Saturday, April 19, 2008
This was a sermon I heard on sermonaudio here. It was by Gordon Dane of the Free Presbyterian Church.
I enjoyed hearing him discuss the role of the husband as it doesn't get mentioned as much as the wife's role.
"If we emphasize on what the Bible says about the wives we get a wrong impression.If we say that the wife is to submit and don't get the husbands part,we can get a wrong impression of what the Bible advocates.When we see the fullness of what the scripture says,than we see the real wisdom of God."
"You sacrifice for her.You give up things for her.Give her things she needs.Put her before you.That's the love that the Bible speaks about.That's exercising your headship properly."
Those quotes really spoke to me.It showed me the great responsibility and honour the role of a husband is.You can listen to the sermon or download it on MP3 format.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
THE OLD PATHS
I liked the old paths, when Moms were at home. Dads were at work. Brothers went into the army. And sisters got married BEFORE having children! Crime did not pay: Hard work did:And people knew the difference.
Moms could cook: Dads would work; Children would behave: Husbands were loving; Wives were supportive: And children were polite. Women wore the jewelry: And Men wore the pants. Women looked like ladies: Men looked like gentlemen; And children looked decent.
People loved the truth, and hated a lie; They came to church to get IN, Not to get OUT! Hymns sounded Godly; Sermons sounded helpful: Rejoicing sounded normal: And crying sound ed sincere. Cursing was wicked: Drinking was evil, and divorce was unthinkable. The flag was honored; The nation was beautiful: And God was welcome!
We read the Bible in public: Prayed in school, and preached from house to house. To be called a Canadian or American was worth dying for: To be called a Christian was worth living for ; To be called a traitor was a shame!
Sex was a personal word. Homosexual was an unheard of word, and abortion was an illegal word. Preachers preached because they had a message: And Christians rejoiced because they had the VICTORY!
Preachers preached from the Bible: Singers sang from the heart: And sinners turned to the Lord to be SA VED! A new birth meant a new life; Salvation meant a changed life; Following Christ led to eternal life.
Being a preacher meant you proclaimed the word of God: Being a deacon meant you would serve the Lord: Being a Christian meant you would live for Jesus: And being a sinner meant someone was praying for you!
Laws were based on the Bible; Homes read the Bible: And churches taught the Bible. Preachers were more interested in new converts, than new clothes and new cars. God was worshipped: Christ was exalted: and the Holy Spirit was respected.
Church was where you found Christians on the Lord's day, rather than in the garden, on the creek bank, on the golf course, or being entertained somewhere else.
I still like the old paths the best!
"The Old Paths" was written by a retired minister
This is from the Jan/Feb 2007 edition of The Canadian Revivalist.It's put out by the Free Presbyterian Churches of Canada.