Nine Privileges for Israel and Three Implications
Pastor John lists nine privileges of Israel that Paul describes in Romans 9:4-5, followed by three implications of what they mean for us now:
- They are Israelites
- and to them belong the adoption
- the glory
- the covenants
Sinclair Ferguson's Four Steps to Kill Sin
From the January 2007 edition of Tabletalk:
1. Learn to admit sin for what it really is.
Call a spade a spade — call it 'sexual immorality,' not 'I’m being tempted a little'; call it 'impurity,' not 'I’m struggling with…
Christ Died to Sin and Lives to God
“The death he died he died to sin, once for all,
but the life he lives he lives to God” (Romans 6:10).
How are sin and God coordinate in this text? Died to sin. Lives to God.
Sin causes death; …
Ready for Work This Week?
It is an error to think that those who flee worldly affairs and engage in contemplation are leading an angelic life. . . We know that men were created to busy themselves with labor and that no sacrifice…
Letter to an Incomplete, Insecure Teenager
A few years ago a teenager in our church wrote to me for advice about life in general, and identity in particular. Here is what I wrote, with a big dose of autobiography for illustration.
My experience of…Continue Reading
Why Love for God Is Not a Vague Feeling
St. Augustine prays:
My love of you, O Lord, is not some vague feeling: it is positive and certain. Your word struck into my heart and from that moment I loved you. Besides this, all about me, heaven and earth…
We Destroy Arguments
Why is it so hard to just find some peace of mind?
Well, peace is hard to come by when you live in a warzone. And like it or not you are in a war—a very serious one. This war…Continue Reading
Motherhood Is a Calling (And Where Your Children Rank)
A few years ago, when I just had four children and when the oldest was still three, I loaded them all up to go on a walk. After the final sippy cup had found a place and we were ready…Continue Reading