What does Genesis 3:16 mean?

Tonight we’ll look at Genesis 3:16, which reads: To the woman He said: “I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be for your husband, And he shall rule over you.” (NKJV) There...

Helps for Memorizing Scripture

I can’t say enough about how good it is to commit scripture to memory. But here are some things to help you, if you want to get to it. (They’re always on the “Resources” page. Just click on “Devotions.”) Personal Devotions Planning...

How to Furnish Your Heart with Assurance

“It is harder for the heart to be furnished with assurance than for the mind to be endowed with thought.” So writes John Calvin in in third book of The Institutes of the Christian Religion.  In other words–it’s easier to fill your mind with...

Putting the “a” in “amuse.”

On Saturday, at the Men’s Conference here at church, Jack Crans said something to this effect: “If I say the word ‘muse’ people look at me like I’m crazy. If I say ‘amuse,’ they know what I’m talking about.” He was trying to...

The Seven Letters from Jesus

Last night we looked at the first three chapters of the book of Revelation. I mentioned (and put up on screen) a breakdown of the seven letters in chapters two and three that showed their parallel structures. Seeing the structure is helpful for getting a sense of the...

What truly helps

What should be our focus as we read the scriptures? Consider these thoughts from John Calvin: Not to take too long, let us remember here, as in all religious doctrine, that we ought to hold to one rule of modesty and sobriety: not to speak, or guess, or even to seek...