Jottings – If We Desire to Walk with God Let us Never Forget to Watch and Pray

“Jottings“

Commenting on Matthew 26:41:

 

If we desire to walk with God comfortably, and not fall, like David or Peter, let us never forget to watch and pray. Let us live like men on enemy’s ground, and be always on our guard. We cannot walk too carefully. We cannot be too jealous over our souls. The world is very ensnaring. The devil is very busy. Let our Lord’s words ring in our ears daily like a trumpet. Our spirits may sometimes be very willing. But our flesh is always very weak. Then let us always watch and always pray.

 
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J. C. Ryle, Expository Thoughts on Matthew. (New York: Robert Carter & Brothers, 1860), p. 366.

 

Thanks Keith!

 

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Jottings – A Godly Man Is A Praying Man


Commenting on Psalm 32:6 ~~

 

A godly man is a praying man. ‘Every one that is godly shall pray unto thee .’ As soon as grace is poured in, prayer is poured out.

 

Thomas Watson, The Godly Man’s Picture; accessed on 8/11/13 here: http://www.gracegems.org/Watson/godly_mans_picture3.htm

 

Thanks Keith!

 

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Jottings – Leaving The Throne Of Grace?

People sometimes say when wishing to pray, 'Let us come to the throne of grace.' In answer to such an invitation I can only say, I hope we have not left it.

Commenting on Hebrews 4:16:
People sometimes say when wishing to pray, “Let us come to the throne of grace.” In answer to such an invitation I can only say, I hope we have not left it.

 

Stoney, James B. “Readings On The Book of Hebrews.” Food For The Flock. 1878 ed. Vol. 5. London: W. B. Horner, 1878. Page 96. Accessed online in PDF format on Oct. 22, 2014 here: http://www.martin-arhelger.de/brethrenmagazines.htm

 

 

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Jottings – The Enabling Oil of Faith

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“Faith is the oil enabling the wheels of holy devotion and of earnest piety to move well; but without faith the wheels are taken from the chariot and we drag along heavily. With faith I can do all things; without faith I shall neither have the inclination nor the power to do any thing in the service of God.”

 

C. H. Spurgeon, “The Necessity Of Increased Faith,” in The New Park Street Pulpit Sermons, Vol. I. (London: Passmore & Alabaster, 1855), p. 248.”

 

Thanks Keith!

 

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A Christian Response To ISIS Persecution

Christian response to ISIS persecution

As ISIS sweeps through Syria and Iraq we are hearing daily reports of beheadings, executions, kidnappings, and other atrocities. Many of their victims are Christians– specifically targeted because of their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ instructed His followers to Love their enemies and to pray for those who persecuted them (Matthew 5:22). For me, this command is largely theoretical… the worst “persecution” I have personally “suffered” is someone laughing at me or telling me that I am naive to believe that the Bible is God’s word.

However, for many of our brothers and sisters in Christ persecution is all too real. Some are being forced from their homes, others tortured and executed.

Let’s bear up our brothers and sisters in fervent prayer as we have been told to “remember… those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.” Hebrews 13:2 ESV

 

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Jottings – Planning Vs. Praying

 

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Commenting on Genesis 32:1-12 NKJV “Jacob got it backwards. Jacob planned and then prayed. We should pray and then plan.”

 

Joe Mikhael, The Appearances of Christ Before His Birth and After His Resurrection: The Theophanies and Christophanies. Series of Addresses at Greenwood Hills First Family Conference, June 28 – July 5, 2014.

 

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The Headcovering – Redux

I’m pleasantly surprised that my recent post concerning headship and it’s symbolic practice generated some buzz on various social media sites– which translated into a greater than usual number of page views.

 

 

If you are interested in this topic here are some resources that I have found helpful….

As always, be a good Berean!

 

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Flashback: This Week Last Year [2012 Week #34]

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During the 34th week of 2012 Digital Sojourner posted a number of interesting articles….

  • Brother Mike Stoudt contuned his series on New Testament truth with his post The Importance of Corporate Prayer.
  • Despite the sheer volume of clear Biblical evidence that Jesus Christ is God there are many who still deny His deity. Are you looking for Biblical evidence of His deity? If so check out 10 Reasons Why I believe Jesus Christ is God.
  • In Entry Level Theological Truth [36] brother Keith Keyser explores the very interesting verse Genesis 3:15 “And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.”

Enjoy this flashback to 2012 week #34 on Digital Sojourner! What was your favorite post?

 

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Jottings – Prayer: A Mysterious Union of Divine and Human Elements

[Prayer] is not so much a science to be mastered by study as an art to be learned by practice. Like the Bible, prayer is self-evidencing. It is a mysterious union of Divine and human elements not of easy explanation; but to him who prays and puts God to the test along the lines of His own precepts and promises, God proves how real a force prayer is in His moral universe. The best way to prop up prayer is to practice it.

A T Pierson. “Divine Efficacy of Prayer.” The Fundamentals, Edited by R. A. Torrey, A. C. Dixon. Los Angeles: The Bible Institute of Los Angeles. 1917. Reprint, Baker Books, 1993. Vol IV p. 223.

Link to PDF The Fundamental, Vol. IV. at The NTS Library.

 

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WWW Wednesday: Wireless Prayer…

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My regular Wednesday post over at the Why We Web blog was just posted.

This week’s post explores a few inspirational thoughts regarding the original form of wireless communication.

Link: Wireless Prayer…

 

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