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Jesus, Our Example

What does it mean to have Jesus as our example and to follow in His footsteps? Look at I Peter 2:21: For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example that you should follow in his footsteps. We acknowledge that Christ suffered and died in our behalf, […]

Grace! Grace! Marvelous Grace!

The Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had told him, “Before a rooster crows today, you will deny Me three times.”  And he went out and wept bitterly. – Luke 22:61, 62 After that look from our Lord Jesus, I can almost guarantee you Peter […]

An Exhortation

In your hearts enthrone Him, There let Him subdue All that is not holy, All that is not true. – Carolyn M. Noel

According to the Scriptures

7 Ways Jesus Viewed the Written Word of God The post-modern times into which we’ve fallen are a retreat back into the darkness of paganism and a denial of absolute truth. The only remedy for pagan darkness is the light of God’s Holy Word. All events in history should be evaluated first and foremost in […]

The Prayer of An Arminian

The Lord’s Prayer & Amillennialism

The Lord’s prayer actually teaches us to pray from a viewpoint of what today is known as Amillennialism: Here is Matthew 6:9-13 (NASB): “Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 10 ‘ Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. 11 […]

Jesus, He’s My Friend?

You are my friends if you do what I command you.– John 15:14 It is to be carefully noted that Christ did not here say, “I am your friend.” Just now there is a great deal in the more popular hymnbooks about Jesus as our friend. How few seem to appreciate the desire of our […]

Freestylin’ Religion

I have many, many issues with Lutheranism – of which, I am certainly not [I’m hardcore Baptist……green bean casserole, you know, the ordinances]. However, I really like this video, the guy makes some very good points. Listen up, yo!  (and ignore the Lutheranism stuff).

December 19

Q&A: The Obedience of the Thief on the Cross

Q. What obedience did the thief on the cross display? A. Everything required for salvation. Obeying the Gospel – believing it – is not only evidence of genuine faith, it is required for full possession of salvation in the end. See Luke 23. For those of you who think ‘good works’ has nothing to do […]

Young, Restless & Deformed

P. Andrew Sandlin: In Jesus + Nothing = Everything, Tullian Tchividjian opines: “The gospel … transforms us precisely because it’s not itself a message about our internal transformation but about Christ’s external substitution” (p. 94). Paul would have found this antithesis objectionable. In Romans 6 he explicitly grounds the transformation of sinners in Jesus’ substitution […]

Preaching the Gospel to Yourself

Jay Adams Doubtless, this idea seems strange to many Christians today, yet it is the rage in some circles. Such ideas as going deeper into the Gospel and that the Gospel is the means of sanctification, all bundled up together with a half dozen other such statements can be found—not in some backward-thinking, offbeat fundamentalist […]

Our Work in Sanctification

Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. – 2 Corinthians 5:9 It was the Apostle Paul’s desire, ambition, and teaching that whether in this world or the next, that he –as well as ourselves – would strive, labor or work to please the Lord with […]

Gospel Labor is Never Futile

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell.  – Philippians 1:21, 22 Hendriksen: If Paul is acquitted, so that his life here on earth is prolonged, this will mean […]

Taking the Message of the Puritans into the Future

This is an interesting video. The idea of withdrawing from the world as thinking we are more holy for doing so is one that draws my attention to relationships we have established in the Amish community, as is religionizing the 16th century farm life of the Puritans. I do have one issue with taking the […]

The Purpose of Doctrine

The purpose of teaching doctrine to others is to bring them to Christ Jesus, in one way or another, through our innocent ignorance or bold stupidity – one way or another – may God glorify Himself and bring others into the fold of His kingdom!

What Do We Owe Our Master?

David Leach What do we owe our Master? We do call Jesus “Master” do we not? Do we owe our master loyalty and fidelity? Obedience? Do we owe Him singleness of mind? Do we owe Him honest service, and not just works done to the satisfaction and approval of our family or fellow church members […]

Q&A: Seeking the Power

Q: Where in Scripture are we told to seek the power of the Holy Spirit? A: Nowhere. Nor are we to seek the manifestation of God in any physical sense. John 14:21 promises us that Jesus will manifest Himself to us in obedience to His commands, but that is through His written Word, not by […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: Man’s Great End

Lord of all being, There is one thing that deserves my greatest care, that calls forth my ardent desires, That is, that I may answer the great end for which I am made – to glorify thee who hast given me being, and to do all the good I can for my fellow men; Verily, […]

True Preparation for Death

An eminent author wrote to a dying young man, " I urge you to cast yourself at once, in the simplest faith, upon the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved. All your true preparation for death is entirely out of yourself, and in the Lord Jesus. Washed in His blood, and clothed upon […]

September 20

Nothing but the Blood

And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt. – Exodus 12:13 Jesus has delivered the believer from the wrath to come when He will execute judgment upon those who have rejected Him (I Th. 1:10). The […]

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