We unseat judges with indignation who acquit the guilty. Our moral sensibility is outraged when wrong and guilt are given legal sanction. Yet at the heart of our gospel stands the sentence: God justifies the ungodly who trust in him. God acquits the guilty. That is the gospel! But how can it be right for God to do that?
It is not wrong to want evidence for our faith. Belief is not groundless. But there is an evil in demanding signs beyond what a humble and open heart would require.
God loves his holiness with infinite love and cherishes his purity. This is the starting point for understanding God and man and the world. If we don't start here everything goes askew.
Gratitude is not an act of will power but the glad response of one who acknowledges grace.
Our English word "hosanna" comes from a Greek word "hosanna" which comes from a Hebrew phrase hoshiya na.
It is a supreme irony that the people at the cross should look on the dying Savior and mock him with their own misunderstanding of this saying.
Jesus planned for our joy; we ought to plan for his glory.
The glory of the preeminence Christ is the ultimate goal of predestination.
There were two ongoing offices in the NT church for the management and care of the church: elders and deacons.
We need to see how the reality of imperfection turns up in the saints of Scripture and how they handled it.
It is your sacred duty and joy to praise God continually with your lips.
When the Bible says, "We walk by faith, not by sight," it doesn't mean there wasn't any visible evidence or that there isn't any today.
One of God's gifts to us in suffering is that we see and experience depths of his Word that a life of ease would never yield.
Break free from the epidemic of the manward spirit of our age, and set yourself to live in the light of the Lord.
Because Jesus Christ is the same yesterday today and forever, we are bold to pray for you who will live and minister decades from now.
How does a church address earthly needs but not neglect its spiritual task?
Death is our last opportunity on earth to make much of the supreme value of knowing Jesus Christ.
God will always be guilty of high crimes for those who think they’ve never committed any.