How can believers follow a God who’s invisible? How do we know what He is like, what He desires, and what He requires of us? We can only know about Him since He has revealed Himself to us, but where or how has He done so? This was a major debate during the Reformation and continues to be so in our time. Today, we finish … Continue reading The Reformation: A Return to Scripture
How can sinners enter the presence of a Holy God and hope to live eternally with Him? How good must we be to be “good enough” for heaven? These questions were at the heart of the Reformation, and they are still the most important questions for every human being to answer. We are currently in a three-part series about the Reformation. In the last post, … Continue reading The Reformation: A Return to the Gospel
It was October 31, 1517 when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. Luther was simply attempting to begin a discussion about the abuses and false teaching happening in the Church. Little did he know, this would spark a movement that changed the Church and Western civilization. But, someone might ask, “Who cares? How does studying something … Continue reading Who Cares About The Reformation?
A collection of links from the web: From the blog this week: 5 Reminders About Ministering to Others American Gospel “It is, in short, a film about how the gospel espoused by so many so-called Christians is not good news at all. This gospel is not drawn from the Bible but from the worldly desire for a long, comfortable, and affluential life.” Your Limping Matters … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 10/27
Ministry is difficult. And when I say ministry, I don’t just mean vocational ministry, although that’s included. If you are a believer, you have a ministry. You have people in your life who have been placed there by God for you to love and serve. Paul takes the last six verses of Colossians 1 to talk about his ministry. As we look at his ministry, … Continue reading 5 Reminders About Ministering To Others
From the blog this week: ‘The Ten Commandments’- A Book Review How to Worship God in Vain “You can say things. You can go to worship services. You can raise your hands, but you cannot hallow his name because your heart is in another place. ‘Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also’ (Matthew 6:21).” The State of Theology The latest survey of … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 10/20
One of the most famous passages of scripture is found in Exodus 20:1-2: the Ten Commandments. Whether it be from the old Charlton Heston movie or battles over statues in government buildings, most people are aware of the Ten Commandments. However, while we may be familiar with the concept, we’re not as apt to see their importance in our daily lives, even among evangelicals. In … Continue reading ‘The 10 Commandments’- Book Review
We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) by examining chapter 12 entitled, “The Creation of the World.” Definition of Creation MLJ begins by providing a definition of creation (borrowed from Berkhof). Creation is “that free act of God whereby He…in the beginning brought forth the whole visible and invisible universe without the use of pre-existing materials, and thus … Continue reading The Creation of the World
A collection of links to encourage your growth in grace: From the blog this week: What Ever Happened to Civil Debate? What is the Mark of the Beast? “Those who have ears should open their ears and heed what is being said. People are told in advance about the authority of the beast and his persecution and slaying of Christians. They are informed that unbelievers … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 10/13
In elementary school, it was always necessary to enter the playground armed with insults and “your mama” jokes. You never knew when an argument would break out and you would need to tear down not only your opponent, but also his mama. As children, disagreements weren’t solved by listening to an opponent’s view and engaging their ideas with your own counter-arguments. Rather, it was all … Continue reading What Ever Happened to Civil Debate?