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"
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"
Preaching the gospel to ourselves is an important daily practice that Christians should adopt. Why is it so important? The reason is because we are so quick to forget. As humans with sin natures, we are prone to veer off the tracks of our faith. We forget about the amazing salvation that we have been […]Read more "Don’t Forget"
People sometimes struggle trying to understand God’s grace. Grace is unmerited favor. It describes God’s unconditional love and kindness to people. They do not earn it. They can not purchase it. Nor can they lose it. Surely there’s a catch. When a person trusts in Jesus’ substitutionary death on behalf of their sins, they are […]Read more "The Lavishness of God’s Grace"
The Bible teaches a staggering truth about the dwelling place of God. For those who are united to Jesus by faith, God lives in them. The very thought of this should cause us to worship and wonder. Drew Dyck has written an excellent book entitled Yawning at Tigers: You Can’t Tame God, So Stop Trying. He […]Read more "Temples of God"