Meditation: The Food of Your Souls (Brooks)

Psalm 119:15 has been on my mind today: "I will meditate on Your precepts / And regard Your ways" (NASB). In preparation for a short sermon series on biblical meditation I've come across some very helpful resources on the topic. For the next few weeks I'll try to remember to share some here. For today,… Continue reading Meditation: The Food of Your Souls (Brooks)

Much We Need Thy Tender Care (Brooks)

We know that God cares for his people. We're called to cast all our anxieties on the Lord, because he cares for us (1 Pet. 5:7). He's mindful of his children (Ps. 40:6). It's very clear throughout Scripture that the children of God are cared for! In his booklet "A Heavenly Cordial", Thomas Brooks gave… Continue reading Much We Need Thy Tender Care (Brooks)

Am I A Christian? Doubts and Grace (Brooks)

 One normal but difficult part of the Christian life is when doubts arise and a person wonders whether he or she is truly a Christian.  When Christians struggle with sin, lack strong feelings for the things of God, or find it difficult to pray and read Scripture, doubts creep up.  "Am I really a Christian?"… Continue reading Am I A Christian? Doubts and Grace (Brooks)

Judge Not the Lord by Feeble Sense (Feelings and Faith)

 The way we react or respond to the gospel is not the gospel.  My feelings and emotions about Christ are not good news.  The empty tomb does not depend upon how much I treasure Jesus.  My delighting in Christ is not at the heart of the apostolic preaching of the cross.  The level of my… Continue reading Judge Not the Lord by Feeble Sense (Feelings and Faith)

No Reason to Complain (Brooks)

When we face trials and afflictions, sometimes we complain.  We grumble why such and such is happening to us, we complain that other people deserve the trial, or we murmur at the pain and hardship of it all.  Even mature Christians sometimes grumble when trials come.  If the trial is really difficult, it's hard not… Continue reading No Reason to Complain (Brooks)