Holding to his Quaker roots, Thomas Kelly provides a masterpiece of connecting to God through solitude. In this brief work he lays out a path for continually listening to God. Surely a masterpiece of the 20th century.
Let each one confess his sin, I beseech you, brethren, while he who has sinned is still in this world, while his confession can be admitted, while the satisfaction and remission effected through the priest is pleasing with the Lord. Let us turn to the Lord with our whole mind, and, expressing repentance for our... Continue Reading →
I. Because all men are sinners against God and breakers of his law, therefore can no man by his works be justified and made righteous before God. But every man is constrained to seek for another righteousness or justification, to be received at God’s own hands. And this justification or righteousness which we receive of... Continue Reading →
In His Steps is Charles Sheldon's great work and at a time when revivalism was prominent in the Church, he focused on action. At the time he wrote many churches were emphasizing "belief" in Jesus as making a commitment to Jesus. Sheldon responded with a fictional story that showed belief in Jesus naturally took the... Continue Reading →
Lord, who for our sake fasted forty days and forty nights; give us grace to use such abstinence, that our flesh being subdued to the Spirit, we may ever obey your godly inspirations in righteousness, and true holiness, to your honor and glory, who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one... Continue Reading →
First reading Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm Psalm 25:1-10 Second reading 1 Peter 3:18-22 Gospel Mark 1:9-15 Prayer: Lord, as I begin then season of Lent help me to undertake the journey into the wilderness of my soul, where you will provide my needs. Amen.
In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. (2Co 4:4 NRS) "Paul is saying that God dims the sight of worldly people because they are hostile to... Continue Reading →
Weary of wandering from my God, And now made willing to return I hear and bow me to the rod For thee, not without hope, I mourn: I have an Advocate above A Friend before the throne of love. O Jesus, full of truth and grace More full of grace than I of sin Yet... Continue Reading →
This blog usually is not a forum for my own opinions, usually I try to present or represent the best within traditional Christianity. However, recent tragic events have sparked a conversation, and for what it is worth here is my opinion. This weekend 21 Christians were killed at the hands of ISIS militants. Since then,... Continue Reading →
I know, 0 Lord, and do with all humility acknowledge myself an object altogether unworthy of your love; but sure I am, you are an object altogether worthy of mine. I am not good enough to serve you, but you have a right to the best service I can pay. Do you then impart to... Continue Reading →