The motto of all true servants of God must be, “We preach Christ, and him crucified.’ A sermon without Christ in it is like a loaf of bread without any flour in it. No Christ in your sermon, sir? Then go home, and never preach again until you have something worth preaching.” –Charles Spurgeon AdvertisementsRead more "Preach Christ"
Michael Reeves has provided a wonderful work on the Protestant Reformation for Christians to learn from and enjoy. The Unquenchable Flame is an easy-to-read, page turner in which Reeves writes with great skill and wit. I especially love this paragraph which describes the differences (and similarities)of Martin Luther and John Calvin, two of the great heroes of […]Read more "On Luther & Calvin"
Christians should love the Old Testament. Unfortunately, some do not. Some believers view the Old Testament as antiquated and hard to understand. We mistakingly believe it is only a book for the nation of Israel and not the church of Jesus. The New Testament disagrees with this assessment. The New Testament declares the Old Testament to be Christian Scripture. […]Read more "The People of the Book"
Sometimes people wonder, “Why pray if God is sovereign?” If God rules everything, what difference can our prayers actually make? Tim Keller provides an interesting take on this question in his book, Prayer. Why call this a “practical” mystery? The teaching is that our prayers matter––”we have not because we ask not” ––and yet God’s […]Read more "Prayer and the Sovereignty of God"
What is Biblical Theology? The smart aleck answer is “a theology that is biblical.” But that definition will not do. The practice of biblical theology requires much more to be said. Biblical theology is viewing the whole canon of Scripture as many parts of one book, inspired by one God, telling one story. It seeks […]Read more "Why the Church Needs Biblical Theology"
Are you bad at praying? I’m guessing most Christians think they are. There is another question we are afraid to answer. Do you find prayer boring? I have read books on prayer that were encouraging, inspiring, but mostly convicting. I have heard sermons that reinforced in my heart how central prayer is to the life […]Read more "Praying the Bible -A Book Review"
The Bible reveals that in order for man to truly understand the Scriptures, we need divine illumination (1 Cor 2). It is the Holy Spirit who works in our minds to help us to grasp God’s truth. Since this is true, it is important that we approach the Bible prayerfully. Robert Plummer in his very […]Read more "A Prayer of Illumination"