IntroductionWelcome! This blog is dedicated to those reforming legalists who want nothing more than to rest wholly in the finished work of Calvary's Lamb. It is my aim to provide helpful insights and posts to help those struggling with the sin of works righteousness fight the fight of faith and come to rest in Christ's finished work. My name is Matthew Blair and I am a dog groomer (yep, a groomer), reformed in my theology, husband to Rhoda, dad to Alexis and Savanah, and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. I would also like to invite you to visit my other blog "Life With A Bible", and my website dedicated to the works and life of Octavius Winslow!
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You are retired for your private devotions; you have opened the Bible, and you begin to read. Now, do not be satisfied with merely reading through a chapter. Some people thoughtlessly read through two or three chapters- stupid people for … Continue reading
“Heart-work is hard work indeed. To shuffle over religious duties with a loose and careless spirit, will cost no great difficulties; but to set yourself before the Lord, and to tie up your loose and vain thoughts to a constant … Continue reading
Richard Baxter “Make careful choice of the books which you read: let the holy scriptures ever have the pre-eminence, and, next to them, those solid, lively, heavenly treatises which best expound and apply the scriptures, and next, credible histories, especially … Continue reading
Thomas Boston 1. Follow a regular plan in reading of them, that you may be acquainted with the whole; and make this reading a part of your private devotions. Not that you should confine yourselves only to a set plan, … Continue reading
I would love to hear from folks on what you do to shift into your devotional/ prayer “modes”. Seems with how busy and cluttered our lives can get, often it is extremely difficult to filter out the noise of the … Continue reading
The good folk over at New Attitude had an opportunity to sit down with Al Mohler and Mark Dever at the 2008 conference and ask them some real practical questions on their their personal time in Gods word. These Q&A … Continue reading
Don Whitney had some great questions we need to ask ourselves to help focus our time here on ol’ planet earth and make the most of this Christian walk. Some great suggestions lie within. Here are the top ten: 1. … Continue reading
Prayerlessness has always been a plague to me. It’s the one thing about my walk I wish I could snap my fingers with and all would be well. But recently a blessing that has come of it has been a … Continue reading
Stephen over at The Blazing Center had a wonderful heart opening post on keeping our appointments with God. Here’s an excerpt: But here’s the funny thing. Every morning I have the opportunity for a hang out session with Jesus, yet … Continue reading
Check out some of Johnathan Edwards 70 and weep…hehe. Another great post from Between Two Worlds.
Great post at Old Truth on redeeming the time in 2008. Food for thought.
Get a bunch of different bible reading programs here from the folks at Crossway (ESV). Just remember, read for relationship, not to “get it done”….and I’m preaching to myself too.
Buzzard Blog had a wonderful post on bible reading in full view of the cross. It makes sense…especially for me. He states: “If you don’t make it to the cross, you’ll make your Bible reading and your relationship with God … Continue reading
For any of my readers that are interested, I have recently begun a small podcast and blog dedicated to the memorization of Gods promises to enable us to fight for our joy and strengthen our faith. Memorization is an offshoot … Continue reading