It’s Now or Never: Love Your Enemies
I have heard preachers say, the only thing we do on this earth that we won’t do in the age to come, is witness to unbelievers. So be about it. This is your only chance. It’s now or never.
The (Unremarkable) Qualifications for Elder
Are Fairy Tales Just for Children?
The central thrust of this recurring column is that learning to live like a Narnian is something worth pursuing. Indeed, I want to commend it as a crucial component of Christian discipleship. In other words, I want to make a…Continue Reading
Correct Thinking About Jesus' Commands Is Not Obedience to Them
In the Introduction to Pastor John's 1979 monograph, Love Your Enemies, he confesses his concern about the hard work of academic reading. He writes:
Every scholarly work on the New Testament is preponderantly an intellectual exercise. The work of…
Serve and Respect the Elder Saints
Charles Spurgeon writes:
Some are like the sun going down in the west; they will be gone soon. Serve them, dear brethren. You that are in health and vigour, comfort them, strengthen them, and help them all you can. Be… Continue Reading
I Cry to You and You Do Not Answer Me
I cry to you for help and you do not answer me; I stand, and you only look at me. You have turned cruel to me (Job 30:20-21).
These words came out of the mouth of the man God considered…Continue Reading
"Abba, Father" Versus a Wrathful Roar
Luther writes about “Abba, Father” in Galatians 4:6:
The lips say nothing, but the heart says something like this: ‘Although I am oppressed with anguish and fear on every side and seem to be forsaken and utterly cast away from…