Spurgeon

For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ.┬áTheir end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.”

On The Cross

First, let us enquire, WHAT IS THIS CROSS OF CHRIST to which some men are sadly said to be enemies?

Of course, it is not the material cross. It is not anything made in the shape of the cross. There are some who can fall down and adore a cross of wood, or stone, or gold, but I cannot conceive of a greater wounding of the heart of Christ than to pay reverence to anything in the shape of Continue reading Spurgeon

18 For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.

Let God be our Role Model

I have been really challenged of late as to how I look at God. Do I look up to Him and reflect on Him all the time, or do I focus my time and energy on other things, other ‘role models’?

Princes and Golfers

Recently we have seen what hysteria the visit of Prince William has had in Australia. On the news the other day I was listening and watching how much people were swamping him, adoring him, focusing on him. How do you act when you see a celebrity, whether it be a royal, a sporting star, a movie star or even a politician? Do you want do get a glimpse? Do you want to shake their hand and tell them how great you think they are? Do you want to emulate their achievements, even if it be in a smaller way?

How easy it is to look up to and glorify people instead of the One who alone is worthy of our praise. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with admiring and respecting those who strive for excellence in their profession. I always have a level of awe for how dedicated and refined athletes are. Continue reading Let God be our Role Model