God’s providence may not unfitly be compared to a large and long river, having innumerable branches beginning in different regions, and at a great distance one from another, and all conspiring to one common issue. After their very…
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
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…
“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; …
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…
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