Rating: ★★★★★ Who: E. M. Bounds was a chaplain in the Confederate Army and held a pastorate in Franklin, Tennessee. During his time in Tennessee, he led a spiritual revival and eventually began an itinerant ministry. He only published two books during his lifetime, but nine others were arranged from manuscripts and published after his death—most of them on… Continue reading Review: Power through Prayer
Rating: ★★★★★ Who: William Carey, British missionary to India, known as “the father of modern missions.” He is also noted for his linguistic works and Bible translations in Bengali, Marathi, and several other languages. When: 1792, one year before William Carey left for his mission field in India. Overview: Encyclopedia Brittanica calls this pamphlet “the charter of Protestant missions.” This pamphlet led… Continue reading Review: An Enquiry into the Obligations of Christians to Use Means for the Conversion of the Heathens
I wanted to say thank you to my loyal readers who read my Lent devotional. I messed up the Protestant Lent calendar a little bit—which is why this was a trial run!—and I just plain ran out of time at the end, to be honest. I’ve already changed a few chapters, and hope to turn this into a… Continue reading Thank You!
Where high the heavenly temple stands, The house of God not made with hands, A great high priest our nature wears, The guardian of mankind appears. He who for men their surety stood, And poured on earth His precious blood, Pursues in Heaven His mighty plan, The Savior and the friend of man. Michael Bruce… Continue reading Ascension (#40)
My God has broke the serpent’s teeth, And death has lost his sting. Isaac Watts “He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day… Continue reading Resurrection (#39)
“Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. (Hebrews 2:14-15, ESV) Jesus partook of… Continue reading Death (#38)
Ever when tempted, make me see, Beneath the olive’s moon-pierced shade, My God, alone, outstretched, and bruised And bleeding, on the earth He made. F. W. Faber “But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water. He who saw it has borne witness—his testimony… Continue reading Passion (#37)