Suffering…as a Christian (Luther)

Many of us have read the words of 1 Peter 4:15-16 more than a few times: "If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler. However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you… Continue reading Suffering…as a Christian (Luther)

Don’t Forget about Satan! (Kuyper)

Abraham Kuyper, "To Be Near Unto God" For various reasons, sometimes Christians forget that Satan and his demonic horde really exist.  We know the stories in the Gospels where Jesus sent the demons running, but we sometimes forget the fact that Satan really prowls around like a roaring lion seeking to devour us (1 Pet 5:8).  We… Continue reading Don’t Forget about Satan! (Kuyper)

Operation Gravedigger (Guinness)

As many of our readers know, I (Shane) always enjoy reading Os Guinness.  One of his books that stands out for me is The Last Christian on Earth (the original 1983 title was The Gravedigger File).  This book is something like C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters - only better in my opinion because it deals… Continue reading Operation Gravedigger (Guinness)

God’s Word in the Straw’s Mouth

Martin Luther constantly talked about the power of God’s Word.  This theme came up in his famous hymn that we've all heard: “That Word above all earthly powers…one little Word shall fell him.”  Here’s part of a sermon Luther gave on Luke 11:14-28; in it he talked about God’s powerful Word.  Look for Luther’s excellent… Continue reading God’s Word in the Straw’s Mouth

The Adversary Never Relents

 Luther’s sermons have been a great source of comfort, joy, and help for me in my Christian life.  I love how he is clear, bold, and constantly focuses on the gospel.  Here’s one great example from a sermon in 1534.  It has to do with how Christians should handle Satan’s attacks. “All Christians face such… Continue reading The Adversary Never Relents