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, January 19, 2010

Michael Spencer Needs Your Prayers

[I copied this from the White Horse Inn blog. If you feel led to pray or donate, please do. Click on the title to see the links at the White Horse Inn.]

Helping a Friend in Need

UPDATE: For those wishing to donate online, try going to the Internet Monk website and click the “donate/paypal” button on the right hand side of the page.

At the recent Westminster Seminary California faculty conference, Mike Horton said “God doesn’t need your good works, your neighbor does.” In the spirit of this truth, we’re asking you to help a neighbor some of you have never met. Michael Spencer (aka “the Internet Monk“) is a pastor and writer living in Kentucky. He has written two articles for Modern Reformation and has participated in a roundtable discussion on Scripture that will be included in our March/April 2010 issue.

Many of you have benefited from Michael’s honest writing and clear grasp of the gospel. And we’re appealing to you for help on his behalf. Late in 2009 Michael got sick. He had symptoms that didn’t go away. The doctors finally diagnosed cancer and on Christmas Eve a mass was removed from the back of his brain. He’s now trying to recover while facing radiation and chemo treatments. Like many of you, Michael doesn’t have a “cadillac” insurance program. He works for a small Christian boarding school. The resources to care for very ill employees are limited at best. In a few weeks he will be out of a job and employer-paid insurance. The near future looks very tight. Here is an update in Michael’s own words.

This isn’t an appeal for money for White Horse Inn or Modern Reformation. This is an appeal for help for our friend, Michael Spencer. If you can give anything at all, please send it to: Michael and Denise Spencer, PO Box 303, Oneida, KY 40972.

Tim Keller once said that Jesus’ command to love our neighbor as ourselves meant that we meet their needs with the same speed, resources, and passion that we meet our own. Join with us in loving Michael Spencer in his time of need.


Tags: Internet Monk, Michael Spencer

This entry was posted on Monday, January 18th, 2010 at 3:18 pm by Eric Landry and is filed under Friends. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

3 Responses to “Helping a Friend in Need”
Dave Begley says:
January 18, 2010 at 4:28 pm
Could you double check the online link please.

Dale in Tx says:
January 18, 2010 at 5:25 pm
The PayPal link isn’t working. Do you know the email used in the account? Then we can just go straight there. Thanks.

Praying for all of the Spencers.

Joe says:
January 19, 2010 at 1:08 pm
Just checked the donation link to PayPal at the iMonk’s site.

Appears to be working fine.

Or, you could just PayPal directly to:

michael [at] internetmonk.com (no spaces, of course).

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Reformation said...

Thanks, Charlie.

Rehiked and posted.

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