“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Ro. 5:8).
Today, I thought I should share how the LORD opened my eyes to His glorious grace in Christ. I was nine years old. I remember vividly what happened. I picked up a small gospel tract in my Dad’s study. My father is a Gospel Minister as well. He has been since before I was born. So being born in a pastor’s home, the seed of the Gospel was planted in my heart from a very young age. I loved going to church with my parents every Sunday and at any other time there was something going on at the church. I loved the daily family times of prayer which we used to have as a family throughout all the years, I was growing up at home. I loved to pray! I loved the Word of God! I loved the church! For the most part, I was a good kid (not perfect by any stretch of imagination). I was doing well in school and was well-behaved at home most of the time. Continue reading
“When God calls a man or woman His calling never leave that person where they found him. If the calling God speaks to you and calls you and you try and stand still, you will not be standing still, you will be going backwards. You will fall on you will either believe and obey or you will be making a forlorn attempt to stand still – you will discover that you are going in the opposite direction.” – Alistair Begg.
Listen to Alistair Begg speaking about this in his message entitled, Grace and Forgiveness.
I found this message from Alistair Begg very encouraging and true to God’s Word. How wonderful it is to know that the LORD calls even those who are outcasts, despised and rejected and transforms them into holy vessels for the Master’s use. Praise be to His holy Name!
The results of our teaching are entirely God’s business. But it is our business to be as prepared as possible. This not only means that we must know our subject, but that we must be spiritually-minded and intentional. The following are questions to ask yourself before you teach others: Continue reading
Listen to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Julius B. Gay Lecture at Southern Baptist Seminary here, and listen to his lecture to a Christian Ethics class here.