Let Us Glorify God for the Greater Thing
People often gave glory to God when Jesus healed their disabilities:
When Jesus healed many: And they glorified the God of Israel (Matthew 15:31).
When Jesus healed a blind man: And all the people, when they say it, gave praise…
The Gospel's Influence on the American Republic
The founders of the United States of America were not trying to create a Christian nation in 1776. But they did view the Christian faith as beneficial to the type of republic they hoped to form. The man who led…Continue Reading
Be Encouraged to Pray This Summer
Where to pray is not the issue. But whether.
Let J. C. Ryle stir you up as he has me.
I dare not lay down too strict rules on such points as these. I leave them to your own conscience.…
Pastoral Ministry and Scholarship: Q&A with Don Carson and John Piper
In 2009 Don Carson and John Piper presented two talks on the relationship between pastoral ministry and scholarship. These messages have now been made into a new book, The Pastor as Scholar and the Scholar as Pastor: Reflections on Life…Continue Reading
Planning Your Schedule (and the Tower of Babel)
Martyn Lloyd-Jones writes:
We are all expert planners, are we not? Those people [the builders of Babel’s Tower] were planners. They drew the specifications of the city. They had it all worked out. We all do that in life, do…
How to Think About the Sabbath
Pastor John from 1985:
God's purpose for us on the sabbath is that we experience the highest and most intense joy that can be experienced, namely, that we "take delight in the Lord." And yet what he finds again and…
Prefer God in Lived-Out Reality
The Bible tells us that God knows the hearts of all men and that he even fashioned them himself (1 Kings 8:39; Acts 1:24; Psalm 33:15). But then why are there tests, like in Abraham's case in Genesis 22:1-2? If…Continue Reading
Five Purposes of God in the Work of Redemption
The final portion of Jonathan Edwards’ first sermon on “A History of the Work of Redemption” relates five designs of God in the great work that he carries on from the fall to the end of the world.
- According to…
Communion with God Demands Union with Christ
John Newton writes about the centrality of Christ in our fellowship with God:
Communion presupposes union. By nature we are strangers, yea, enemies to God; but we are reconciled, brought nigh, and become his children, by faith in Christ Jesus.…