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Apr 2015 30 Apr 30, 2015

Does it matter much if God can change? Or to put it in other terms, is it important to you and me that we understand and embrace the truth of divine immutbility? Continue reading . . . Does it matter much if God can change? Or to put it in other terms, is it important to you and me that we understand and embrace the truth of divine immutbility? Although these next two texts speak specifically of God the Father, they apply equally to the other two persons in the Godhead...Read More

Apr 2015 29 Apr 29, 2015

Change is inevitable in virtually every sphere of our existence. Next year we will witness a change in the presidency of the United States, and with it, regardless of who is elected, will undoubtedly come changes in our economy and our foreign policy and how much we pay in taxes. Continue reading . . . Change is inevitable in virtually every sphere of our existence. Next year we will witness a change in the presidency of the United States, and with it, regardless of who...Read More

Apr 2015 27 Apr 27, 2015
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“Jesus had a way of exasperating people. . . . It only takes a glance through one of the Gospels. Before you know it, you find yourself squirming” (Joni Eareckson Tada, Glorious Intruder 124). Continue reading . . .   “Jesus had a way of exasperating people. . . . It only takes a glance through one of the Gospels. Before you know it, you find yourself squirming” (Joni Eareckson Tada, Glorious Intruder 124). If you think Joni’s being a...Read More

Apr 2015 23 Apr 23, 2015
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In the previous two articles we noted how the author of Hebrews appeals to the abiding presence of God as the incentive for our not loving money but resting content with what we have. So let’s now look more closely at the exhortation we find in Hebrews 12:5. Continue reading . . . In the previous two articles we noted how the author of Hebrews appeals to the abiding presence of God as the incentive for our not loving money but resting content with what we have. So...Read More

Apr 2015 22 Apr 22, 2015

How do we keep free from the love of money? Where do we find the power to remain satisfied and content with what we have? Through what means do we resist the temptation to lie and steal and sacrifice our families for the sake of greater gain? The author of Hebrews was unmistakable in his answer. It comes from knowing and trusting and enjoying the unending presence of God. Continue reading . . . How do we keep free from the love of money? Where do we find the power to re...Read More

Apr 2015 21 Apr 21, 2015

I’m not a huge fan of ranking the comparative benefits or blessings of the gospel. That being said, J. I. Packer has argued that adoption into the family of God as spiritual sons and daughters is the greatest blessing of the gospel. Others prefer justification, the truth that through faith we are declared righteous in Jesus. Occasionally you will hear someone talk about forgiveness of sins or the indwelling of the Holy Spirit as the greatest benefit we gain through...Read More

Apr 2015 20 Apr 20, 2015

Book Review: Kingdom Come by Sam StormsBy Nolan McNamee March 13, 2015 / www.reformedlibertarian.com Continue reading . . . Book Review: Kingdom Come by Sam StormsBy Nolan McNamee March 13, 2015 / www.reformedlibertarian.com After reading The Meaning of the Millennium which outlines four differing views on the millennium (dispensational premillennialism, historical premillennialism, amillennialism, and postmillennialism), I wanted to dive deeper into the perspective I ...Read More

Apr 2015 16 Apr 16, 2015
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If there is a single driving force in our society today it may well be what I call instant self-gratification. It is into this mindset in our society that the Bible speaks about fasting. Is it any wonder that few people are listening? Continue reading . . . If there is a single driving force in our society today it may well be what I call instant self-gratification. It is into this mindset in our society that the Bible speaks about fasting. Is it any wonder that few peo...Read More

Apr 2015 15 Apr 15, 2015

Mark 7:6-7 is one of the most terrifying and sobering texts in all of Scripture. In it Jesus exposes both the soul-shrinking wretchedness of “religion” and the horror of hypocrisy. Continue reading . . . Mark 7:6-7 is one of the most terrifying and sobering texts in all of Scripture. In it Jesus exposes both the soul-shrinking wretchedness of “religion” and the horror of hypocrisy. Look at it with me: “This people honors me with their li...Read More

Apr 2015 14 Apr 14, 2015
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There was a time here in the U.S. when the word “religion” was viewed in a positive light. To speak of someone as being “religious” was a good thing. It generally meant that he or she was a sincere Christian, a faithful member of some particular local church body, a person who was moral and honest and deeply devoted and passionate about their commitment to God. Not anymore! “Religion” and “religious” have almost become cuss...Read More

Apr 2015 13 Apr 13, 2015

I was recently interviewed by Fred Zaspel who oversees the excellent website, www.booksataglance.com. The focus of our conversation was my new book, Kept for Jesus. I hope you enjoy this and that you visit the website. It’s an excellent resource. Continue reading . . . I was recently interviewed by Fred Zaspel who oversees the excellent website, www.booksataglance.com. The focus of our conversation was my new book, Kept for Jesus. I hope you enjoy this and that yo...Read More

Apr 2015 9 Apr 9, 2015
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“Pride,” wrote Jonathan Edwards, “is the worst viper that is in the heart; it is the first sin that ever entered into the universe, and it lies lowest of all in the foundation of the whole building of sin, and is the most secret, deceitful and unsearchable in its ways of working, of any lusts whatsoever; it is ready to mix with everything; and nothing is so hateful to God, and contrary to the spirit of the Gospel, or of so dangerous consequence; and the...Read More

Apr 2015 8 Apr 8, 2015
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One of the more intriguing exhortations in the book of Hebrews is found in chapter thirteen, verse four. Continue reading . . . One of the more intriguing exhortations in the book of Hebrews is found in chapter thirteen, verse four. Actually, it isn’t the exhortation itself that I find fascinating but instead the reason or ground our author provides for obeying it: “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels ...Read More

Apr 2015 7 Apr 7, 2015
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Yesterday I drew our attention to Paul’s exhortation to Timothy to “remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound! Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory” (2 Timothy 2:8-10). Continue reading . . . Yesterday I drew ...Read More

Apr 2015 6 Apr 6, 2015

Yesterday was Easter Sunday, or better still, Resurrection Sunday, where our thoughts and affections were especially directed to the reality of Christ as risen from the dead. My message at Bridgeway was based on the exhortation of Paul to his young protégé Timothy, in 2 Timothy 2:8-10. Continue reading . . . Yesterday was Easter Sunday, or better still, Resurrection Sunday, where our thoughts and affections were especially directed to the reality of Christ...Read More

Apr 2015 3 Apr 3, 2015

As we contemplate the events of Good Friday and the crucifixion of Jesus, let’s take a moment and, with the help of James Stalker, reflect on the crown of thorns placed on the brow of our Lord. Continue reading . . . As we contemplate the events of Good Friday and the crucifixion of Jesus, let’s take a moment and, with the help of James Stalker, reflect on the crown of thorns placed on the brow of our Lord. "When Adam and Eve were driven from the garden i...Read More

Apr 2015 3 Apr 3, 2015

An Interview with Sam Storms on what the New Testament Really Teaches About Assurance of Salvation and Eternal Security...Read More

Apr 2015 1 Apr 1, 2015
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The Bible is unmistakably clear that unrepentant sexual immorality excludes one from the kingdom of God. Continue reading . . . The Bible is unmistakably clear that unrepentant sexual immorality excludes one from the kingdom of God. We see this most clearly in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice ho...Read More