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Easter and the Importance of the Burial of Jesus Christ

In our thoughts and presentations of the Gospel, much attention is given to the death and resurrection of our Lord, and rightly so. But there is often times a tendency to go from “He gave up His spirit” (John 19:30) to “Now on the first day of the week…” (John 20:1), as if there are […]

His Name is Jesus

Who is this who comes from Edom, in crimsoned garments from Bozrah, he who is splendid in his apparel, marching in the greatness of his strength? “It is I, speaking in righteousness, mighty to save.” Why is your apparel red, and your garments like his who treads in the winepress? “I have trodden the winepress […]

Ergun Caner Is Important, Jesus Christ Isn’t?

James White tweeted this today: The video taken down by an @erguncaner copyright claim has been restored: http://t.co/tU8U61RqAw Watch it and see why it is "fair use." — James White (@DrOakley1689) July 3, 2013 Here’s a question. Why is so much attention given to the fact that Ergun Caner is a liar (which, obviously, he […]

Christ’s Perfection

Christ was perfect in all He was, in all He said, in all He did, and in all His life. I. There was no rift in the fabric of His character, for He did always the things which were pleasing to His Father (Matt. 3:17). II. There was no flaw in the devotion of His […]


God, revealing Himself through Scripture, puts a holy fear in my heart. It is a reverence that makes me bow my head, sometimes cry, out of love for His grace shown to me, and yet, still knowing He is all-powerful, all knowing, omni-everything. I love Him, and fear Him. My Lord is both my greatest […]

Preaching from the Old Testament

While preparing for my most recent sermon from 2 Chronicles 32:31, I was asked by my wife what the text would be. When I told her, she asked me a question I’d been asked before, “Why do you preach so much from the Old Testament?” Good question. I can think of a few reasons. First, […]

Q&A: Did Jesus Christ Commit Suicide?

This question comes in response to a post which was in itself a response to John Piper and his teaching on Christians and guns in their home, which he opposes. Q: Was Christ committing suicide when He did not resist his murderers? A: Absolutely not, and for at least two reasons. 

The Cross Did Not Glorify God–Jesus Did.

  But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. – Galatians 6:14 (NASB) The cross, used by early Rome, was an instrument of death. It was made of wood. It was […]

The Church in Eternity Past

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him, in love, He predestined us to adoption as […]

Street Preaching & The Example of Christ

  Behold, my servant, whom I uphold; my chosen, in whom my soul delighteth: I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the Gentiles. He will not cry, nor lift up his voice, nor cause it to be heard in the street. – Isaiah 42:1,2; cf. Matthew 12:18,19. Street-preaching today […]

The World Our Parish

“Wherever there is found a man, there is the minister free to preach. The whole world is our parish, we know of no fetter upon our feet, and no gag upon our lips. Though kings should pass laws, the servants of Christ can bear the penalty, but they cannot disobey their Master, though the Emperor […]

Why I’ll Never Refer to the Gospel As ‘Scandalous’

I will never refer to the Gospel of Jesus Christ as scandalous because God, in His written Word to mankind, never did. Why then should I? The Gospel is good news, not scandalous, that is, by definition – representative of wicked behavior. Only Gods Son, Jesus, was ever referred to as such. See, I lay […]

The Law As A Way of Discipleship

Take a look at the simple chart below. What do you think? ‘Amen’ or ‘no way’?

John MacArthur’s Closet Retraction (Did Phil Johnson Really Post This?)

I read these retractions this morning, allegedly from John MacArthur, concerning some teachings of his from earlier years. All of these retractions are in regard to MacArthur’s book “The Gospel According to Jesus”, and are claimed to have been posted by Phil Johnson years ago. My question is, did Phil Johnson really post this? There’s […]

A Question for The Master’s Seminary

I ran across this doctrinal and teaching  statement this morning (November 14, 2011) from the Master’s Seminary regarding the Sonship of Jesus Christ. Honestly, it is very curious, and for now, at least, reads as following: We teach that, in the incarnation, the second person of the Trinity laid aside His right to the full […]

The Gospel & Its Implications

Paul outlines the Gospel according to Jesus very carefully in 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4. Any variation of this Gospel is another gospel. Christ died. Implication 1.1: Christ was (and is) the God-man who could die. Implication 1.2: Christ did not swoon or faint or merely appear to die. Implication 1.3: Christ laid down his life; […]

Bob Jennings: Wisdom is Better Than Gold

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October 15

8 Things That Were Finished on the Cross

Matthew Henry on 8 things that were finished or completed when Jesus Christ cried out, “It is finished” (John 19:30): 1. It is finished: The malice and enmity of his persecutors had now done their worst; when he had received that last indignity in the vinegar they gave him, he said, “This is the last; […]

Remembering The Esh Family

Last Saturday night, my family had the privilege to fellowship and be served a wonderful supper, once again, at the farm home of a good friend of ours, Sally Esh in the Amish farm community of Pennsylvania. She is of the old-order Amish. She is also a cousin of the John and Sadie Esh family, […]

Why I Reject Infant Baptism As A Biblical Practice

Our Lord Jesus left no command, precept or example to baptize infants, even when He had opportunity found in the written Gospels. Scripture as a whole is completely silent on the practice. There is not one precedent found anywhere. Every ordinance and practice in the worship of God must have the authorization of Scripture itself. […]

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