Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Second Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect from the First Day of Lent is to be read every day in Lent after the Collect appointed for the Day.

Daily Bible Verse

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Divine Call

There is much talk about different styles of doing Evangelical theology, evangelism and ecclesiology. How do we do church? Winning people to Christ and to a committed relationship with God and with His church can be a challenge, particularly in view of how disintegrated the Christian universal church has become these days.

It is especially difficult for pastors who are not also politicians who win popular support. Those with a more prophetic voice are shunned and often excluded from public participation and a call to a pulpit ministry. Sadly, most congregations do not want a minister who is faithful to the Holy Scriptures as a whole and to the principles of the Protestant Reformation. Most Evangelical churches are looking for administrators and entertainers who will preach what people want to hear, i.e. "felt needs."

Where are the communions and denominations who are looking for genuine men who have a divine call on their lives? I search in vain for the church that wants to hear solid biblical messages and expository preaching. May God send a revival to our nation!

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