Archive for September, 2010

29
Sep

Wavering Faith

   Posted by: jmueller    in Dead Theologians, Prayer

For several weeks now,  I have been struggling with feelings that God is distant from me, or to be more precise, that I have been distant from Him. And that many of the things I do with the church are empty and pointless in regard to furthering the Gospel of Christ.

I received this Grace Gem this morning, and it is exactly the reading that I needed.  I have read it about a half dozen times whenever I have had a break in the action while visiting a customer in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.  I felt the need to post it and share it with others.

The grand secret!

(Octavius Winslow, “Evening Thoughts”)

“This is real love. It is not that we loved God–but that He loved us and sent His Son as a  sacrifice to take away our sins.” 1 John 4:10

Deal much and closely with a crucified Savior! This is the grand secret of a constant ascending of the affections to God. If you find it difficult to comprehend the love of God towards you–then read it in the cross of His dear Son!

Dwell upon this amazing fact,
drink into this precious truth,
muse upon it,
ponder it,
search into it,
pray over it,
until your heart is melted down, and broken, and overwhelmed with God’s wondrous love to you, in the gift of Jesus!

Oh, how will this rekindle the flame that is ready to die in your bosom! How it will draw you up in a holy and unreserved surrender of body, soul, and spirit!

Deal much with Jesus!

Whenever you detect . . .
a waning of love,
a reluctance to take up the daily cross,
a shrinking from the precept
–go immediately to Calvary!

Go simply and directly to Jesus!

Get your heart warmed with ardent love by contemplating Him upon the cross–and soon will the frosts that gather round it melt away, and the congealed current shall begin to flow!

“Who loved me–and gave Himself for me!” Galatians 2:20

We must keep our eyes focused on the Cross of Christ and and what he did for us as the Holy wrath of the Father was poured onto him, utterly breaking him.  This needs to be so much more than just words, though it so often seems to fall into that.

Lord, please help me to keep the Cross centered in my vision and let it guide all that I do.  Amen.

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It’s been awhile since we had a meeting.

We met briefly with the newest graduating class so that we could decide on a good night and time. Everyone decided that a weekly meeting on Monday night from 8-9:30 pm would be alright.

We met and discussed many topics about our families and things going on in our lives. Pastor decided that we need to do a study on guarding our tongues, based on the conversation.

Pastor Matt handed out the following CD message for us to listen to.

John MacArthur – ‘Thinking Biblically About The Economy, Government, and Your Money’

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8
Sep

Emerging Leaders Grads Meeting August 29, 2010

   Posted by: jmueller    in Emerging Leaders

Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything.  Things have been hectic with the boys going back to school, work around the yard, enjoying the last bit of summer before school started, trying to get ready for going to two services, enjoying the new hobby of running regularly, and most of all trying to stay faithful in my walk with the Lord.

Our last meeting turned in to a great opportunity for John and me to visit for a couple of hours.  We were the only ones that showed up.  I gave him a CD that I made with a couple of messages on ‘Moralistic, Therapeutic Deism’.

Matt Chandler – ‘2010 SBC Pastor’s Conference’

Albert Mohler – ‘The Albert Mohler Program – 04-29-2005′

And then I also found this from Wretched Radio on the subject:

Todd Friel and Ray Comfort on Wretched Radio

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