Category: Devotions

GOD’S LAW AND THE GRACE OF CHRIST »

Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you, (2 Corinthians 6:7) The Law And The Cross Reveal Sin And Lead To God’s Grace I begin by reminding you that one of the blessings of having to go through such a time of testing as […]

A GOD OF FLESH »

His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man, but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.  (Psalm 147:10-11) It is a good thing to be learned and wise, and the more you can cultivate your minds, the better, but remember the […]

HUMAN NATURE WON’T SUBMIT TO CHRIST »

Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” (John 19:19) Thirdly, I see here that man’s chief objection to Christ is His authority, for the pith of that inscription was, “Jesus the King.” Pilate did not write, “This is Jesus the Teacher,” or […]

CHRISTIAN MARCHING ORDERS »

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All power is given to me in heaven and in earth; go, therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:18) While I was meditating in private upon this text I felt myself […]

PARTNERSHIP WITH CHRIST »

God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. ( 1 Corinthians 1:9) PAUL is here arguing for the safety, the perseverance and the ultimate perfection of the saints to whom he is writing. He thanks God for what He has done for them and is assured […]

BELIEVE IN GOD »

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me” (John 14:1) Christ is saying here: “You have heard that you should trust in God. But I want to show you how to really find him so you won’t start worshipping something you made up in your head.If you want to trust in the true […]

LIVE FOR LIFE EVERLASTING »

“All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up. Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor. (1 Corinthians 10:23-24) I would that all men at this hour abounded in almsgiving, but specially those who are followers of the loving Jesus. […]

THE WORLD WON’T BELIEVE; BUT YOU CAN BE FORGIVEN »

Here at Apprising Ministries you’ve often heard me talk about the spiritually bankrupt Church Growth Movement (CGM).1 Even more specifically about the Purpose Driven/Seeker Drivenism of e.g. Rick Warren and the neo-liberal cult of the Emergent Church aka the Emerging Church a la spiritual guru Rob Bell. This is because these two major camps of enemy […]

FOR THE TROUBLED »

Your wrath lies hard upon me, and You have afflicted me with all Your waves. (Psalm 88:7) I have often marveled at the strange comfort persons offer you when they say, “Ah, there are others who suffer more than you do.” Am I a demon, then? Am I expected to rejoice at the news of other […]

THE UNREGENERATE KNOW NOTHING OF THIS STRUGGLE »

Here at Apprising Ministries you’ve heard me warn you on a regular basis about the despicable Church Growth Movement (CGM),1 which slithered out of the spiritual black hole known as Fuller Theological Seminary (FTS). Briefly, we trace the origins of the CGM back to Donald McGavran who in 1965:  was asked by Fuller Theological Seminary […]

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