Emotions and the Aim of Preaching
Here is one of the most insightful and influential quotes on preaching I ever read. It’s from Jonathan Edwards:
I don't think ministers are to be blamed for raising the affections of their hearers too high, if that which they…
The Weight of Generations: For Noël on Mother’s Day
You bear them yet, this progeny,
These little ones you bore.
And, oh, how changed your mothering
Since you were twenty-four.
You once were carried on the wings
Of hope and expectations,
And now you carry in your soul
Do Not Forsake Your Mother's Teaching
Rock of Truth, Satanic Stumbling Block
It is humbling to remember that as Christians we are still vulnerable to Satan’s deception. One moment we can speak glorious truth and the next moment destructive, satanic words. We must be on our guard, something Peter learned the hard…Continue Reading
Sexual Intimacy and the Rights Over a Spouse's Body in Marriage
1 Corinthians 7:3-5
The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not…
Repentance and Christ-Exalting Civic Engagement
There is no clear dividing line between biblical repentance and Christ-exalting civic engagement.
By repentance I mean turning from unbelief and sin, and trusting in Jesus as Savior, Lord, and supreme Treasure of your life.
By civic engagement I mean…Continue Reading
It Was the Preached Word that Saved Me
It seems that God has indeed designed that the inspired Word of the Bible become uniquely powerful by passing through a Spirit-filled person on the way to make a dead heart live.
Since, in the wisdom of God, the world…
Iain Murray: Is the Reformation Over?
In a recent email update Iain Murray gave an uncommon and fitting exhortation:
With much attention now being given to Calvin, I hope why the Reformation was necessary will be understood afresh. We need the martyr spirit back again, and…