Changed Blogs!

Quick news: I’ve moved blogs!  All of this blog’s content has been transferred to http://www.echoofglory.com, and it is LIVE!  The first post is here. This transition was prompted by seeing the ads (that are really quite unacceptable) at the bottom of some of my pages on this blog.  Then, it quickly grew into a much…

Ephesians 2: The God-Centered Gospel

God is unrelentingly God-centered. He does all things to the praise of His glory. All things — including the salvation of sinners. It is within this God-centeredness that we find assurance of the gospel of mercy and love. This is the sixth post in my series on Ephesians 2. The lessons come out of a small…

An Active, Lively, Restless Faith

Jesus Christ has begun and He will carry on, He will finish the good work in our souls. — We have nothing to do but to lay hold on Him by faith, and to depend on Him for wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption. Not but we must be workers together with Him; for a true…

For Whom We Have Waited

Isaiah 25:1-9 O LORD, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name; For You have worked wonders, Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness. For You have made a city into a heap, A fortified city into a ruin; A palace of strangers is a city no more,…

The Center of a Productive Life: God

These are probably the best few pages I have ever read on being productive. … Perhaps the chief competitor to God-centeredness is simply making our own aims our center. This, then, leads us to be work-centered, or possession -centered, or pleasure-centered, or having any of those other centers. So it’s important to say that not only do…

For the Sake of the Kingdom of Heaven

Never did he marry. He died alone. He never had a helper, a mate, a lover, a partner. He bought no engagement ring, had no wedding, had no home with a wife. Every night he went to sleep, he went to sleep alone. Every morning he woke from rest, he awoke alone. He did not…

Do Not Linger

Taken from J.C. Ryle’s sermon on Genesis 19:16 — “He lingered.” But to walk closely with God–to be really spiritually-minded–to behave like strangers and pilgrims–to be distinct from the world in employment of time, in conversation, in amusements, in dress–to bear a faithful witness for Christ in all places–to leave a savour of our Master…