Monthly Archives: July 2009

“5… seconds made the difference between this boy living and this boy dying”

Praise God for His Grace, Mercy, and Sovereignty…


Why Do We Go to the Grand Canyon??

I wish everybody could hear this… multiple times…

Calvinism & Arminianism

One of the most famous arguments in theology… I found this helpful for giving an introduction to the argument…

The Sovereignty of God and Human Responsibility

Once again… thank you John Piper…

Happy Birthday Isaac Watts!!!


The writer of over 750 hymns is an invaluable resource to the church… thank you God for his salvation…

When I survey the wondrous cross is by far Isaac Watts most famous hymn… John Wesley (who wrote thousands of hymns) said he would trade all the hymns that he wrote if he could have written just this one hymn…

This is Watts’ famous hymn sung by Fernando Ortega:

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
Save in the death of Christ my God!
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to His blood.

See from His head, His hands, His feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down!
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?

His dying crimson, like a robe,
Spreads o’er His body on the tree;
Then I am dead to all the globe,
And all the globe is dead to me.

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.

Thought Provoking Quote of the Week (July 12- 18)

Since John Calvin’s 500th Birthday was last week, it is only appropriate to have John Calvin drop some wisdom…

“God tolerates even our stammering, and pardons our ignorance whenever something inadvertently escapes us – as, indeed, without this mercy there would be no freedom to pray.”

John Calvin

The Pacific: From Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg

This could be called Band of Brothers: Pacific Theater… it is by the same guys, it is going to be about real people, it is set in WWII, it is going to be awesome…