Yes, There Has Been A Name Change

Back in The Day, we used to say we “renamed” something. Now, things get “rebranded.” I thought the only things which got rebranded were unfortunate little cattle who had originally been branded incorrectly in the first place and this had to undergo the searing heat of a branding iron a second time. Alas, the times, they are-a-changin’, to quote Bob Dylan.

After a little more than six years and 1,954 posts, we have indeed “rebranded.” Our address is now psalm115three.com. Please modify any bookmarks or favorites which point here to reflect the new address. The lightheartedcalvinist.com URL will still get you here, BTW and we will keep that active for that purpose.

Why the change? Some may attribute the change to a growing curmedgeon factor in an old man, but aye, ’tis not so. It is more a reflection of this – the gospel is serious business. Nothing matters more. Not even here in Texas, where football (American-style football, for our global audience) is king. We have decided to move away from those occasional posts which are more lighthearted and mirthful in tone to a more consistently serious, sober-minded tone.

Also, we have made the change to become more God-centered. This blog is not about an old man in Texas. It is about the living God who rescued an old man from the curse of sin and did so for His own glory, not mine.

Thank you for stopping by and you can continue on to Psalm115three.com here.

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Grace Church, Austin (Texas): Brandon Davison – The Superiority Of Jesus Christ (John 3:31-36)

“31 He who comes from above is above all. He who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks in an earthly way. He who comes from heaven is above all. 32 He bears witness to what he has seen and heard, yet no one receives his testimony. 33 Whoever receives his testimony sets his seal to this, that God is true. 34 For he whom God has sent utters the words of God, for he gives the Spirit without measure. 35 The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand. 36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.”

Douglas Moo: Lectures On The Book Of James, Part 11

Douglas Moo is a scholar at Wheaton College and the author of an acclaimed commentary on James. He lectured on James at The Master’s Seminary and these are the videos. Moo is also one of the translators of the TNIV and the NIV 2011 and he occasionally comments on translation issues – whether one agrees with him or not, his points are interesting and give some insight into bible translation.

Charles Spurgeon: Salvation Is Entirely Of The Lord

From A Defense Of Calvinism.

“Well can I remember the manner in which I learned the doctrines of grace in a single instant . Born, as all of us are by nature, an Arminian, I still believed the old things I had heard continually from the pulpit, and did not see the grace of God. When I was coming to Christ, I thought I was doing it all myself, and though I sought the Lord earnestly, I had no idea the Lord was seeking me. I do not think the young convert is at first aware of this. I can recall the very day and hour when first I received those truths in my own soul— when they were, as John Bunyan says, burnt into my heart as with a hot iron, and I can recollect how I felt that I had grown on a sudden from a babe into a man—that I had made progress in Scriptural knowledge, through having found, once for all, the clue to the truth of God. One week-night, when I was sitting in the house of God, I was not thinking much about the preacher’s sermon, for I did not believe it. The thought struck me, How did you come to be a Christian? I sought the Lord. But how did you come to seek the Lord? The truth flashed across my mind in a moment— I should not have sought Him unless there had been some previous influence in my mind to make me seek Him. I prayed, thought I, but then I asked myself, How came I to pray? I was induced to pray by reading the Scriptures. How came I to read the Scriptures? I did did read them, but what led me to do so? Then, in a moment, I saw that God was at the bottom of it all, and that He was the Author of my faith, and so the whole doctrine of grace opened up to me, and from that doctrine I have not departed to this day, and I desire to make this my constant confession, “I ascribe my change wholly to God.”

Charles Spurgeon (2014-09-29). A Defense of Calvinism (Kindle Locations 39-51). Nisyros Publishers. Kindle Edition.

Grace Community Church (San Antonio, Texas) Sermon, October 19, 2014 – Tim Conway: Christians Confess Sin (1 John 1:9)

From I’ll Be Honest: “What does it mean to confess my sins? The Greek word means “to say the same thing”, it’s agreeing with God; agreeing that you missed the mark. Confessing of sin is an evidence of someone who is in the light and has fellowship with God.”

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Douglas Moo: Lectures On The Book Of James, Part 10

Douglas Moo is a scholar at Wheaton College and the author of an acclaimed commentary on James. He lectured on James at The Master’s Seminary and these are the videos. Moo is also one of the translators of the TNIV and the NIV 2011 and he occasionally comments on translation issues – whether one agrees with him or not, his points are interesting and give some insight into bible translation.

Tim Conway: Christ Is Above All (With Arabic Translation)

From I’ll Be Honest:

“God wants you to live a life where you are madly in love with Jesus Christ. Where Christ excites you, you fear Him, you love Him, you find Him beautiful. You love Him more then your family and more then money. You love Him above everything. And because of that love that spills over, with joy you seek to serve Him. Isn’t that the kind of life that God wants from you? – Tim Conway

Hani Refaat, the Arabic translator, was killed in a car wreck in 2012.”

Douglas Moo: Lectures On The Book Of James, Part 9

Douglas Moo is a scholar at Wheaton College and the author of an acclaimed commentary on James. He lectured on James at The Master’s Seminary and these are the videos. Moo is also one of the translators of the TNIV and the NIV 2011 and he occasionally comments on translation issues – whether one agrees with him or not, his points are interesting and give some insight into bible translation.