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FRANK JONES

Pastor, ExhorteR, Cyclist

Merry Christmas & New Year

As we pause until after the New Year, may our Lord gift you His grace and peace these weeks. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! ... a bond-servant ... of Jesus Christ, to those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and...
Meditation on Psalm 23

Meditation on Psalm 23

The Lord is My Shepherd There is no greater anchor of the soul than a Shepherd. A Shepherd Who is the Lord of Glory. A Shepherd Who is good. Christ Who gave His life as a substitute for the sheep. Our Lord, the Shepherd, is the guarantor of safety, security, and...

The Meaning of Bible Words

The Meaning of Bible Words

We are reliving perhaps 1521 when Melanchthon wrote: Rightly oriented teachers are needed, therefore, to clarify and preserve the proper meaning of the words of the prophets (O.T.) and apostles (N.T.). And such true teachers do not invent new or peculiar doctrines...

Stages & Climax of Sin

Stages & Climax of Sin

“Notwithstanding the variety of its forms, the sin of Israel is all of a piece. From comparatively small beginnings it advances step by step to its utmost height. From the most innocent forms, in which it still has a pleasing aspect, sin goes on growing till it openly...

Thankfulness in Prayer

Thankfulness in Prayer

When petition is grounded in thanksgiving, God and not self-interest becomes the focus. On the other hand, thanksgiving without petition proclaims God to be the Creator without trusting that he indeed is one who is able to provide for his people. In the Pauline...

The Exchange

The Exchange

I dare not say but my Lord Jesus Christ hath fully recompensed my sadness with his joys, my losses with his presence. I find it a sweet and rich thing to exchange my sorrows with Christ’s joys, my afflictions with that sweet peace I have with himself. — Samuel...

The Demise of Pride

The Demise of Pride

“Our pride must have winter weather to rot it,” — Samuel Rutherford, 1600-1661