Dismayed by My Own Fallenness

“As the Scriptures say, “No one is righteous—     not even one. 11 No one is truly wise;     no one is seeking God. 12 All have turned away;     all have become useless. No one does good,     not a single one.” Romans 3:10-12 Scripture never, ever flatters the human ego.  It acts on us directly, “dividing the spirit fromContinue reading “Dismayed by My Own Fallenness”

The Clinic is Open

In the late part of the 1800s, a London Times journalist asked ten of the brightest men in England this question, “What is wrong with the World?”  One of these men responded, “Dear Sirs,  I am. Signed, G.K. Chesterton.” Chesterton had been incredibly convinced of his own depravity.  He knew the evil that waited for him,Continue reading “The Clinic is Open”

“Depression Deceptions,” by James Winsor

Bryan’s Note: On many occasions I encounter a blog that communicates so well that I think about doing a re-post.  Today is one of those days. So, here is Pastor Winsor’s exceptional article on depression.  I hope that his perspective will bless you and give you a deeper understanding of this mental illness.   DepressionContinue reading ““Depression Deceptions,” by James Winsor”

Sin Boldly, But Believe in God More Boldly Still

“If you are a preacher of mercy, do not preach an imaginary but the true mercy. If the mercy is true, you must therefore bear the true, not an imaginary sin. God does not save those who are only imaginary sinners. Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong, but let your trust inContinue reading “Sin Boldly, But Believe in God More Boldly Still”