Researchers have discovered a link to the biblical accounts of the Creation and the Flood in ancient Chinese characters.
Our deepest need is for an intimate relationship with our Creator and Savior, Jesus Christ. Today’s hymn, I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say, speaks to our hearts. In the opening of this BBC video, featuring the hymn, we actually learn a little bit of history about Aidan of Lindisfarne and Cuthbert of the mid-seventh century.
What is the doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture and how does today’s hymn, How Firm a Foundation, express this vital teaching?
The gospel is clear throughout the hymn, O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing. I was struck by Wesley’s mention of living “under the law” in the tenth stanza: “Sudden expired the legal strife, ’Twas then I ceased to grieve; My second, real, living life I then began to live.”
“If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.” ~ Martin Luther
This post is mainly excerpted from Dr. Timothy Keller’s excellent Preaching in a Secular Culture.
His advice is not just for preachers but is also useful for teaching a Bible study or giving a short testimony. What we say and how we say it should point people to Jesus. I’m only presenting his four main points and some quotes. I’m only scratching the surface here of a very rich nine-page document. It’s worth your time to read and absorb it. The rest of this post are quotes from Dr. Keller’s original work.