. This morning I was reading his section on repentance and was deeply blessed by it. Here are some excerpts that I believe are worth sharing. May they be a blessing to you as well. …

Preaching with Patience (Mc’Cheyne)

Have you ever heard an angry man preach an angry sermon? It’s usually not an edifying situation and it seems to put fuel on the fire of other people’s anger. Angry preaching makes angry people. In fact, Scripture calls preachers to preach with all patience: “Preach the word; be ready in season and out of …

The Anatomy of Your Anger – And Putting It Away (Powlison)

Some Christians have a very short fuse. Sometimes anger is one of those sins that plague Christians and makes life pretty tough for them and the people around them. There are more than a few verses in the Bible that speak against anger. Biblical wisdom notes that an angry person causes much transgression (Prov. 29:22). …

Angry Pastors and Elders!?!? (Ash)

One of the qualifications for a man to serve as an elder or pastor in Christ's church is that he must not be an angry man. If a man in the church has a hot temper or is known to explode in rage he is not elder material. If a hot-headed man wishes to become …

Ten Ways to Bless an Enemy (Welch)

Many Christians know those verses in Scripture that call us to do good to our enemies and to people who hate us. Jesus said we must love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us (Mt. 5:44). He also told us to bless people who curse us (Lk. 6:28). The Apostles echoed these teachings …

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