Pearls of Wisdom

Read about what God is saying to His people in these last days. Let Him stir your heart and challenge you to live according to His will.

A Hireling; No True Shepherd

A Hireling; No True Shepherd Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.—2 Timothy 1:6-7 It is doubtful whether we…

Truth Divorced From Life

Truth Divorced From Life But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.—James 1:22 There is scarcely anything so dull and meaningless as Bible doctrine taught for its own sake. Truth divorced from life is not truth in its Biblical sense, but something else and something less…. No man is better for…

Preach to Make Them Sweat

Preach to Make Them Sweat Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” —Acts 2:37 I preach to my congregation week after week. And I pray that I may be able to preach with such…

The Authority of God

The Authority of God …I am sending you to them, and you shall say to them, “Thus says the Lord God.” As for them, whether they hear or whether they refuse—for they are a rebellious house—yet they will know that a prophet has been among them. -Ezekiel 2:4-5 I don’t want to be unkind, but…

A Voice Instead of An Echo

A Voice Instead of An Echo But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” —Acts 4:19-20 To escape the snare of artificiality…

Prophet, Not Orator

Prophet, Not Orator And I have put My words in your mouth; I have covered you with the shadow of My hand, that I may plant the heavens, lay the foundations of the earth, and say to Zion, “You are My people.” —Isaiah 51:16 The Christian minister, as someone has pointed out, is a descendant…

Eloquence

Eloquence And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.—1 Corinthians 2:1-2 There are few things in religious circles held in greater esteem than…

Deadly Rationalism

Deadly Rationalism And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.—1 Corinthians 2:4-5 There is today an evangelical rationalism not unlike the rationalism taught…