Wednesday, August 30, 2006 

Matthew 14:23-Frances Ridley Havergal

Matthew 14:23

It is the quiet evening time, the sun is in the west,

And earth enrobed in purple glow awaits her nightly rest;

The shadows of the mountain peaks are lengthening o'er the sea,

And the flowerets close their eyelids on the shore of Galilee.

The multitude are gone away, their restless hum doth cease,

The birds have hushed their music, and all is calm and peace;

But on the lowly mountain side is One, whose beauteous brow

The impress bears of sorrow and of weariness e'en now.

The livelong day in deeds of love and power He hath spent,

And with them words of grace and life hath ever sweetly blent.

Now He hath gained the mountain top, He standeth all alone,

No mortal may be near Him in that hour of prayer unknown.

He prayeth.---But for whom? For Himself He needeth nought;

Nor strength, nor peace, nor pardon, where of sin there is no spot;

But 't is for us in powerful prayer He spendeth all the night,

That His own loved ones may be kept and strengthened in the fight;

That they may all be sanctified, and perfect made in one;

That they His glory may behold where they shall need no sun;

That in eternal gladness they may be His glorious bride:

It is for this that He hath climbed the lonely mountain side.

It is for this that He denies His weary head the rest

Which e'en the foxes in their holes, and birds have in their nest.

The echo of that prayer hath died upon the rocky hill,

But on a higher, holier mount that Voice is pleading still;

For while one weary child of His yet wanders here below,

While yet one thirsting soul desires His peace and love to know,

And while one fainting spirit seeks His holiness to share,

The Saviour's loving heart shall pour a tide of mighty prayer;

Yes ! till each ransomed one hath gained His home of joy and peace,

That Fount of Blessings all untold shall never, never cease.

Friday, August 11, 2006 

HeartCry Missionary Youth sermon...

This sermon is by Paul Washer and was Delivered in Montgomery, AL in 2002 at a Youth Evangelism Conference. This message is a strong antidote for a sensual and worldly christendom. A message in season.

Be prepared to be convicted!! You have Got to listen to this sermon!

The sermon can be found on the following web site:

Thursday, August 03, 2006 

Moral Abdication in British Schools

Moral Abdication in British Schools -- A Sign of the Times

Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 at 3:56 am ET

A newly-proposed national curriculum for British schools means that the schools will no longer attempt to teach the difference between right and wrong. As The Times [London] reports:

Schools would no longer be required to teach children the difference between right and wrong under plans to revise the core aims of the National Curriculum.

Instead, under a new wording that reflects a world of relative rather than absolute values, teachers would be asked to encourage pupils to develop "secure values and beliefs".

In addition, a responsibility to teach Britain's cultural heritage is also to be removed in favor of this: "The school curriculum should contribute to the development of pupils' sense of identity through knowledge and understanding of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural heritages of Britain's diverse society."

Over twenty years ago, in The Closing of the American Mind the late Allan Bloom observed this: "There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering the university believes, or says he believes, that truth is relative." The kind of educational vision represented by this proposed curriculum, and similar atrocities in the United States, produces just the kind of student Professor Bloom encountered in his teaching at the University of Chicago.

An education without reference to right and wrong is a total abdication to moral relativism and a denial of the very aim of education -- to produce a person of character who not only knows a great deal, but is also capable of moral discernment.

A nation that adopts such a worldview is in its death throes, having lost confidence in itself and its founding truths. To cite Bloom again: 'We are like ignorant shepherds living on a site where great civilizations once flourished. The shepherds play with the fragments that pop up to the surface, having no notion of the beautiful structures of which they were once a part."

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