Discerning the Voice of the Lord
We are often asked, "How can I tell whether it is God speaking to me or the devil." Now anyone who tells you it is easy is a novice. It is not easy because the enemy is subtle...
Lordship: All Christians Are Disciples
It appears that you are saying that one can be a Christian, a convert, and yet not be a disciple. I would say that all Christians are disciples.
Thoughts on Marriage for Newlyweds
The secret of a lasting marriage and a happy marriage is in perpetually, continually, habitually giving God the number one position, purpose and passion in your lives and marriage.
One of the worst forms of Isolationism is the “One Man Empire.” Often it begins something like this: A preacher notes a weakness...
I Lay Down and Slept
I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me.
Christian Government can properly be applied to only one thing: Church government, government among a body of people that are distinctly Christian.
How Do You Respond to Personal Slander?
The psalmist finds himself in a position we all commonly share at times. He is being slandered. His words and actions have been misrepresented and his character maligned.
Overview of New I’ll Be Honest Website Design
In view of recently updating the I'll Be Honest website, this post is meant to give an overview of some of the changes that we've made.
How To Do It
The fact of the matter is, the Bible is not a How-To book; it is a What-To book. God tells us what to do, what must be done, what is our responsibility according to His laws and principles.
Lord! Save Our Children!
A subject of grave concern to all of us today is how we are to go about saving our children. How shall we deliver them from the corrupting influence...
It has been my experience that when persons come with a “happiness” problem, they get no help from the gospel. If their main concern is a better marriage...
Whom Shall I Fear? The Lord is My Light
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Self-Righteously Trying to Save Myself: David Brainerd’s Testimony
When reading the Life and Diary of David Brainerd I was struck by how self-righteous Brainerd was as a lost person prior to being saved. Many of the...
Jonathan’s Robe: A Humble Response to Being Surpassed and Overshadowed
This was the crisis of Jonathan's life. What was to be his attitude towards the one who had suddenly surpassed and overshadowed him? There could be...
The Lord Will Guide Those Who Fear Him
The person who fears God need fear nothing else. He who does not fear God must fear every other threat, for he has no substantial defense.
The Christian and College
The Christian life, as is often pointed out, cannot properly be segmented. When one comes to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, each and every aspect of his life comes...
Condemned: Awaiting Execution
The Prince, desiring to make the wisest use of this privilege, spoke to many of them in succession, inquiring why they were condemned to death.
Abortion: Who’s to Say?
I put forward that there is indeed a word from God. The Bible, the law of the Lord, gives us a ruling on the matter – that the unborn is a person.
The Folly of Human Preference
Trifling with conscience and lack of full obedience to the Holy Spirit in the personal life of a Christian expose him to the grave danger, either of exhibiting self-will...
Confrontation or Diplomacy
The Biblical way is confrontation; the world’s way is diplomacy. Confrontation is the way of truth, honesty, exposure, light, hurt, cleansing, correction.
Undiscerned Spiritual Pride
The first and worst cause of errors that abound in our day and age is spiritual pride. This is the main door by which the devil comes into the hearts of those...
Paul’s Struggle for the Unity of the Saints
Disunity is a very discouraging thing. But what strength comes from unity. Like the little wires, all knit together, make the strength of the cable, so it is for the church.
Giving: Considering the Poor
Consideration for the poor will not buy us pardon for our offenses against God, but it is the unfailing evidence of the person who has the grace of God in his heart.
Paul Washer’s Recent Heart Attack
No doubt most have heard by now that on Monday night brother Paul Washer suffered a heart attack and was in critical condition.
Bible meditation is not necessarily Bible reading, not necessarily Scripture memory, not reading good books and commentaries, not listening to good sermons, not prayer nor singing...
Believing in Eternal Punishment Matters
First, if conscious eternal punishment is not true, then ultimately one can sin against God and get by with it. Second, if there is not the danger of men being "tormented forever...
2017 Fellowship Conference New England
The saints at Redeeming Grace Fellowship in Portland, Maine are organizing another conference this year. The Fellowship Conference New England will be held on August 3-5, 2017.
A Muzzled Mouth
The sins of the tongue are easiest to commit and most subtle of all. How often they are engaged ignorantly! And we know it not until we begin to reap their bitter fruits.
Introspectionism has its seekers looking, not at Christ as their hope, but their repentance. Thus repentance itself becomes a fetish.
The Arrows of God’s Discipline
The arrows of God’s discipline are aimed at, and hit a particular object. The object is sin, a particular sin. It is not the believer’s only sin, but it is the sin which God wants out of his life now.
What To Do When You’re Snared
Trapped! Ensnared! Captured! What the enemy is unable to do by open assault he often can easily accomplish by subtlety. The first thing the Bible says about...
News for All Know-It-All Theologians
What's the news? That we don't know much about God. Not really, not compared to what there is, not compared to what...
A Prayer for the New Year
Firmly believing that my times are in God's hand, I here submit myself and all my affairs for the ensuing year, to the wise and gracious disposal of God's divine providence.
Jim Elliot Was Always Reading
A big personal part of that adventure for Jim was that he was always reading; at least, the evidence is there that this was true.
2018 Fellowship Conference New England
The saints at Redeeming Grace Fellowship in Portland, Maine are organizing another conference this year. The Fellowship Conference New England will be held on August 2-4, 2018. "Each year there is Biblical preaching a...
Legalism vs. Lawlessness
The term “lawlessness” does appear in the Bible, and its meaning is clear from the contexts in which it is found: “What partnership have righteousness and lawlessness...
2019 Fellowship Conference New England
The Fellowship Conference New England will be held on August 1-3, 2019. "Each year there is Biblical preaching and teaching...
Is The Lord Calling Me to Foreign Missions?
If you can have this unwavering conviction, my dear brethren, that God requires you to go as missionaries to the heathen, go. But do not go without it.
The Spirit’s Help in Prayer
First, notice that the Spirit is a helper. Jesus calls Him that. He is not "our little helper", but it is more like the king helping...
Does Disaster Come to a City Unless the LORD Has Done It?
Amos 3:6, “Is a trumpet blown in a city and the people are not afraid? Does disaster come to a city unless the LORD has done it?”
Speculative preaching is preaching and majoring on what might be or what could be, instead of what is. It hopes to invoke a response or decision...