Posts from January 2016

5 Items

Enjoying the Joys of God

by Brent Karding

God is happy. Perfectly, everlastingly happy. I Timothy 1:11 calls him “the blessed [happy] God.” And if we want to be like Him, then we ought to be happy too! In biblical language, we ought to “rejoice in the Lord”! (Phil. 4:4). If we are to share His happiness, we must agree with Him perfectly […]

What Will God Sacrifice for Our Holiness?

by Brent Karding

I came across this quotation when preparing to preach on the Great Flood some weeks ago. It answers the question, “Why did God destroy every person?” It also points a spotlight at the cross to make us marvel at Calvary more than the Flood. I’ve underlined and put in bold some of the most important […]

Singing with Understanding: A Reason to Sing

by Brent Karding

Series introduction: The title of this series comes from I Corinthians 14:15, where Paul said, ” I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.” I want to help you sing hymns with understanding; that is, to understand what you are singing with your mind, so that you can rejoice […]

A Token of Our Hope

by Brent Karding

We observed the Lord’s Supper together this past Sunday morning at Faith Baptist Church. The Lord’s Supper has become a wonderful blessing to me in recent years – much more so than it was when I was younger. Perhaps I’ll talk about that in a future blog post! But today I wanted to share with […]

Glittering Spears, Beauty, and Truth

by Brent Karding

“The horseman lifteth up both the bright sword and the glittering spear….” That’s what Nahum 3:3 says. When reading that, I wondered, “Why did God have to describe the spear as “glittering?” Isn’t that superfluous? Isn’t that extra and unnecessary?” Nahum 3:3 uses poetic language. And the Bible is filled with poetry and poetic images! […]