The Reformed View Of The Family

Meltdown On Mt. Carmel

Call to Worship July 16 2017

“‘Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice.’ Exceedingly blessed, yet unspeakably solemn was this. First, this remarkable incident should encourage weak Christians to put their trust in God, to go forth in His strength to meet the gravest dangers, to face the fiercest enemies, and to undertake the most arduous and hazardous tasks to which He may call them. If our confidence is fully placed in the Lord Himself, He will not fail us. He will stand by us, though none others do; He will deliver us out of the hands of those who seek our harm; He will put to confusion those who set themselves against us; and He will honour us in the sight of those who have slandered or reproached us. Look not on the frowning faces of worldlings, O trembling believer, but fix the eye of faith upon Him who has all power in heaven and in earth. Be not discouraged because you meet with so very few who are like-minded, but console yourself with the grand fact that if God is for you it matters not who is against you.”

(A.W. Pink, The Life of Elijah, Banner of Truth, 1991, pg. 165)

Why Hesitate?

Call To Worship July 9 2017

“’They must repent and turn themselves from their idols, or nothing could avail to avert God’s judgment. Though Noah and Samuel and Job had made intercession, it would not have induced the Lord to withdraw from the conflict. They must forsake their idols and return to Jehovah.’ Those words were written almost a century ago, yet they are as true and pertinent now as they were then, for they enunciate an abiding principle. God will not wink at sin or gloss over evil doing. Whether He is dealing in judgment with an individual or with a nation, that which has displeased Him must be rectified before there can be a return of His favour. It is useless to pray for His blessing while we refuse to put away that which has called down His curse. It is vain to talk about exercising faith in God’s promises until we have exercised repentance for our sins. Our idols must be destroyed ere God will again accept our worship.”

(A.W. Pink, The Life of Elijah, Banner of Truth, 1991, pg. 119)

Fear & Favor

Cal To Worship July 2 2017

“And it came to pass”: that is, the predetermined counsel of Jehovah was now actualized. The fulfillment of the divine purpose can neither be retarded nor forced by us. God will not be hurried either by our petulance or our prayers. We have to wait His appointed hour, and when it strikes, He acts—it “comes to pass” just as He had foreordained. The precise length of time His servant is to remain in a certain place was predestined by Him from all eternity. “It came to pass after many days”: that is, over a thousand since the drought had commenced, “that the word of the Lord came to Elijah.” God had not forgotten His servant. The Lord never forgets any of His people, for has He not said, “Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands: thy walls are continually before me” (Isa 49:16)? O that we might never forget Him, but “set the LORD always before us” (Psa 16:8). “In the third year”: that is, of his stay at Zarephath.

(A.W. Pink, The Life of Elijah, Banner of Truth, 1991, pg. 95-96)

A Reformed View Of Marriage

Death Reveals

Men Who Understood The Times