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“…chide yourself that you ever dreamed of being full, except in the Lord.” (Charles Spurgeon)

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Cast not away your confidence, for it hath great recompense of reward.

Even if the enemy’s foot be on your neck, expect to rise and overthrow him.

Cast the burden of the present, along with the sin of the past and the fear of the future, upon the Lord, who forsaketh not his saints.

Live by the day — ay, by the hour.

Put no trust in frames and feelings.

Care more for a grain of faith than a ton of excitement.

Trust in God alone, and lean not on the reeds of human help.

Be not surprised when friends fail you: it is a failing world.

Never count upon immutability in man: inconstancy you may reckon upon without fear of disappointment.

The disciples of Jesus forsook him; be not amazed if your adherents wander away to other teachers: as they were not your all when with you, all is not gone from you with their departure.

Serve God with all your might while the candle is burning, and then when it goes out for a season, you will have the less to regret.

Be content to be nothing, for that is what you are.

When your own emptiness is painfully forced upon your consciousness, chide yourself that you ever dreamed of being full, except in the Lord.

Set small store by present rewards; be grateful for earnests by the way, but look for the recompensing joy hereafter.

Continue, with double earnestness to serve your Lord when no visible result is before you.

Any simpleton can follow the narrow path in the light: faith’s rare wisdom enables us to march on in the dark with infallible accuracy, since she places her hand in that of her Great Guide.

Between this and heaven there may be rougher weather yet, but it is all provided for by our covenant Head.

In nothing let us be turned aside from the path which the divine call has urged us to pursue.

(And to pastors …) Come fair or come foul, the pulpit is our watch-tower, and the ministry our warfare; be it ours, when we cannot see the face of our God, to trust UNDER THE SHADOW OF HIS WINGS.

(Charles Spurgeon – “Lectures To My Students”)

Dr. Michael Brown One Of The Most Important Voices Of Our Time!

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Michael Brown is one of our most important voices of today! I highly recommend that you follow his writings at It was a huge honor to be with him today!


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A Great Top Ten List!

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

I will spend quality time with God every day in prayer and the Word.

I will walk in purity of heart and integrity of life, in thought, in speech, and in deed.

I will not be ashamed of Jesus but will confess him boldly as Lord and Savior.

I will commit myself to the Great Commission, looking for opportunities to win the lost, restore the backslidden, and make disciples.

I will seek to be a peacemaker and ambassador of reconciliation, forgiving those who have offended me and seeking the forgiveness of those whom I have offended.

I will walk in love towards those who despise and reject me, overcoming evil with good and hostility with kindness.

I will pursue fellowship with brothers and sisters of like mind and will not separate myself from the Body.

I will be involved with a ministry of mercy, through serving or through giving, helping to relieve human suffering in a tangible way.

I will stand for righteousness and justice in my city, speaking the truth in love regardless of cost or consequence.

I will seek the fullness of the Spirit, availing myself of everything God has made available for His people today.

(From Dr. Michael Brown)

Teaching Philosophy At Calvary Chapel Auburn

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

The teaching ministry of Calvary Chapel Auburn is expository in nature. This means that the teachings are text driven and, therefore, built solely from the foundation of the Scriptures.

Our objective, with the help of the gifting and inspiration of the Holy Spirit, is to explain God’s Word, apply God’s Word, and give invitation to Christ, the Messiah, the one person to whom the whole Bible speaks! 

Therefore: We believe in verse-by verse-teaching, verse and verse teaching, and at times even spending the whole time on a single important phrase.

This means… that we will study a book of the Bible “verse by verse” or we will study a passage of Scripture in an expository manner, while we remain steadfastly committed to study and proclaim the Gospel — the good news — the “testimony of Jesus”, which is the sole purpose of all of the prophecy of the Bible!