Round Up

ImputationI am one who is grievously in debt. I come from a family of debtors. I am a chronic debtor, in a word, a debtor by nature. And the debt that I have accumulated has been acquired foolishly and irresponsibly.  I owe immense sums of money and my debt continues to grow. Payment is long overdue.

God’s Eternal Decree and Man’s Evil Deeds – Did God decree the Holocaust? Has God, from before the beginning of time, predestined the kidnapping of 200 Nigerian girls by Boko Haram? Did God foreordain the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 by Russian trained rebels in the Ukraine? Is the current Middle-Eastern chaos going according to God’s eternal plan?

5 Insights Into Idolatry – There are certain themes in Scripture that tend to beat you over the head with their persistence. Idolatry is one of those. It’s such a prominent theme in Scripture that some have said it is the central theme of the entire Bible.


There are no prerequisites to faith in Christ. God does not tell sinners they must know this or that doctrine before they can believe. God does not tell us that we must experience certain feelings before we can believe. God does not tell us that we must pass through great times of darkness before we can believe. God does say in his Word, to poor, lost, ruined, doomed, damned sinners, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved!” – Don Fortner


Before Your Throne We Sinners Bend

Before Your Throne We Sinners BendDon Fortner

(Tune: The Doxology—LM)


The Father in wisdom profound a ransom for our souls has found.

Before His throne we sinners bend our hearts and pray, “Free-grace extend!”


Eternal Son, incarnate God, our Prophet, Priest, Redeemer, Lord,

Before Your throne we sinners bend and pray, “Savior, free-grace extend!”


Blest, sov’reign Spirit, by whose breath poor souls are raised to life from death,

Before Your throne we sinners bend, eternal life to us extend!


Great God, our Father, Spirit, Son, Eternal God, great Three in One,

Before Your throne we sinners bend, Your mercy, love, and grace extend!

A Sermon That Should Never Be Preached

Any sermon which leaves sinners looking at themselves, their works, their feelings, their achievements, their failures, their sins, or even their faith, rather than looking to Christ, ought never to have been preached. The object of preaching is to turn the eyes of sinners to the sinners’ Substitute. – Don Fortner