Today is New Year’s Eve. People the world over are anticipating the beginning of a new calendar year. As 2011 makes its debut, many people have revived hopes of a new beginning. Many others will welcome 2011 with intense celebrations that morph into blurry hangovers. Many resolutions will be made, but few will be kept. New calendars will be hung. For some, hope will abound, and for others depression will remain. Many will put their faith in a ball that falls in Times Square—they will cling to the hope that this year will really be different. This is what is old about New Year’s Eve. Perhaps this is why the celebrations are so extravagant; people hoping against hope that things […]
Today, December 28th, Brian Hedges, author of Christ Formed in You, will be interviewed on the Knowing the Truth radio program. The program’s host is Pastor Kevin Boling. Kevin’s show has received wide acclaim for its commitment to biblical truth. You can listen to the show live between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. or you can listen to the broadcast later on at Sermon Audio. The live show will be available on the internet world-wide. To listen after the live broadcast: http://www.sermonaudio.com/new_details3.asp?ID=27288
Justin Taylor has posted a link with a beautiful rendition of the Wexford Carol. This carol dates from the 12th Century. Justin continues to provide a wonderful service to the Christian community through his blog. Here is the link. Thanks for being a part of the blog and the Shepherd Press community.
The Herein is Love Commentary Set by Nancy Ganz is available this week for only $23.00! That is a 50% discount for all 4 volumes in the series. This set is a wonderful gift for families. Shepherd Press is pleased to offer these outstanding books at this price. If you have been looking for something that will help establish the practice of family worship, here it is. Here is what Bible Knowledge Book Store had to say about this set: “This book is truly wonderful. It has captured parents and children with creative, gripping, and beautiful portrayals of what truly happened in the beginning. The beginning books of the Bible are essential to our understanding of God’s redemptive story. The […]
Your children know everything about you. They see when you are sleeping, they know when you have been good or bad, they know when you pout and when you shout. Your kids know all of this without your ever having to say a word. When you stumble and ask God for help — they learn. When you stumble and snap or make excuses — they learn from that, too. If you value your relationship with God above all else, your children will know that as well. What does this have to do with being Santa’s helper? Just this: in Psalm 72:18 we read that “God alone does marvelous things.” However, at Christmas time, for little children someone else is portrayed […]
Tomorrow, December 14th, John Crotts, author of Loving the Church will be interviewed on the Knowing the Truth radio program. The program’s host is Pastor Kevin Boling. Kevin’s show has received wide acclaim for its commitment to biblical truth. I have had the opportunity to be a guest on his show and I know that you will enjoy the program. You can listen to the show live between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. or you can listen to the broadcast later on at Sermon Audio. The live show will be available on the internet world-wide. During the program Kevin Boling will announce a special coupon code to receive a discount on Loving the Church. The coupon will be good for […]
Most Christians know Hebrews 4:12, which states that the word of God is living and active. Also, most Christians long to know more of the power of the sword of the Spirit. Access to this power comes through faith. While there are many ways that faith can be described, one is that we trust the Bible to provide us wisdom, even when we can’t see all the benefits of obedience. Living by faith and not by sight includes engaging in discipline by faith. Let me explain. Let’s go back several years in Sean’s life. Perhaps you recall from his story, told in an earlier post, that the bullying that he was experiencing was painful and fearful. After four weeks, he […]
Before we return to Sean’s story, let’s take a look at the biblical perspective regarding Sean and his family. There are certain principles that must be referenced, and one goal that must be foremost in responding to this situation. The goal, of course, is that God must be honored in the way Sean and his family respond. This is true for all of life and particularly true in this case. Having reaffirmed this most important of all responsibilities, it is then appropriate to consider which principles apply regarding the bullying that is being inflicted on Sean.
Sean is in sixth grade. He does well academically. He is not particularly athletic, but he isn’t clumsy. He likes to read. His parents, who are very conservative, keep close watch on his social life; as a result, he is not active on the social scene at school. He does go to social events for his age group at church. He is kind of quiet and average in physical size.