In 1868, Matheson became the pastor of the church at Innellan. Although he was blind, Matheson was a great preacher and he was well known throughout Scotland. Matheson’s friends felt that his blindness is what made him great.
Every follower of Jesus must do the same. Influence in your little corner of the world begins there. This is precisely why Barnabas’s account is given to us in the book of Acts—he is a role model for followers of Jesus.
Packer is best known as an author and wrote over 300 books. His first book, Fundamentalism and the Word of God, began as a talk to a group of students and was a defense of the authority of Scripture.
Before you weigh the request, examine your heart. Are you saying no simply because a yes answer would inconvenience you? Saying yes to your children often means saying no to yourself, and that’s difficult to do.
Calvin was a man of faithful constancy who endeavoured to magnify the glory of God and rest in His sovereignty, no matter the circumstance. As we pray, let us fearlessly commit ourselves to God and take comfort that our time is in His hand.
So strong was his desire for people to know how to study the Bible more effectively, three months before he died, M’Cheyne provided the members of his church with a daily Bible reading plan that is still used today.
John Bunyan served as a Puritan pastor and early in his ministry, he was imprisoned when he refused to stop preaching and submit to the laws against nonconformity with the Church of England.
IFLM did not have in place some strategic three-year plan for finding an evangelical Polish-speaking pastor, establishing a Poland office, and launching a Polish-language Bible-teaching ministry.
Without warning, life sometimes prods us down a path that forks into two roads. Even though both choices appear to end with a cliff, we’re forced to choose.