Concierge 15.01.01


If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill! Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember you, if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy!

–Psalm 137:5-6 ESV

Bible Reading Is an Art

by David Mathis of Desiring God

Who doesn’t want to get more out of their Bible reading? There is a science to it, but some art is also necessary. Mathis’ article helps with that.

As we learn to read the Bible not only with our left brain, but with our whole mind and heart, we see more and more how the apostles heard whispers of the Scriptures — and how they saw pointers to Jesus everywhere.

When We Grow Passionate in Prayer

by Jonathan Parnell of Desiring God

Being serious about our prayers.

The psalmist wants to know God and have him take the lead in his life. But he wants it so badly. Consider the rawness of his asking. The psalmist is talking about losing the use of his dominant hand, and therefore his livelihood. He is talking about his tongue sticking to the roof of his mouth, and therefore starving. How in the world can he really pray this way? This seriously?

Download January’s Tabletalk for Free

by Ligonier Ministries

Download the entirety of this excellent, little magazine. I did.

January’s issue of Tabletalk seeks to answer a basic question: “What is the gospel?” The importance of answering this question accurately cannot be overestimated, because our response to the gospel has eternal consequences.

Bible Reading in 2014

from the archives

I did not read through the entire Bible in 2014. But it was one of my most enjoyable years in the Scriptures. I will be continuing in 2015 what I began in 2014. Perhaps you would like this reading plan.

I pray that whatever plan you use, you will find this year a rewarding experience in the word of the Lord.

New Year: 30 Great New Year Quotes and Jokes

from The Telegraph

This one is for fun, but it does provide a glimpse into the mindset of poets and such. My favorite is quoted here and came in at #6.

You know how I always dread the whole year? Well, this time I’m only going to dread one day at a time.

–Charlie Brown

Morning & EveningMorning & Evening

by Charles Spurgeon

Get a FREE audiobook download of Spurgeons twice daily devotional work. You will certainly be enriched. Thanks to Christian Audio for this.

*** Concierge – Working in hotels, I often had the privilege of directing people to points of interest. This blog feature is my attempt to point Christians to some of the best articles online.