Tuesday, April 20, 2010

God's Word

(J. R. Miller, "Counsel and Help" 1907)

"I have put my hope in Your Word." Psalm 119:81

So long as there are . . . tears and sorrows, and broken hearts, and crushed hopes, and human failures, and lives burdened and bowed down, and spirits sad and despairing--so long will the Bible be a needed book.

It is full of inspiration, light, help and strength for earth's weary ones.

"The law of the LORD is perfect--reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy--making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right--giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant--giving light to the eyes. The fear of the LORD is pure--enduring forever. The ordinances of the LORD are sure and altogether righteous.They are more desirable than gold--even the finest gold. They are sweeter than honey--even honey dripping from the comb. By them is Your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward." Psalm 19:7-11


chuck said...

Denise Please read thanks Chuck


Mark Driscoll on Rick Warren
"And, I learned a lot watching Rick Warren behind the scenes and over meals. Not being part of the Purpose Driven Network, I was humbled by how eager he was to bring in leaders from many networks and denominations to share ideas and help influence in his Purpose Driven Network pastors for the cause of Jesus Christ. After spending some time with Rick I am convinced for four things. One, a lot of Christians are jealous of his success and they account for a good percentage of his critics. Two, he really loves the Jesus of the Bible. Three, he really loves pastors. Four, he really loves the church of Jesus in all of it’s expressions, even those who are not doing the Purpose Driven methods he extols.

To be honest, Rick has a brilliant mind that shines even when he sits down and simply lectures from a chair for an hour as he did at the conference. But, what really struck me is how much he loves pastors and churches and how much he wants to serve pastors and their churches by giving away resources and encouragement lavishly. And, it is his affection for Jesus, pastors, and churches that has in my observation endeared him to so many Christian leaders. For those who criticize his methods, it would behoove them to also share in his effort to do something to help pastors other than criticize those who are trying to help. I do not agree with him on everything. But, I also find him to be a servant leader who is willing to learn which is rare among those who are very successful and in that I rejoice.”
Driscoll is a big influence on Piper, More than Piper is on him?

Denise said...

Thank you chuck for that link! And yes,it very well could be. Scripture says for a reason:

1Co 15:33 Do not be deceived: "Bad company ruins good morals."