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Vital Resource On Homosexuality

What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality? by Kevin DeYoung.

You won’t remember all the arguments from this book, but you’ll now know where to go for short, simple, persuasive biblical answers on the most important topic of our day, and probably of our lifetime.

The book does exactly what it says on the cover; but it also answers common objections and arguments against the biblical position. It’s about as warm and pastoral as possible, without sacrificing biblical principle. Some limited application to things like same-sex-attraction, and same-sex marriage

You’ve got to wonder how long it will be before Amazon bans such books, and before courageous authors and publishers of them will be targeted by the mob and the government.


Four New Books

Four new books for your spiritual growth and edification.

Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves by Trillia Newbell

This mind-calming, soul-pacifying book will transform many fear-full women into faith-full women. It will also help many men understand their wives better and therefore serve them more patiently, lovingly, and skillfully.


The Pastor’s Ministry: Biblical Priorities for Faithful Shepherds by Brian Croft

What a helpful book! 10 clear pastoral priorities, each one biblically grounded and practically expounded. This book will be a huge blessing to many shepherds and even more sheep. I wish it had been around when I was starting out on ministry 20 years ago.


Song of Songs: A Biblical-Theological, Allegorical, Christological Interpretation (Focus on the Bible) by James Hamilton

This beautifully written book of sound Christ-centered biblical exposition and skillful personal application, will not only strengthen and heal many marriages, but will also draw many Christians into a deeper appreciation and enjoyment of their marriage to Christ. Unlike most books on the Song of Songs, this one will make you sing!


Experiencing the Trinity: The Grace of God for the People of God by Joe Thorn

Here’s gospel gold emerging from the furnace of affliction. Truth that’s been lived becomes life giving as Joe comforts others with the comfort with which he has been comforted by God. I hope and pray that these beautiful meditations will do you as much good as they did me.


Happy Fear

“The fear of the Lord is an over-flowing ever-flowing spring of comfort and joy; it is a fountain of life, yielding constant pleasure and satisfaction to the soul, joys that are pure and fresh, are life to the soul, and quench its thirst.” Matthew Henry*

I cannot understand those who pay to watch movies that scare the wits out of them. When I was young, I had a friend who went to see every horror movie possible. I went with him once, after months of persuasion, and closed my eyes throughout. Unfortunately I couldn’t close my ears, and I can still hear the screams to this day!

For most of us, fear is an emotion we want to avoid, and that we will even pay to avoid. It’s a negative, painful, distressing feeling.

And yet, the wisest man in the world, Solomon, said: “Happy is the man who fears always” (Proverbs 28:14). What kind of fear is this that makes a person happy?

1. It is a fear of God, an awe-inspiring sense of the greatness, majesty and holiness of God.

2. It is a fear of sin, as something that offends this awesome God.

3. It is a fear of self, recognizing the evil within us and its danger to us and others.

The old Scottish pastor, Thomas Boston, highlighted the word “always” in this text and said:

“This fear must be our habitual and constant work.[It] should season all we do, and be with us in all times, cases, conditions, places, and companies.”

But Boston also emphasized the happiness of this fear:

1. Because it prevents much sin and advances holiness of heart.

2. Because it prevents strokes of chastisement from our heavenly Father’s rod.

3. Because it empties a man of self confidence, carries the soul to Christ, and makes way for the influences of grace.

That’s a fear worth paying for, and yet that comes without a price tag.

“Happy is the man that fears always.” (Proverbs 28:14)

* Matthew Henry, “Commentary on the Whole Bible,” Christian Classics Ethereal Library, August 1, 2014, http://www.ccel.org/ccel/henry/mhc3.pdf.

The A-Z Of Prayer

What is prayer? Here’s a unique answer found in the papers of the puritan Philip Henry, father of the Bible Commentator, Matthew Henry. As he missed out a couple of letters, I’ve supplied them and marked them with *.

A. Access to the Father.

B. Breath of the new creature.

C. Caterer.

D. Desires that should be offered up to God by us.

E. Enemy to every evil work and way.

F. Friend to faith and godliness.

G. Guard against all temptations.

H. Heart’s ease.

I. Incense in the nose of God.

J. Jesus-stamped petitions.*

K. Key, to unlock all our treasure.

L. Letter to heaven.

M. Music in the ears of God.

N. Nurse of holy joy.

O. Ordinance of all ordinances.

P. Privilege.

Q. Quickener to all holy obedience.

R. Remedy against care and fear.

S. Salve for every sore.

T. Terror to the devils.

U. Undoing of the devil’s kingdom.*

V. Voice of the Spirit of God.

W. Wrestling with God.

X. Exersize.

Y. Yielding of ourselves to God in holy obedience.

Z. Zion’s artillery against all the Zamzummims of the world (Deut. 2:20).


Go ahead, make me a millionaire!

What a phenomenal response to the hatred and bigotry the Indiana Pizza place experienced at the hands of LGBT & left-wing activists. $500,000 raised in 24 hours! (Click here to add your support).

Wouldn’t it be amazing if Christians and other people of good-will and basic decency did this for every single person or business targeted by that vindictive mob.

If the mob knew that every single person or business they attack in this way is going to be turned into a millionaire by sympathizers and supporters of true freedom, they’d soon reconsider their irrational and hate-filled crusades.

And if Christians knew their brothers and sisters in Christ would support them in every way possible, how much easier it would be to take a stand, to look the mob in the face, and say, “Go on, make me a millionaire!”

Now, how about gofundme.com pages for Daniel Macarthur and Baronelle Stutzman? And who else can we add to this Liberty Hall of Fame?

UPDATE: More names to move from the media’s “Rogues Gallery” into the Liberty Hall of Fame – bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein, photographer Elaine Huguenin.