Many of the great evangelists who have touched the world for God …

“Many of the great evangelists who have touched the world for God, including such men as Jonathan Edwards and Charles Finney, have declared that the church is being betrayed by those who insist on Christianity being made “too easy.” Jesus laid down the terms of Christian discipleship and there are some among us who criticize: “Those words of Jesus sound harsh and cruel.” This is where we stand: receiving Jesus Christ into your life means that you have made an attachment to the Person of Christ that is revolutionary, in that it reverses the life and transforms it completely! It is complete in that it leaves no part of the life unaffected. It exempts no area of the life of the total man. By faith and through grace, you have now formed an exclusive relationship with your Savior, Jesus Christ. All of your other relationships are now conditioned and determined by your one relationship to your Savior. To receive Jesus Christ, then, is to attach ourselves in faith to His holy person, to live or die, forever! He must be first and last and all!”

– A. W. Tozer

The collapse of the barrier between popular culture and decadence …

“The collapse of the barrier between popular culture and decadence has released a toxic mudslide of vulgarity into the nation’s family rooms—and just about everywhere else. There is almost no remote corner of this culture that is not marked by the toleration of vulgarity, or the outright celebration of depravity.”

– Albert Mohler

Psalm 135 (Psalm Sunday, Week 30)

Psalm Sunday
Week 30

Psalm 135
21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

“1) Praise ye the Lord, praise ye the name of the Lord! Praise Him, O ye servants of the Lord!
2) Ye that stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God,
3) praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; sing praises unto His name, for it is pleasant.
4) For the Lord hath chosen Jacob for Himself, and Israel for His peculiar treasure.
5) For I know that the Lord is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.
6) Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did He in heaven and on earth, in the seas and in all deep places.
7) He causeth the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; He maketh lightnings for the rain; He bringeth the wind out of His treasuries.
8) He smote the firstborn of Egypt, both of man and beast.
9) He sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh and upon all his servants.
10) He smote great nations, and slew mighty kings:
11) Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan;
12) and gave their land as a heritage, a heritage unto Israel His people.
13) Thy name, O Lord, endureth for ever, and Thy memorial, O Lord, throughout all generations.
14) For the Lord will judge His people, and He will repent Himself concerning His servants.
15) The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.
16) They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;
17) they have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.
18) They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.
19) Bless the Lord, O house of Israel! Bless the Lord, O house of Aaron!
20) Bless the Lord, O house of Levi! Ye that fear the Lord, bless the Lord!
21) Blessed be the Lord out of Zion, who dwelleth in Jerusalem! Praise ye the Lord!”