Let’s consider Andrew Bonar’s example of perseverance, faith, and hopeful prayer. During this time when we need hope in the midst of chaos, remember Bonar’s words, “We can never hope for too much!”
What a great reminder of how much the world needs Christ and that Jesus reigns sovereign over all the earth. Let us pray for the world to recognize their need for Christ as we continue to walk through uncertain times.
We must remember that kids are more concerned with actually spending time with us than with the particulars of the activity. When your six-year-old son asks you to play catch with him, he’s asking you to spend time with him—face-to-face.
It’s easy for us, living in the “civilized” 21st-century, to think that the persecution of Christians was merely a reality in ancient times. It was—but it’s as much a reality today as it was yesterday.
In 1868, Matheson became the pastor of the church at Innellan. Although he was blind, Matheson was a great preacher and he was well known throughout Scotland. Matheson’s friends felt that his blindness is what made him great.
Every follower of Jesus must do the same. Influence in your little corner of the world begins there. This is precisely why Barnabas’s account is given to us in the book of Acts—he is a role model for followers of Jesus.
Packer is best known as an author and wrote over 300 books. His first book, Fundamentalism and the Word of God, began as a talk to a group of students and was a defense of the authority of Scripture.
Before you weigh the request, examine your heart. Are you saying no simply because a yes answer would inconvenience you? Saying yes to your children often means saying no to yourself, and that’s difficult to do.
Calvin was a man of faithful constancy who endeavoured to magnify the glory of God and rest in His sovereignty, no matter the circumstance. As we pray, let us fearlessly commit ourselves to God and take comfort that our time is in His hand.