A PCA church in Lake Suzy, Florida

Posts by David Stewart

Friendship

“Here for the third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not be a burden, for I seek not what is yours but you” (2 Corinthians 12:14).      Paul is nearing the end of his third letter to the church at Corinth. We have the first letter, but the second is…

Assurance of pardon

“Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love. He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot. He will cast all our sins into the depths of the…

Godly Grief

“For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death. For see what earnestness this godly grief has produced in you, but also what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what longing, what zeal, what punishment! At every point, you have proved yourselves innocent in the…

the salt of grace

“Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person” (Col. 4:6).      When I was teaching, I would often think after saying something to the class that I needed a sign to accompany my statement. “I’M KIDDING!” I am not sure where the…

Of Mice and men

“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps” (Proverbs 16:9).      Most of us are familiar with the quote from Robert Burns: “The best laid schemes of mice and men go often askew, And leaves us nothing but grief and pain, For promised joy!” This would inspire John Steinbeck to write a…

Engaging Missions

“For as I passed along and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription, ‘To the unknown god.’ What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you” (Acts 17:23).      What a wonderful Mission Festival we had. It was so exciting to hear about what God is…

Revival

“For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: ‘I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite” (Isaiah 57:15).…

God Gives the Growth

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor,…

Around the World

“And Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, ‘It was necessary that the word of God be spoken first to you. Since you thrust it aside and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles. For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, “I have made you a light for…

True Unity

“May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God” (Rom. 15:5-7).…