Archive for April 22nd, 2013

According to Hudson Taylor, this hymn by Ellen Goreh was the favorite hymn of missionaries who spread the gospel in China in the 1800’s. It will likely minister to you today as you read it.

In the secret of His presence how my soul delights to hide!
Oh, how precious are the lessons which I learn at Jesus’ side!
Earthly cares can never vex me, neither trials lay me low;
For when Satan comes to tempt me, to the secret place I go.
When my soul is faint and thirsty, ’neath the shadow of His wing
 There is cool and pleasant shelter, and a fresh and crystal spring;
And my Savior rests beside me, as we hold communion sweet:
If I tried, I could not utter what He says when thus we meet.
Would you like to know the sweetness of the secret of the Lord?
Go and hide beneath His shadow: this shall then be your reward;
And whene’er you leave the silence of that happy meeting place,
You must mind and bear the image of the Master in your face.
Morgan, Robert J. (2010-10-01). Near to the Heart of God: Meditations on 366 Best-Loved Hymns (Kindle Locations 2999-3003). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition

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For those of you who don’t follow me on Twitter or who aren’t on Twitter at all, I am going to experiment with posting some of my tweets in this format.  Give me some feedback if you please about this new blog addition.

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Watch “In My Seat“–the story of one pilot reflecting how 9/11 affected him and how the events serve as an illustration of the gospel.  Incredible story.

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All of these are questions people ask automatically in the midst of horrific evil and tragedies such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the Boston bombings:

  • “Why do evil things happen in the world?”
  • “Why would someone commit these heinous acts?”
  • “Where was God in all this?”
  • “Is there hope?”

Back in 2001, John MacArthur spoke with clarity and under the authority of the Word of God in his book Terrorism, Jihad and the Bible. Wyatt over at the Cripplegate recaps how MacArthur answered those questions regarding evil in this world. Read it for yourself and to help others.

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How have you been processing the Boston bombing? The killing of innocent civilians? The murder and injuring of law enforcement officers?

Tony Reinke chronicles 10 different emotions and responses his heart experienced last week.  How many of these have you shared with Tony and millions of other Christians around the country and around the world?  Click here to read a fuller description as well as biblical support for all of these responses

  • Shock
  • Vengeance
  • Prayer for the victims and the families
  • Gratitude
  • Humility
  • Awe
  • Comfort
  • More prayer for the victims and families
  • Prayer for the churches
  • Prayer for the perpetrator(s)

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