Refuge in Christ’s Righteousness (Toplady)

This morning while studying the incomprehensibility of God I found this great hymn by Augustus Toplady. Based on the last stanza, it could be called "Love Incomprehensible." Here it is - it's great devotional reading for the day! 1 From thy supreme tribunal, Lord,Where justice sits severe,I to thy mercy seat appeal,And beg forgiveness there.2… Continue reading Refuge in Christ’s Righteousness (Toplady)

On Christian Love and Not Causing a Brother to Stumble (Henry)

Here is something Paul wrote to tell Christians not to use their rights or freedoms to cause other Christians to stumble: "But you must be careful so that your freedom does not cause others with a weaker conscience to stumble.  For if others see you—with your “superior knowledge”—eating in the temple of an idol, won’t… Continue reading On Christian Love and Not Causing a Brother to Stumble (Henry)

Why I Am A Christian: Freedom (Stott)

  "If the Son sets you free, you are truly free."  "So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law" (John 8:36 & Gal. 5:1 NLT).  John Stott wrote well about this  freedom we have in Christ: "The fifth reason… Continue reading Why I Am A Christian: Freedom (Stott)

Freedom in Christ (Bray)

 I recently purchased God is Love: A Biblical and Systematic Theology by Gerald Bray (which is currently on sale at Logos). While I haven't read it all, I've appreciated different aspects of it.  Here's one section on Christian liberty I read this morning that I think is worth sharing: The trouble with freedom is that there… Continue reading Freedom in Christ (Bray)

Detestation of the Diabolical Slave Traffic (Cowper)

 Most of us have heard about the great work of William Wilberforce who used his God-given gifts and talents to work towards ending the evil practice of the slave trade.  There were others, of course, who worked so diligently with Wilberforce in attaining the goal.  In fact, William Cowper was one of those who spoke… Continue reading Detestation of the Diabolical Slave Traffic (Cowper)