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Lord’s Day Meditation: “His Fruit Was Sweet to My Taste” by C. H. Spurgeon

Faith, in the Scripture, is spoken of under the emblem of all the senses. It is sight: “Look unto me and be ye saved.” It is hearing: “Hear, and your soul shall live.” Faith is smelling: “All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia”; “thy name is as ointment poured forth.” Faith is spiritual touch. By this faith the woman came behind and touched the hem of Christ’s garment, and by this we handle the things of the good word of life. Read more

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Six Tips for Preaching in a Missionary Context

Recently, I had the opportunity to minister in the Middle East, including time in Israel and Egypt. One of the highlights of my trip was preaching in the First Baptist Church of Cairo—yes, there is a congregation so named. Egypt is an ancient civilization, with standing ruins dating to thousands of years before Christ. Read more

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Lord’s Day Meditation: “He That Kindled the Fire Shall Surely Make Restitution” by C. H. Spurgeon

But what restitution can he make who casts abroad the fire-brands of error, or the coals of lasciviousness, and sets men’s souls on a blaze with the fire of hell? The guilt is beyond estimate, and the result is irretrievable. If such an offender be forgiven, what grief it will cause him in the retrospect, since he cannot undo the mischief which he has done! Read more

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Dispatches from the Mission Field

This past week my wife and I, along with Midwestern Seminary mission’s professor, Dr. Robin Hadaway, took a brief mission trip to the Middle East. We divided our time between Israel and Egypt, and enjoyed partnering with several IMB and Midwestern Seminary missionaries on the field. Though brief, the trip was personally rewarding, and, I trust, helpful to the Kingdom. Read more