We are God’s: let us therefore look for him and die for him. We are God’s: let his wisdom and will therefore rule all our actions. We are God’s: let all the parts of our life accordingly strive toward him as our only lawful goal. O, how much has that man profited who, having been taught that he is not his own, has taken away the dominion and rule from his own reason that he may yield to God! For, as consulting our self interest is the pestilence that most effectively leads to our destruction, so the sole haven of salvation is to be wise in nothing and to will nothing through ourselves but to follow the leading of the […]
Truthfulness is telling information accurately, without exaggerating or misleading. A prayer to teach your children, and yourself, about truthfulness: Lord, help me to be truthful. Sometimes, I am afraid if I tell the truth I’ll get in trouble or someone will be angry with me. Thank you that Jesus died to pay for all the sins of his people. Please give me the courage to please you be being truthful. In Jesus’ name, Amen. This definition and prayer are taken from Get Wisdom!. Though the book is written to instruct young children about biblical wisdom, it reminds us that the things we teach our children are the same things that God wants us to learn and practice. We struggle with […]
Imagine opening presents on Christmas morning. One person receives a number of gifts with delight. But then, upon opening the next gift he shouts, “…what a stupid gift”! He then proceeds to the trash can where he angrily deposits the gift. Such a show of ingratitude would be almost universally condemned. But, when it comes to the gifts that God has given to mankind, this sort of ingratitude is common. For example, take the gifts of marriage and sex. Modern culture has determined that sex is a gift that it wants to keep and marriage is a gift for the trash can. So with no regard for the giver of marriage our culture, our legislators, our educators […]
Red Like Blood is about grace. The authors, Joe Coffey and Bob Bevington, talk about what it means to be confronted with grace. You see, grace is not passive. It is aggressive! Nothing but the power of grace can overcome the ugliness of our sin. Red Like Blood is fresh, it is compelling, it addresses people who are caught the mire of self-centered living. Here is the link to Joe Coffey talking about Red Like Blood. Here is the link to purchase this book. It is also available in ebook format. Just see the link above.
Here is an insightful interview with Brian Hedges, author of Christ Formed in You. How we change is an issue that faces all of us. This book is one that will bring together several different perspectives about God’s plan to grow you as a Christian. We at Shepherd Press believe this an important and needed book in today’s climate. Here is the link to the interview. Here is the link to purchase this book. Christ formed in you is also available in ebook format. Just check out the link above.