Hunger for His Word

Total Dependance on God’s Words

Posted by on Apr 22, 2010 in J.C. Ryle, Quotes | 0 comments

There must be a real heartfelt belief that God’s promises are sure and to be depended on – a real belief that what God says in the Bible is all true and that every doctrine contrary to this is false, whatever anyone may say. There must be a real belief that all God’s words are to be received, however hard and disagreeable to flesh and blood, and that His way is right and all others wrong. This there must be, or you will never come out from the world, take up the cross, follow Christ and be saved.

~ J.C. Ryle

Holiness: Its Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties, and Roots, “Moses: An Example”, [Moscow, ID: Charles Nolan Publishing, 2001], 173.

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O stand amazed at His free grace!

Posted by on Apr 19, 2010 in Grace Gems, Thomas Sherman | 0 comments

O precious saint! Three questions call for your answer:
1. What were you?
2. What are you?
3. What shall you be?

1. What were you?
Dead in your transgressions and sins,
a rebel to your God,
a prodigal to your Father,
a slave to your lust,
the devil’s captive,
on the highway to hell.

2. What are you?
Redeemed by Christ,
a royal child of God,
the spouse of Christ,
the temple of the Holy Spirit,
the heir of a priceless eternal inheritance!

3. What shall you be?
A glorious saint,
a companion of angels,
a triumphant victor,
a crowned king,
an attendant on the Lamb,
a participant in those soul-ravishing and ineffable excellencies that are in God! You shall behold the King of Glory face to face–and enjoy immediate communion with Jesus Christ! Nay more, you are made one with Him:
clothed with His excellencies,
enthroned with His glories,
crowned with His eternity,
and filled with His felicity!

“No eye has seen,
no ear has heard, and
no mind has imagined . . .
what God has prepared for those who love Him!”
1 Corinthians 2:9

O stand amazed at His free grace–and render all the glory to God!

(Thomas Sherman, “Divine Breathings; Or, a Pious Soul Thirsting after Christ”)

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Homeschooling for the Rest of Us

Posted by on Apr 15, 2010 in Books | 0 comments

Hey guys!  I just came across this book on Discerning Reader.  It got a recommended review and I know a lot of my readers are homeschoolers and figured I’d share this resource with yo all!  It’s called “Homeschooling for the Rest of Us” by Sonya Haskin.  I hope you all enjoy it! 🙂

Product Description:

Homeschooling parents are under great pressure. Besides trying to balance teaching responsibilities and family life, they often face unrealistic expectations from relatives, churches, other homeschoolers, and society at large. Even parents considering homeschooling sense the need to be perfect. Sonya Haskins doesn’t want any more families to give up on homeschooling. In this book she shares affirming stories and practical ideas from dozens of everyday families who successfully deal with cluttered schedules, academic struggles, sibling squabbles, and other real-life issues. Instead of learning a one-size-fits-all approach, readers will discover how to evaluate their own family’s strengths and weaknesses and set their own goals for success.

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The Christian’s choice

Posted by on Apr 14, 2010 in Grace Gems, Thomas Sherman | 0 comments

“Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless!” Ecclesiastes 1:2

I am frail–and the world is fleeting; but
my soul is immortal–and God is eternal.

If I choose earthly pleasures–I shall reap nothing but vanity and dissatisfaction.

If I aim at mammon, the god of this world–then shall I resemble the rich fool, who, for earthly gain, sacrificed his immortal soul; and, in consequence, went to eternal perdition!

But if I choose God for my portion, then mercy and goodness shall follow me while I live–and glory and eternal pleasure shall crown me when I die!

I will therefore now forsake that which I shall soon lose,

so that I may embrace that which I shall always enjoy!

You reveal the path of life to me; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are eternal pleasures!” Psalm 16:11

(Thomas Sherman, “Divine Breathings; Or, a Pious Soul Thirsting after Christ”)

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New David L. Ward Album Announced!

Posted by on Apr 9, 2010 in Music, News, Reformed Praise | 0 comments

David L. Ward, who is the talented artist from the album titled “Cross-Centered Worship” and runs Reformed Praise, just announced that he is going to be producing a second album!  The songs planed for the album are the following:

A couple of “bonus” tracks they might record:

I don’t know about you, but I am excited for this new album!  Be sure to read David’s article for details and find out how you can help.

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