Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Power of Words & The Wonder of God ...

In his talk tonight at the DG conference Sinclair Ferguson suggested 20 resolutions from the book of James--given Jonathan-Edwards style--that we need to make if we are to live a God-centered, biblical life:

James 1:5 To ask God for wisdom to speak and with a single mind
James 1:9-10 To boast only in exaltation in Christ, & humiliation in world
James 1:13 To set a watch over my mouthJames 1:19 To be constantly quick to hear, slow to speak
James 2:1-4 To learn the gospel way of speaking to poor and the rich
James 2:12 To speak always in the consciousness of the final judgment
James 2:16 To never stand on anyone’s face with my words
James 3:14 To never claim as reality something I do not experience
James 4:1 To resist quarrelsome words in order to mortify a quarrelsome heart
James 4:11 To never speak evil of another
James 4:13 To never boast in what I will accomplish
James 4:15 To always speak as one subject to the providences of God
James 5:9 To never grumble, knowing that the Judge is at the door
James 5:12 To never allow anything but total integrity in my speech
James 5:13 To speak to God in prayer whenever I suffer
James 5:14 To sing praises to God whenever I am cheerful
James 5:14 To ask for the prayers of others when I am sick
James 5:15 To confess it freely whenever I have failed
James 5:15 To pray with and for one another when I am together with others
James 5:19 To speak words of restoration when I see another wander

John Piper says this: "This is one of the most unusual conferences we have ever conceived. My expectations are very high that its effect will be mind-sharpening, heart-humbling, mouth-seasoning, backbone-strengthening, and Christ-acclaiming."These last 16 words of his are worth writing in my Bible, too - they are the effect that the Word of God has on my life.

Here is another wake up call by Paul Tripp ... "Diagnosis & Deliverance in This Deadly War of Words."

Pam <><

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Trinity & The Tulip - Part 1

Here is the link for the Sermon on Sept 21, 2008 by Pastor Mark Brown of Westminster Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Last we heard the intro to The Trinity & The Tulip, but here we have the beginning. Part One: I Can't Do It. Total Inability. I can't but He can! Please listen in ...

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Trinity & The Tulip ... Introduction

My Pastor, Rev. Mark Brown, of Westminster Orthodox Presbyterian Church is starting a new sermon series for this Fall. The series began this past Sunday. The topic is, "The Trinity & The Tulip." Here is a link to the first sermon last Sun., Sept. 7th titled - "The Trinitarian Salvation."
You are most welcome to join us in this study of His Word. Sermons usually post up the following Monday.

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