The Battle Hymn of the Republic
Check out these wonderful lyrics and an explanation. https://thejesusquestion.org/2012/07/09/the-battle-hymn-of-the-republic-its-origin-and-meaning/ He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat:Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant, my feet!Our God is marching on.
Good poem – “To be of use”
I had a colleague shared a poem with me I’d not seen before. Good one, by Marge Piercy in 1973, “To be of use.” https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/57673/to-be-of-use To be of use The people I love the best jump into work head first without dallying in the shallows and swim off with sure strokes almost out of sight. …
The Decline and Renewal of the American Church
Tim Keller on the Decline and Renewal of the American Church
Tim Keller, who I respect very much, has written an extensive article on the decline of the American church. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/tim-keller-decline-renewal-american-church/ It is, in fact, part of a yet larger work. Fuller article here. I am one who does believe in the virgin birth, life, death, physical resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ, the transforming power …
Notes for January 2023
2 Wonderful Hymn/songs Creator God, Our Sovereign Lord, by Nathan Clark George. Lyrics are included. Spotify link. Jesus, Saviour, by Joyful Noise. Lyrics are included. The Soul Three questions one asks oneself to define their soul Who am I? Whose am I? Suggestions: Psalm 100:3 Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he …
The thoughtful Soul to Solitude retires.
The thoughtful Soul to Solitude retires.Online from a poem by Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) the very influential Persian mathematician, philosopher, & poet. Follow this link for an insightful analysis of the poem.https://www.poetry-chaikhana.com/Poets/K/KhayyamOmar/4NowNewYear/index.html He was certainly not Hebrew or Christian.
God is Working For Us, In Us, and Through Us
God is Working For Us, Providence, Prevenient Grace The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and …
The Parable of the Broken Door
January 6 (‘21), Brazil recently (Jan. 2023), The American Revolution, and the French Revolution
Good reflection and perspective on January 6, Brazil recently, The American Revolution (which was fundamentally Christian), and the French Revolution (which was fundamentally atheist).The Briefing: Wed., January 11, 2023 https://albertmohler.com/2023/01/11/briefing-1-11-23 https://twitter.com/drolsen314/status/1613210578058727430?s=61&t=lFPu0N1J06iZkhm6BrDXuw
On Dec. 18, 2022 I’ll be preaching on Flowers of Providence. This is also my Christmas box for this year. Flowers of Providence: Notice them and Share them Jehovah-Jireh This page (and many others on the internet) provide the meaning of Jehovah-Jireh, the Lord will provide. George Washington Information about the book, The Ways of …