Did Paul Actually Think of Himself as the “Chief” of Sinners?

“The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief” (1 Timothy 1:15). We have all heard it and perhaps we have even said it ourselves.  “I am the worst cook…”  “I am the worst organizer…”  “I am the worst preacher…”  […]

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Our Wisest Plans and Best Endeavors

I found the following letter from John Newton (the writer of the famous hymn, Amazing Grace) very inspiring, challenging and encouraging.  It’s full of sound, practical and biblical wisdom.  Very good for the soul’s nourishment and growth in sanctification.  I commend it to you.  Here it is: We are disciples–Jesus is our Master.  The world […]

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True patriotism! A Letter to Pastors from John Newton

Dear friend, Allow me to say, that it excites both my wonder and concern, that a Christian minister such as yourself, should think it worth his while to attempt political reforms. When I look around upon the present state of the nation, such an attempt appears to me, to be no less vain and foolish, than it would […]

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Amazing Grace in the Life of William Wilberforce

In my previous post, I wrote of the importance of reading Christian biographies.  What I plan to do over the next few days is to share some of the biographies which the Lord has used to inspire, challenge and teach me over the years.  Typically, I will do this every Monday, but for this week, […]

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