Revealing What Lies Underneath

I have had a number of conversations with members from my church, other church pastors, and members of other churches. Everyday I’m on the phone with different members and/or ministers. Pastors are always making observations at how the church in general, responds to different events, tragedies, joys, celebrations, etc. I’m no different. I’m making observations … Continue reading Revealing What Lies Underneath

Saints Cannot Be Discouraged From the Weakness of Their Graces

Christians can be discouraged in their weakness. We see the strength of grace in others, joy, strength of faith, assurance and quickly we are reminded of our own infirmities. Is this reason enough to be discouraged? No, for the Apostle says,  2 Cor. 9:8 God is able to make all grace abound to you, so … Continue reading Saints Cannot Be Discouraged From the Weakness of Their Graces

Conviction of Sin is No Reason for Discouragement in the Christian

We have previously considered William Bridge’s claim, “Christians have no reason for discouragement.” The question is then raised, “Then why are there discouragements for the Christian?” Writes Bridge, “Sometimes discouragements are drawn from greater and grosser sins.” Yet if we are convicted of sin, and this conviction is the source of our discouragement, it seems … Continue reading Conviction of Sin is No Reason for Discouragement in the Christian

Christian, Don’t be Discouraged

“The saints and people of God have no true reason for their discouragement, whatever their condition be.” says William Bridge in his exposition of Psalm 42. It appears that David had reasons to be discouraged. (1-2) He was away from God’s worship and ordinances. Adversaries and even his own heart say, “Where is your God?” … Continue reading Christian, Don’t be Discouraged