Category: Devotions

GOD’S TENDER MERCY »

There is a wounded soldier bleeding out his life upon the battlefield and here comes a friend, merciful and tender, who has brought him a refreshing draught which will help to bring him back to consciousness and open his half-glazed eyes again. He is covered with a clammy sweat, but there is cold water with […]

CELESTIAL LOVE »

The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. (Jeremiah 31:3) Between that heart in heaven and this poor throbbing heart, aching heart on earth there is love established; love of the dearest, truest, sweetest and most faithful kind. In fact, the […]

ALMOST SAVED, BUT NOT QUITE »

Here at Apprising Ministries you’ve heard me talk about the devastating effects of the ill-fated Church Growth Movement1 vomited out of the theological cesspool we know as Fuller Theological Seminary. Sadly, rather than reject major proponents of it like Rick Warren and Bill Hybels, mainstream evangelicalism would embrace them. This is precisely how the Purpose Driven/Seeker Driven […]

GREAT ANSWERS FROM A GREAT GOD »

And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.  (Genesis 33:4) Jacob’s anguished prayer accomplished more than he dared to ask. He hadn’t expected so much comfort from God from his brother. All he had asked for was that his brother would leave him and […]

A FEW SIGHS FROM HELL »

And if thou beest a Christian (to whom this may come) that hast not only had a prize in thy hands, but wisdom given thee from above to make use of it, and art one who (whilst others are seeking to make this world and hell together sure to themselves) spendest thy time, and makest […]

LOVE HAS BEEN TURNED BACKWARD »

28  And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” 29 Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your […]

LIVING BEYOND OURSELVES »

So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. (Galatians 6:10) By becoming doers of good, we are known as children of the good God. “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God” (Matthew 5:9, KJV). A man is a […]

RESPOND WITH GENTLENESS »

Apprising Ministries has been among those who have spent years continuing to pioneer a mission field of online apologetics and discernment ministry (OADM). A common fallacy way too often promoted concerning some of us involved in OADM is an alleged anger in our writings as we cover various issues. I can only speak for myself, but I can assure […]

THE BRONZE SNAKE »

26 For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. (Galatians 3:26-27) Some people imagine that faith is a quality that sticks to the heart on its own, with or without Christ. This is a dangerous error. Christ should be placed directly before our […]

THE WAR OF THE FLESH »

The root of what we see all around us today as the world spins further out into decadence, and professing Christendom seems bent to follow it, is found in the Book of Romans: 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the […]

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