John Owen – Law of Grace

May 10, 2008

“Yet the duties God requires of us are not in proportion to the strength we possess in ourselves. Rather, they are proportional to the resources available to us in Christ. We do not have the ability in ourselves to accomplish the least of God’s tasks. This is a law of grace. When we recognize it is impossible for us to perform a duty in our own strength, we will discover the secret of its accomplishment. But alas, this is a secret we often fail to discover.”

This quote has kept Kristina sane lately.  Raising, loving, and being patient with three kids (one of them being Ben – who can climb anything) requires strength we do not possess.


Some Sermons

April 12, 2008

I have a new sermon page and I will be putting sermons up every now and then for you to check out if you want.  You can find it here

More pics

March 5, 2008

Blank Bible

March 5, 2008

For those of you who may not know, Jonathan Edwards was famous for having a copy of the Bible taken apart and resewn with blank pages for notes in between the Bible text pages.  Over the course of time he made around 5,500 entries. Yale Publishers, who print the multi-volume “works” of Edwards, recently published it (look here). 

This has led to a host of people trying to make their own “blank Bible” in order to have a place for sermon notes, study materials, and meditational musings.  The most famous of these is Tony Reinke. On his blog he catalogs the process of making one.  (Here)

I think that I am going to try making one.   


February 24, 2008

The time is near….

February 16, 2008

How long has it been since I have posted something? Anyway, we have been busy (with a capital everything)!! I thought I would post that we are scheduled to be induced on the 22nd of Feb, 2008 (I put the year in just in case I do not post again for the next year).  Please pray for us that things will go smoothly and our new son will come into the world safely.    
        Have I already posted his name? It will be Deacon Elsworth Taylor. It’s kind of funny. Nobody really makes fun of his name in front of us, but there is the requisite blank stare as people try to process and understand what we just said. Of course, Deacon means servant, but there has been at least one man in history named Deacon who was a bad (meaning good) man — Deacon Jones. His middle name is my father’s middle name — Elsworth.  Its the name of  a man who saved my grandfather’s life in World War 2.   We owe it to that dude.       
     The funny thing is that Elsworth means “pretentious.” I laugh every time I think about the fact that I have named my son “the pretentious servant.”  At least with one named King and one named servant we have covered the entire gamut of societal strata.        
        In closing, remember us at 6 am next Friday.  We’ll post pictures (within the year).  

we got elfed.

December 14, 2007

check out the taylor “elfing”.