For The Truth

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Gospel Worship

I am so excited! My last volume in the Gospel series by Jeremiah Burroughs arrived today. I look forward to reading it.

The back of the dust cover states:

Worship is for God, Not for us. Sadly, that simple statement is foreign to our day. Yet God is as clear today as He was to Nadab and Abihu in the Old Testament: He will be treated as holy by those who come into His presence (Lev. 10:1-3). Their deaths show that one cannot get too much instruction as to the right way and the wrong way to worship Him.

The description on the back continues to explain that pastor Burroughs masterfully gives guidelines to assist us in moving closer to God in worship. In the sermons contained in this volume, he carefully explains the right manner of worshiping God through the hearing of the Word, receiving the Lord's Supper, and in prayer. Most importantly, brother Burroughs shows that true worship is reverent and focused upon our holy God.

A sampling of the sermon titles that make up the chapters include:

The Importance of Preparing for Worship
Suiting Our Duties to the God We Are Worshipping
Why God will Have His Name Sanctified
What is Required in Receiving the Sacrament
Sanctifying the Name of God in Prayer

The book can be obtained through Ligonier Ministries for $17.60. It promises to be well worth the cost.

"The reason why we worship God in a slight way is because we do not see God in His glory."
Jeremiah Burroughs

Monday, January 26, 2009

What I Think of Gummi Bears


This was a Friday night family project. I think my children had more fun doing this than I did.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Number of Abortions Since 1973

The number of abortions performed in the US since 1973 is approach[ing] 50 million. An easy number to read, and a hard one to comprehend.

The Mississippi Baptist Convention has sought to put together a visual reminder: the Memorial to the Missing (pictured to the right), being filled with 50 million pennies.

Here's another way to try to get your mind around the number. If you add up the populations to the following states, they equal about 50 million.
Proverbs 24:10-12:
If you faint in the day of adversity,
your strength is small.
Rescue those who are being taken away to death;
hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.
If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,”
does not He who weighs the heart perceive it?
Does not He who keeps watch over your soul know it,
and will He not repay man according to his work?

The above is a post by Justin Taylor at Between Two Worlds