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A PURITAN’S PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING.

by Ron Owens

A PURITAN’S PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING. 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 […]

WHAT IS TRUTH?

by Ron Owens

With all the “spurious truths” floating around today, here’s a reminder of what Dr. Francis Schaeffer used to call, “true truth.” THIS IS THE TRUTH“I am the Way, the Truth and the Life…” John 14:6 This is the truth as we have received it,These are the facts that are based on God’s Word.Christ died for […]

Just in Time

by Ron Owens

October, 1976, 5 AM, Bailey-Boswell Road, Saginaw/Fort Worth, TX All I could think of as I headed out for my early morning run was the financial crisis Patricia and I were facing at the International Christian Center/Hotel Rosat, in Switzerland. I knew that it was going to take divine intervention for the need to be […]

A Morning Without Clouds

by Ron Owens

I’ve recently been encouraged by J. C. Ryle’s comments on a description (name) of God found in 2 Samuel 23:4 that should be an encouragement to all us “old travelers.” “He shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even as a morning without clouds…” (KJV).“The text is taken from a […]

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 […]