www.worldmag.com is the official website for WORLD Magazine. This magazine usually offers a biblical worldview interpretation of the news. It’s a site worth visiting. www.worldmag.com 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, seek revival, and encourage pastors.
By Vance Havner Ye are bought with a price (1 Cor. 6:20). We are not our own, we have been redeemed. But while we sing, “Jesus Paid It All” let us remember the next line, “All to Him I owe.” Certain divine requirements grow out of our being bought with a price. Such love demands my
“In the process of faith, doubts and crises must occur. Paul Tillich points out that only through crises can faith mature. Doubt eats away the old relationship with God, but only so that a new one may be born. The same thing is true of our human, interpersonal relationships…One thing is certain, that passage through the darkness of doubts and crises, however painful they may be, is essential to growth in the process of faith.” – John Powell, A Reason to Live! A Reason to Die!
“However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The faultfinder will find faults even in paridise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poorhouse. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the almshouse as brightly as from the rich man’s abode; the snow melts before its door as early in the spring.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden
“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.” –Charles A. Beard
“Do you know one of life’s greatest ways of making us grateful? Overcoming adversity. Grateful people often had a difficult childhood, suffered troubling losses, or had to compete against the odds. And they succeeded. But in doing so, they realized they could just as easily have failed. Although they worked hard, they know that “success” was a gift.” – Charlie Hedges, Getting the Right Things Right
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller, her journal
“An Oak, which hung over the bank of a river, was blown down by a violent storm of wind, and as it was carried along by the stream, some of its boughs brushed against a Reed which grew near the shore. This struck the Oak with a thought of admiration, and he could not forbear asking the Reed how he came to stand so secure and unhurt, in a tempest which had been furious enough to tear up an Oak by the roots? Why, says the Reed, I secure myself by a conduct the reverse of yours: instead of being stubborn and stiff, and confiding in my strength, I yield and bend to the blast, and let it go over me, knowing how vain and fruitless it would be to resist.” – Aesop, Fables
“Hardened clay is brittle, easily damaged. If dropped, it can fracture into a thousand pieces. Dropped wax, however, only bends from the pressure of the fall. Impressionable and pliable, it can be quickly remolded. People are like that. People who are hardened in their resolve against God are brittle, their emotions are easily damaged. But those who bend to the will of God find perfect expression in however God molds them.” – Joni Eareckson Tada, Secret Strength
Your bedroom isn’t cluttered; it’s “passage-restrictive.” Kids don’t get in trouble anymore. They merely hit “social speed bumps.” You’re not having a bad hair day; you’re suffering from “rebellious follicle syndrome.” No one’s tall anymore. They’re “vertically enhanced.” You’re not shy. You’re “conversationally selective.” You don’t talk a lot. You’re just “abundantly verbal.” It’s not
– Adrian Rogers. Broadman & Holman. Destined to be a classic on the basics of faith, Pastor Adrian Rogers deals with the issues we ‘know’ but sometimes don’t really know or at least embrace to the fullest. This book deals with subjects like Assurance, Eternal Security, when a Christian sins, handling temptation, baptism, the will
– Keswick Lectures Authentic Lifestyle. The Keswick lectures are part of the Keswick Convention. This book brings together the first five years of lectures published for the first time in one volume. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, seek revival, and encourage pastors.
– Selwyn Hughes. Broadman & Holman. A good read. The seven laws are: First things First, Count your blessings, Keep on keeping on, Remember to Forget, Give Yourself to Others, Stay close to God and Cultivate your soul. The book also contains a helpful section on applying the seven laws which can be used for
– Robert Spencer. Regnery Publishing. This is a strong rebuttal to politically correct agendas regarding ‘contrived historical facts.’ A helpful reference book for those who need a quick overview of the facts. This book was a main selection in the Conservative Book Club. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to
Mysticism in C.S. Lewis – David C. Downing. Intervarsity. The author explores the writings and letters of Lewis on this subject. This book is practical and a valuable tool for those who are fans of C.S. Lewis or want to know more about this prolific writer. In a society that wants to dumb down deep
Discerning Truth in an Age of Error – John MacArthur. General Editor, Crossway. In this politically correct age in which we live we need to be discerning. MacArthur and other contributors give us insights and help into biblical discernment. This is not a book for those who like cotton candy preaching that feels good but
Dr. Swan’s Prescriptions for Job-itis, Dr. Swan’s Prescriptions for Parent-itis, Dr. Swan’s Prescriptions for the Heart – Dennis Swanberg. Broadman and Holman. Dennis Swanberg is a former pastor and a popular TV host and comedian. These three books are worth putting in your quote and illustration section of your library. Funny and you can use