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Jesus’s Humanity Throughout History

David Mathis

The Permanence of Christmas, Part 2: Church History

Throughout church history, the best of Christian theology has recognized and affirmed the truth of Jesus’ continuing incarnation—the idea that Jesus didn’t simply make a 33-year cameo in the created world…

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Jesus Is Still Human

David Mathis

The Permanence of Christmas, Part 1: Biblical Foundations

Advent is a chance not only to celebrate Jesus’ taking of human flesh but also his keeping of it. It wasn’t a mere 33-year stint—impressive as that would have been. Jesus is…

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From Protest to Praise

David Mathis

An amazing progression occurs in the 3 short chapters of Habakkuk

The book begins with the prophet protesting that God seems to be standing idly by while his people in Judah plummet into rampant evil and injustice (1:2–5).

God responds…

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Give Time to Your Wife

David Mathis

The apostle Peter writes

Husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be

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Thank God for Martin Luther

David Mathis

It was a backwater German town called Eisleben on November 10, 1483—today marks 525 years

There Martin Luther had his inauspicious beginning. He was born a poor boy, son of a coal miner. And by a strange providence, Luther died…

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Luther's First Thesis and Last Words

David Mathis

491 years ago today, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg.

He wanted to debate the sale of indulgences with his fellow university professors. So he wrote in Latin.

But a nameless visionary translated the…

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Ordinary Life with Gospel Intentionality

David Mathis

Total Church book coverA pair of Brits have a provocative book appearing in the States this month. Tim Chester and Steve Timmis published Total Church in the UK last year, and enough readers here have found it helpful to prompt Crossway Books and…

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Practicing Politics as Former Fools

David Mathis

Titus 3 speaks a timely word during election season. Paul charges Titus,

Remind [the people] to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid
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Strong Rebuke & Affirming Challenges

David Mathis

Sometimes a strong rebuke is in order. The sin we see in the lives of those we love and lead is so serious that we must respond with intensity. This is the loving way to handle egregious departures from the…

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Jesus Is Fully Human

David Mathis
Jesus Is Fully Human
Jesus has a fully human body, emotions, mind, and will. And this in no way compromises his full deity.
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Written with Us in Mind

David Mathis

How awful and awesome to live in the last days—the days between Jesus’ first and second coming. The New Testament speaks surprisingly about the priority of our season of history and the Book written especially for these last days…

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Advent and the Incarnation

David Mathis
Advent and the Incarnation

Advent is my yearly reminder to sharpen and deepen my understanding of the incarnation. So in this spirit, this is the first in a series of four Advent posts related to the incarnation

What Is the Incarnation?

The incarnation refers…

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Is Tithing Christian?

David Mathis

Should Christians tithe? The New Testament’s answer may surprise you. I’ve found the following reflections from Don Carson to be clarifying and challenging

The only passage in the New Testament that explicitly authorizes the tithe does so in a rather…

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The Future of Justification for the Rest of Us

David Mathis

Not everyone should read John Piper’s new book on justification. Some readers—perhaps those already aware of N. T. Wright and the New Perspective on Paul (NPP)—will want to read The Future of Justification from cover to cover. But not everyone

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Thank God for Matt Lund

David Mathis

Thank God for one of Desiring God's least thanked.

Matt Lund pours himself out to make the Desiring God Conference Bookstore the life-giving source of bargain-priced books it is.

Matt's been working faithfully for DG since 2002. Two years ago,…

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A Call to Christology

David Mathis

Jesus’ person and his gospel-work for sinners have been joined together by God himself. And what God has joined together, let no man separate

Assault on Christ’s person is an assault on the gospel. A compromised Christology inevitably will wreck…

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The Jonah Principle

David Mathis

This week I’ve been indexing the forthcoming book, The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World, and have been significantly blessed. What an especially excellent book! Piper on joy. Carson on love. Driscoll on the church. Now I’m to…

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Does God ‘Author’ Sin?

David Mathis

This is part 1 of a 4-part series on how to talk about God's sovereignty over sin.

In his last three sermons, John Piper has made some provocative statements about God’s sovereignty over sin.

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