"Come ye sinners, poor and needy..." This was exactly the situation Jospeh Hart found himself in one night in his mid-forties. It was 1757, and he was listening to a sermon from Revelation 3:10. Born in 1712 to highly religious parents, Hart grew up surrounded by the Gospel. He had an extensive education, learning multiple … Continue reading Come Ye Sinners// History of the Hymn
Month: April 2023
Baptists: Champions of Liberty// American history that schools won’t teach you
As most of you I'm sure have come to realize, I am proudly Baptist and American. I make no efforts to hide it. This comes as a terrible shock to most of you, I know. 😉 But why does the name Baptist mean so much to me? Why will I most gladly be labeled as … Continue reading Baptists: Champions of Liberty// American history that schools won’t teach you
The British Prison Ship by Philip Freneau
Several weeks ago I did a post on England's Concentration Camps during the War for Independence. In that post I quoted a few lines from an American soldier held on board one of these infamous prison ships. Philip Freneau has come to be known as the Poet of the American Revolution. As I have read … Continue reading The British Prison Ship by Philip Freneau
Serving Our Risen Lord
I have been waiting for Resurrection Sunday for the longest time now. It has always been one of my favorite days. Recently I was contemplating the account from the morning of the Resurrection and Mary's loyalty to her Savior. I was struck with her devotion to Christ. Something to remember is that Jesus had delivered … Continue reading Serving Our Risen Lord
Good Friday: Truth or Myth?
There is a lot of confusion around what day of the week Christ was crucified. Many hold to the tradition that he was crucified on a Friday. According to the Bible though, is it possible for Christ to have been crucified on a Friday? As believers, we have to be on guard and alert to … Continue reading Good Friday: Truth or Myth?