Traveling Together to the Celestial City

Our life of faith can be likened to a journey or pilgrimage to the celestial city. Along the way we encounter trials and temptations as well as encouragement and assistance. We must, with diligence, press on to the goal set before us. The sermon from Ezra chapter 8 (below) is helpful in considering this truth. The… Read More ›

Be an Ezra

God raised up Ezra to teach His people by both word and deed. Ezra prepared his heart to fulfill God’s design on his life by seeking to know and to do God’s will as revealed in God’s holy Word. He became a helper to the people of God (his name means “help” in Hebrew). God… Read More ›

Facing Opposition To The Truth

Our sovereign God, for His own glory and according to the good pleasure of His will, brings about challenges to our faith in the form of adversity and opposition to the truth. These difficulties provide us with opportunities to walk by faith in Him and His all sufficient Word. Will you trust Him? The main points… Read More ›

Freed to Worship

The greatest act of man is the worship of God. This is our primary reason for existence. He has freed us from the chains of sin that we might worship and serve only Him. Does your heart cry Amen? If not, why not? Turning to Ezra chapter 3 we learn about the work of the… Read More ›

God Sovereignly Builds His Church

God is zealous towards His church and sovereignly guides the affairs of men in such a way that she is guarded, corrected, strengthened, and built up. He calls us, His beloved people, to know, love, and trust Him as He executes His eternal decrees in our time. These include our being the vessels of mercy… Read More ›

Our God Speaks

Praise God that “He is there and He is not silent.” The almighty, transcendent Creator and Sustainer of all things delights in personal communication with His creation in general and His beloved people in particular. He shares his person, purposes, and blessings to those who don’t deserve it. How can we express our thankfulness for… Read More ›

Watch and Pray

“God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). And our victorious Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, as the Captain of our salvation, commands us to not only stand our ground (won at the cross) equipped with God’s armor. He further commands us to… Read More ›