Posts with the category “weekly-wisdom”
What Saves Me?
by Drew Buell on April 12th, 2021
Remember, therefore, it is not thy hold of Christ that saves thee - it is Christ; it is not thy joy in Christ that saves thee - it is Christ; it is not even faith in Christ, though that be the instrument - it is Christ’s blood and merits; therefore, look not so much to thy hand with which thou art grasping Christ, as to Christ; look not to thy hope, but to Jesus, the author and finisher of thy fai...
What's the Problem?
by Drew Buell on April 7th, 2021
"The central problem of our age is not liberalism or modernism, nor the old Roman Catholicism or the new Roman Catholicism, nor the threat of communism, nor even the threat of rationalism and the monolithic consensus which surrounds us. All these are dangerous but not the primary threat. The real problem is this: the church of the Lord Jesus Christ, individually or corporately, tending to do the L...
Don't Overlook the Gift Giver
by Drew Buell on February 10th, 2021
Let us therefore remember, whenever each of us contemplates his own nature, that there is one God who so governs all natures that he would have us look unto him, direct our faith to him, and worship and call upon him. For nothing is more preposterous than to enjoy the very remarkable gifts that attest the divine nature within us, yet to overlook the Author who gives them to us at our asking.~John ...
7 Principles to Consider in Relation to the COVID Vaccine
by Drew Buell on February 3rd, 2021
Al Mohler has recently written a very helpful article about Vaccines and the Christian Worldview. In the article he lists seven issues that Christians should consider as they think through the morality of the new COVID vaccine.Mohler writes:This is an absolutely historic and crucial moment. This pandemic has wrought untold destruction—and we are, I pray, in the final months of this contagion’s dea...
The Epistle to California's Refugees
by Drew Buell on January 11th, 2021
This is a short piece of creative writing that I started a few weeks ago. I’ve spent a lot of time in 1 Peter lately, getting ready for my next preaching series, so the format of the letter is similar to that of 1 Peter (I’ve included hyperlinks in bold to all of the biblical references). It’s something of a “tongue in cheek” letter to those dear friends who have left California (California’s Refu...
Content with the Time
by Drew Buell on November 27th, 2019
"One of my favorite scenes is in the home of Bob Crachit..."
"I Am Beyond Hope…There is No Way Out”
by Drew Buell on November 26th, 2019
"There are many different kinds of troubles in this world."
Great Trials and Great Joys
by Drew Buell on November 21st, 2019
"As God provides the sea for leviathan, so does he find a pool for the minnow."
God Has Forgotten Me...
by Drew Buell on November 19th, 2019
"It seems like people are busier and more connected today than at any other time in history..."
“Have Thine Own Way Lord…”
by Drew Buell on November 14th, 2019
"Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way! Thou art the potter, I am the clay."
The Necessity of Mutual Love at the Lord’s Table
by Drew Buell on November 12th, 2019
"We cannot love Christ without loving him in the brethren."
“I Am Beyond Help…God Cannot Hear”
by Drew Buell on November 7th, 2019
Isaiah 59:1 “Behold, the Lord’s hand is not so short that it cannot save; nor His ear so dull that it cannot hear.”
The Questions Every Pastor Must Answer
by Drew Buell on November 5th, 2019
The questions which every pastor must meet are these three:
Learning to Hope
by Drew Buell on September 5th, 2019
"God often makes life hard so that we will learn to hope."
The Difference Between Being Busy and Being Hurried
by Drew Buell on August 29th, 2019
"Being busy is about the things you have to do."
Unity from the Top Down
by Drew Buell on August 27th, 2019
"Unity in the church begins at the top and it flows down throughout the body."
Win Them to Christ by Winning Them to Church
by Drew Buell on August 22nd, 2019
"Preach the gospel. Preach the hope of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection for sinners."
You Can’t Bad-Attitude Someone into a Good Attitude
by Drew Buell on August 20th, 2019
"It is the kindness of God that leads us to repentance."
Your New Morning Prayer
by Drew Buell on August 15th, 2019
"Thy mercies have brought me to the dawn of another day."
I’ve Got a Grumbly in My Tumbly
by Drew Buell on August 13th, 2019
"Grumbling kicks humility in the shins."
"Running Scared" Book Review
by Drew Buell on August 8th, 2019
"There is a close connection between what we fear and what we think we need."
The Single Most Important Distinction a Leader Can Make
by Drew Buell on August 6th, 2019
I believe that the single most important distinction that a leader can make is between what he is “able to do” and what he “can do."
Of Blow Torches and Theological Education
by Drew Buell on August 1st, 2019
My education has given me the equivalent of a theological blow torch.
What Is Faith Born Out Of?
by Drew Buell on July 30th, 2019
The faith that believes that God will do what you ask is not born in a hurry.
What Quenches Our Thirst?
by Drew Buell on July 18th, 2019
But the gospel is the good news that God is the all-satisfying end of all our longing
Take Me Lord
by Drew Buell on July 16th, 2019
Take me, Lord, at whatever cost.
What Is An Evangelical Leader?
by Drew Buell on July 11th, 2019
In brief, an evangelical is a person who believes the ‘three R’s’:
He Knows Your Path
by Drew Buell on July 9th, 2019
Eighteenth Century pastor and author John Newton wrote the following letter to a sister who was grieving the loss of her sister.
What Is Faith Born Out Of?
by Drew Buell on June 25th, 2019
In his book Quiet Talks on Prayer S.D. Gordon makes the following observation about what faith is born out of.
Where Do You Find Yourself?
by Drew Buell on June 13th, 2019
The more we get what we now call “ourselves” out of the way and let Him take us over, the more truly ourselves we become.
What Does Good Communication Look Like?
by Drew Buell on June 6th, 2019
Communication is one of the most important aspects to any marriage
The Blessing of a Happy Mom
by Drew Buell on June 4th, 2019
An excerpt from Sarah Mae & Sally Clarkson's book Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe
Practical Advice for Those Struggling with Depression
by Drew Buell on May 28th, 2019
For me, making a specific plan to face the giant of depression always lessens its impact and shortens its duration.
What Can We Bring to God?
by Drew Buell on May 23rd, 2019
"This is the worthiness – the best and only kind we can bring to God..."
Rest on the Open Sea
by Drew Buell on May 16th, 2019
"My end was the outward calm; His was my meeting with the storm."
by Drew Buell on May 14th, 2019
"Could it be we’ve made parenting too complicated?"
Our Longest Sorrows Have an Ending
by Drew Buell on May 2nd, 2019
Job 42:10 - After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord made him prosperous again.
8 Ways to Submit to Your Local Church
by Drew Buell on April 30th, 2019
Johnathan Leeman lists eight ways that Christians should submit themselves to the local church:
The Epistle of Diognetus
by Drew Buell on April 25th, 2019
For Christians are not distinguished from the rest of mankind either in locality or in speech or in customs.
All to Jesus I Surrender
by Drew Buell on April 23rd, 2019
All to Jesus I surrender, all to Him I freely give; I will ever love and trust Him, in His presence daily live.
Our Longest Sorrows Have an EndingFathers Must Always LeadIt Is Christ Who Saves UsHe is Altogether Lovely (Part 01)He is Altogether Lovely (Part 2)Crazy ParentingRest on the Open SeaThe Purpose of Church DisciplineWhat Can We Bring to God?Practical Advice for Those Struggling with DepressionA Room Full of Yearning Regret
Of Blow Torches and Theological EducationThe Single Most Important Distinction a Leader Can Make"Running Scared" Book ReviewI’ve Got a Grumbly in My TumblyYour New Morning PrayerYou Can’t Bad-Attitude Someone into a Good AttitudeWin Them to Christ by Winning Them to ChurchUnity from the Top DownThe Difference Between Being Busy and Being Hurried