Hearing the Gospel Again and Again to Be Overcome
1 Corinthians 15:1-5:
Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to…
The Command for Obedience is Really a Call to Faith
Both of my hands are gently gripped on the shoulders of my toddler. As I try to square up our eyes, she squirms and looks away. I say with a Spirit-empowered tenderness, “Elizabeth, obey your daddy.”
She doesn’t get this…Continue Reading
John Webster on the Givenness of Neighbors
The way we understand the occasion of such a thing as " neighbors" fundamentally changes our actions toward them. Here is one of the most helpful things I've read on the simple idea—we have neighbors.
In his book …Continue Reading
Andrew Walls On Two Principles of the Gospel in Culture
Spoiled by the Grace of God
Where sin abounds with Achan at Jericho, grace abounds all the more at the defeat of Ai. And that abundant grace "spoils" the Israelites.
When God brings Israel back to Canaan to take possession of it, after being gone for…Continue Reading
Love Warns, Love Rebukes
I really wasn't very thankful and I should have been. My mom was very consistent and persistent in doing two things with me again and again; warning and rebuke. Again and again, as I was getting ready to leave…Continue Reading
Weeping for North Korea
Love Is Impatient, Love Is Kind
Impatience without self-control is always bad. But there is a time when impatience can be a sweet expression of love.
And the people of Israel cried out to the LORD, saying, “We have sinned against you, because we…