QUYỀN NĂNG CAO CẢ CỦA ĐỨC CHÚA TRỜI Ở VIỆT NAM (Ê-phê 1:4-5)

Knowing you are forgiven is foundation of sanctification

“The only way to make men holy is to teach and preach free and full forgiveness through Jesus Christ.  The secret of being holy ourselves is to know and feel that Christ has pardoned our sins.  Peace with… Read More

Suffering in vocational ministry

‘We must suffer without self-pity, resentment, and murmuring, but with rejoicing. Then we advance the gospel.’ ‘As a young pastor, I entered the ministry prepared for the rejoicing but not for the suffering. When the inevitable buffetings and… Read More

Redefinition of Success

‘… is there any higher priority in every generation than to stop and pray and consider what it means to do the Lord’s work in the Spirit to the exclusion of the flesh? Many important matters press upon us… Read More

Reformed theology and coldness of heart

Regarding coldness of heart and harshness with others: ‘The problem is not Reformed theology per se. Inherent within that theology is a humbling and melting and softening and beautifying power. But Reformed theology is also intellectually satisfying, even… Read More

The Blessing of Humility

‘There is a reason why a book like Jerry Bridges’ The Blessing of Humility matters so much.  The depth of personal spirituality represented here is not in our DNA.  We must rediscover it afresh in every generation, and… Read More

Church: A Close Brotherly Community

Here are a few good words from a wise man. How to create that brotherly close community in the church: ‘One, “Outdo one another in showing honor” (Rom. 12:10)….’ ‘Two, “Bear with one another” (Col. 3:13)….’ ‘Three, “Let… Read More

Spurgeon against the Hyper Calvinists

From the life of the Baptist pastor Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892), Iain Murray makes some key points that reformed people do well to keep in mind and heart: ‘1. “Genuine evangelical Christianity is never of an exclusive spirit….” ‘2. Spurgeon… Read More

Church growth, planning, and multiplication

“So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up.  And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it multiplied (Acts 9:31). “I’m not… Read More

Ears, Listening, and Words: Undeceive our Confusion (Part 2 of 2)

“In the New Testament we are told, ‘He who has ears, let him hear.’ If the Bible urges us to use our ears, they must be important. Think of the frequent prophetic summons: ‘Hear the word of the… Read More

Ears, Listening, and Words: Undeceive our Confusion (Part 1 of 2)

“Why do we have ears on the outside of our heads? Why not on the inside? Because we’re not supposed to listen to ourselves. I wonder how much of our misery stems from our almost religious devotion to… Read More