Be of Good Cheer!

by J. R. Miller, 1912 “And now I exhort you—to be of good cheer!” Acts 27:22 In the story of his voyage and shipwreck, we find Paul not only cheerful himself—but a giver of encouragement to others. The storm had grown fiercer and fiercer. It had simply laid hold of the ship, torn it out […]

Theater Church

by Pastor Larry DeBruyn for Emergent Church Spectacles, Stories and Diminishing Scripture “And do not become idolaters as were some of them. As it is written, ‘The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play’.” (1 Corinthians 10:7, NKJV) “Believers, Beware!” EXODUS THIRTY-TWO may soon be coming to a theater-church near you! […]

The False Imagining of “the false christ”

by Pastor Larry DeBruyn of Guarding His Flock Ministries Colossians and the cosmic-christ. “And he [God’s Son] is before all things, and by him [God’s Son] all things consist.” Colossians 1:17, KJV Over three-and-one-half decades ago, John Lennon came out with the hit song Imagine. The lyrics project a utopian vision of the world in which, […]

His Name is “Jealous”!

by Pastor Larry DeBruyn of Guarding His Flock Ministries How God feels about cheatn’ hearts. “For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God: Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice […]

Love Loses

by Pastor Larry DeBruyn of Guarding His Flock Ministries The Quantum Spirituality of Rob Bell: A review of “Love Wins” Rob Bell, Love Wins: A Book about Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived (New York, NY: Harper One, 2011) xi + 198 pages, Acknowledgments and Further Reading. The back cover blurb […]

The Holy God

by Pastor Larry DeBruyn of Guarding His Flock Ministries From immanence to idolatry. “I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, […]

When Bad Things Happen to God’s People

by Pastor Larry DeBruyn of Guarding His Flock Ministries A Meditation on 1 Peter 1:3-12. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28, KJV Have you ever heard anyone declare, “Life stinks!”? The Scripture says life […]

The Duties of Parents

J. C. Ryle [J. C. Ryle (1816-1900) was the first Bishop of Liverpool in the Anglican church. He was well known in his time for being a champion of sound evangelical doctrine, and was passionate in his love for the Lord. In the original article, footnotes to certain paragraphs were attached at the end. I […]