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I Was Just Thinking … Fear Not Only Believe

The man through whom my father came to Christ, evangelist Paul Rader, is perhaps best remembered today for his hymn “Only Believe”: Fear not, little flock, from the cross to the throne, From death into life he went for his own; All power in earth, all power above, Is given to him for the flock … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … God of All Comfort

God is the God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3). But what does this mean? If we want to get to the message that God has for us in the pages of his book, we must not read the Bible passively. Instead, we should formulate questions about what its statements mean. Then we should let … Continue reading

Sustenance #3 — Certain Comfort

Thus says the Eternal, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and the vegetation, who gives breath to the people on it. … “I am the Eternal, that is my name; I will not give my glory to another.” Isaiah 42:5-8 Comfort rests in the arms of confidence; and … Continue reading

God’s Presence #4 — Present in the Valley

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for you are with me. Your rod and staff comfort me. You prepared a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anointed my head with oil. My cup overflows. Surely extravagant grace and goodness will pursue me … Continue reading

Comfort #8 — Comforted Praise

The Eternal has comforted his people. He has redeemed Jerusalem. The Eternal has bared his holy arm In the sight of all the nations, that all the ends of the earth may see the salvation of our God. Isaiah 52:9-10 On a hill far away, on an old, rugged cross, you comforted me, O God. … Continue reading

Comfort #7 — Perceptive Comfort

When the Comforter comes, he will convict the world concerning sin, and righteousness, and judgment; concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you no longer behold me; and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged. John 16:8-11 When we … Continue reading

Comfort #6 — Powerful Comfort

Blessed be the God … of all comfort; who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 The comfort of God is effective in any affliction, because the God … Continue reading

Comfort #5 — Comforting Words

Remember the word to your servant, in which you made me hope. This is my comfort in my affliction, that your word has preserved me. … I have remembered your rules of old, O Eternal, and they comfort me. Psalm 119:49–52 No matter what anyone says, or how painful the accusation, or untrue the charge, … Continue reading

Comfort #4 — Historical Comfort

Whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, that through perseverance and the comfort of the Scriptures we might have hope. Romans 15:4 Scripture comforts because it presents evidence that God is patient with us during our lapses of faith. He does not ask or expect perfection. He asks for commitment and … Continue reading

Comfort #3 — Fully Comforted

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and strengthen you in every good work and word. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 Good works and words should feel comfortable on us, like a favorite old shirt or pair … Continue reading