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A PRAYER

by Ron Owens

A Puritan’s prayer beautifully expresses the essence of God’s love.Lord Jesus, Thou didst love me before I loved Thee. Love brought Thee from heaven to earth, from earth to the cross, from the cross to the grave. Love caused Thee to be weary, hungry, tempted, scorned and scourged, crucified and pierced.Love led Thee to bow […]

A Puritan’s Prayer

by Ron Owens

A Puritan’s prayer of gratitude for God’s grace.“O LORD GOD, teach me to know that grace precedes, accompanies and follows salvation; that it sustains the redeemed soul, that not one link of its chain can ever break. From Calvary’s cross wave upon wave of grace-reaches me-deals with my sin-washes me clean-renews my heart-strengthens my will-draws […]

To Whom Do I Belong?

by Ron Owens

“Great THEOLOGY, married to great HYMNOLOGY, rises to God in great DOXOLOGY.” –Stephen F. Olford The fundamental reason why the living God wants His people to assemble in worship is for them to ascribe to Him the worth and value that are His, and to present themselves to Him as “living sacrifices,” individually, and as […]

A Promise for Aging Friends

by Ron Owens

As we enter 2022, here is an encouraging word and timely reminder from C. H. Spurgeon, to those of us who are now living beyond our three score and ten years and who may be facing physical, or perhaps other kinds of issues that can get us down. To us he says: “Here is a […]

By Grace Alone

by Ron Owens

As we’ll soon be closing out one year and entering another, I’m reminded again how grateful I am for God’s grace. So grateful!! “For by grace I have been saved, through faith, and that not of myself; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest I should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9, paraphrase). BY GOD’S […]

I’VE BEEN VISITED BY AN ANGEL

by Ron Owens

Joseph, whom God chose to be His Son’s earthly father played a most important role in God’s incredible plan. Yet very little is said about him other than he was a just, righteous, protective, courageous and obedient man, doing exactly what he was told to do on each of the four occasions he was visited […]

THE GIFT

by Ron Owens

There’s nothing quite as final as death. We’ve all experienced this personally through the passing of a family member, friend, or even a casual acquaintance. And the passing of someone you have been close to can conjure up feelings of regret at having not been as faithful as you wish you had been in the […]

A Puritan’s Prayer of Thanksgiving

by Ron Owens

GIVER OF ALL, yet a little while I shall go to thine home and be seen no more here. Help me to gird up the loins of my mind, to quicken my step, to speed as if each moment were my last, that my life be joy, my death glory.I thank Thee for the temporal […]

The Aroma Factor in Worship

by Ron Owens

One of the most profound expressions of worship by a common person in Scripture is found in John 12: 1–8. It took place in a home in Bethany where Jesus and His disciples had been invited to eat. Lazarus, whom Jesus had raised from the dead was there, as were his sisters, Mary and Martha.We […]

REFORMATION DAY

by Ron Owens

Ein Feste Burg ist Unser Gott” A Mighty Fortress is Our God Who would have suspected that the sound of a hammer striking a church door in Wittenberg, Germany, 504 years ago this October 31st, would be heard around the world and ultimately lead to one of the greatest transformations of Western society since the […]