Tag Archives: Christian Focus

10 marks of Christ upon which faith leans

What is Christian faith?  Faith is heart-felt, dependent trust in the person and work of Jesus Christ.  Here’s Ebenezer Erskine’s 10 marks of Christ upon which faith leans: Faith lives and leans upon the name of Christ; for “his name … Continue reading

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Preacher, what do you depend on?

I often feel inadequate as a preacher.    I don’t know if this is because of being dyslexic in a word ministry. It is very easy to convince myself that non-dyslexic preachers must have it much easier than me. In some … Continue reading

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True Revival

During the summer, I came across a helpful description of what happens when true revival is seen in the church. In his book A Mighty Fortress (Christian Focus 2003), T.M. Moore cites the work of John H. Armstrong who has … Continue reading

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Edward Fisher: The Marrow of Modern Divinity

For the past four years I have been on the look out for The Marrow of Modern Divinity by Edward Fisher. It was not available in print or on-line but it has now been published in both media. Christian Focus … Continue reading

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Bedtime benedictions for my kids

I’ve been blessing my kids at bedtime for over a year using the “Father’s blessings for his children” packs from Bethlehem Baptist church. My kids love being blessed and will remind me if I forget, “can I have a blessing … Continue reading

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Why Christ’s love is better than wine #1

I’ve started reading CH Spurgeon’s sermons on Song of Solomon and really loved his first meditation on why Christ’s love is better than wine. These are the first Spurgeon sermons I remember reading. His work is not expository but what … Continue reading

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Antinomian, neonomian or pure gospel?

As a lapsed neonomian and a Scotsman, this extract from Joel Beeke’s introduction to The Beauties of Ebenezer Erskine, has given me the appetite to read on. Beeke writes: The beauties of Ebernezer Erkine offers the best portions of his … Continue reading

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