Learn How to Listen

by Vance Havner We spend much time and money learning how to speak when we need to learn how to listen. “…hearing they hear not” (Matthew 13:13).“…if any man hear my words” (John 12:47).“He that hath ears, let him hear” (Mark 4:9). After all, we have two ears to hear with and only one mouth […]

“Temptation gains power by persistent solicitations that beget thoughts that make evil less serious.” - John Owen

“Temptation gains power where we see it prevail in others we know and we express neither shock or hatred of them and their ways nor pity and prayer for their deliverance.” - John Owen

“Temptation gains power where it is complicated with many considerations.” - John Owen


“A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.” - C. H. Spurgeon


Tips for Golfers

Don’t buy a putter until you’ve had a chance to throw it.  (quote by Jim DePuy) Never try to keep more than 300 separate thoughts in your mind during your swing. When your shot has to carry over a water hazard, you can either hit one more club or two more balls. If you’re afraid […]

Volume 08, Issue 03

A couple of weeks ago, AP Sports Writer Pat Graham wrote an article about the Green Packers. He told the story of defensive lineman, Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila’s (KGB) pre-season motivational tool. KGB asked Packers head coach Mike McCarthy if he could speak to the team and show a video clip. McCarthy agreed as long as Kabeer […]

Do You Know?: G. Campbell Morgan (Part 1)

(Taken from American Preachers of To-Day by Edgar DeWitt Jones, 1933) In the year 1901 a tall, slender, lean-faced, non-conformist preacher came from London to conduct a series of preaching missions in America. He arrived bearing the reputation of a brilliant sermonizer with unique gifts as an expositor of the Holy Scriptures. But lately out of college, […]

Water From a Deep Well

Christian Spirituality from Early Martyrs to Modern Missionaries – Gerald L. Sittser. IVP Books. “Sacrifice, simplicity, community: these are only three of the many ways Christians have expressed their faith throughout the history of the church—practices that still shape vibrant faith today. Gerald Sittser opens to us the rich history of spirituality, letting us gaze […]

The Living Church

Convictions of a Lifelong Pastor – John Stott. IVP Books. “…the full articulation of Stott’s dream for the body of Christ in the world today. To the people of God who inherit the global church he has helped to build for the past sixty years, he bequeaths this calling: There is such a thing as […]

Prayer Evangelism (Part 2)

How should we approach praying for the lost? First of all, we need to believe God. Mark 10:27 says, “With God all things are possible.” Genesis 18:14 says, “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” God can save the uttermost and the guttermost. He came to redeem lost man. His death paid the price for […]

A Land of Hills and Valleys

For some reason, I have never enjoyed geography. Perhaps I didn’t study hard enough in school. But as I study my Bible, I find myself becoming greatly interested in God’s geography, particularly something that God said about the Promised Land He was giving to His people, Israel. “But the land you are going over to […]