5.31.2012

Never Cease to Sing the Gospel to the Deaf

Let us rehearse the mercies of Jesus often in the presence of discouraged people. Let us point them again and again to the blood of Jesus. Don't make your mercy to the downcast contingent on quick results. Keep soaking him in the "benevolence, mercy, goodness, and sympathy" of Jesus and "the sufficiency of the atonement" and "the fullness and completeness of Christ's justification." Yes, he may say that these are all wonderful in themselves, but that they do not belong to him. To this you say, "Doubt your despairing thoughts...yours is to listen to Jesus." Then go on telling him the glories of Christ and his all-sufficient sacrifice for sin. Pray that in God's time these truths may yet be given the power to awaken hope and beget a spirit of adoption. -John Piper

5.25.2012

Nothing Little in God

"The mercy of God."
Psalm 52:8

Meditate a little on this mercy of the Lord. It is tender mercy. With gentle, loving touch, He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. He is as gracious in the manner of His mercy as in the matter of it. It is great mercy. There is nothing little in God; His mercy is like Himself -- it is infinite. You cannot measure it. His mercy is so great that it forgives great sins to great sinners, after great lengths of time, and then gives great favours and great privileges, and raises us up to great enjoyments in the great heaven of the great God. -Charles Spurgeon

5.14.2012

Summer Book Clubs

Sign ups have now begun for Summer Book Clubs! You will find all pertinent information, including sign ups, to the left under the heading: Just So You Know. This year's book club list includes 17 studies which are rich with truths to refresh and encourage. We hope you'll be able to participate!