Remember: Christ is Risen, Perfect, and Reigning

Sam Caldwell, March 18, 2020 Hello, brothers and sisters. I just wanted to give you a brief word of encouragement and a word of refreshment in this time of uncertainty. I was thinking when I woke up this morning of that man in Psalm 1. It says he is “blessed,” and he will be “likeContinue reading “Remember: Christ is Risen, Perfect, and Reigning”

Evan Roberts’s Revival Charges

(As articulated by Bob Jennings here: 1) Confess all known sin, receiving forgiveness in Christ.   2) Put away all doubtful habits. 3) Obey the promptings of the Holy Spirit. 4) Confess Christ publically. Verses that confirm Roberts’ points: 1) Confess all known sin, receiving forgiveness in Christ. ‘He who confesses his sin willContinue reading “Evan Roberts’s Revival Charges”

John Knox: A Prayer from Edinburgh, 12 March 1565

Modernized by Sam Caldwell from The Works of John Knox, VI.483–84 Lord Jesus, receive my spirit, and put an end, at Your good pleasure, to this my miserable life, for justice and truth are not to be found amongst the sons of men! John Knox, with deliberate mind, to his God. Be merciful to me,Continue reading “John Knox: A Prayer from Edinburgh, 12 March 1565”

John Knox’s “Latter Will and Legacy”

Or: “Last Will and Testament,” modernized by Sam Caldwell from The Works of John Knox, VI:liv–lvi Lord Jesus, I commend my troubled spirit into Your protection and defense! And Your troubled kirk [church] to Your mercy! Because I have had to do with diverse personages of the ministry whereunto God of His mercy erected me,Continue reading “John Knox’s “Latter Will and Legacy””

John Knox on Pleading Your Own Righteousness

Selections from “A Declaration of the True Nature and Object of Prayer” in The Works of John Knox, III.87–88, lightly modernized by Sam Caldwell What Fasting and Alms Deeds are with Prayer And albeit to fervent prayer be joined fasting, watching, and alms-deeds, yet are none of them the cause that God does accept ourContinue reading “John Knox on Pleading Your Own Righteousness”

Scripture to help the Christian pray

By Chris Miner These verses are not to be twisted into an argument for why God should answer selfish, self-gratifying, self-exalting prayer. But rather they are to bolster the child of God into intense, earnest, persistent, continual, God-honoring, Christ-exalting prayer that is in accordance with the pure will of God Almighty. Ephesians 3:20–21 “Now toContinue reading “Scripture to help the Christian pray”