Suffering and the Sovereignty of God. In a recent interview with Chris Larson, R.C. Sproul Jr. speaks candidly about his recent hardships, his new teaching series on God’s sovereignty in the midst of suffering, and updates us on how he and his family are doing. (Ligonier Ministries) Watch HERE
7 REASONS TO STUDY YOUR OLD TESTAMENT By David Murray
On the basis of my less-than-scientific survey of Christians’ Bible reading habits, I would estimate that the Old Testament forms less than 10 percent of most Christians’ Bible reading. Remove the Psalms and Proverbs, and we’re probably down to less than 5 percent.
“So what?” many say. “No great loss, is there?” others shrug.
Let me suggest seven reasons to stop shrugging and start studying the other 60 percent of our Bibles. Read the rest HERE
What’s Wrong with People? By yours truly. That’s the question I heard from a morning radio announcer yesterday while I was getting ready to leave for work. He was announcing the local news and saying “firefighters responded to a fire at the Little League field concession stand as it was set on fire and caused $2000.00 in damage”… He went on to say “What’s wrong with people… What is wrong with people?” Read the rest HERE
True Worship by Phil Johnson. Why truth—not music, not bare passion, and certainly not ritual—deserves the place of prominence in worship.od is spiritual in His very essence, and therefore He must be worshipped with spiritual worship—worship in the energy of spirit; worship that engages and employs our entire spirit, not just the motions of our hands and the words we form with our lips; not bare ritual; but a true expression of the heart and soul. “Worship in spirit.” Read the rest HERE
The Preacher at His Best By Kevin DeYoung. Permit me a brief word about a disconcerting trend I see in young, and sometimes very popular, preachers. I mention this concern knowing full well my own temptation to it. Let me pose the problem as a question:
Preacher, are you at your best when you are closest to the text? Read the rest HERE
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The Bible is not a random collection of verses that may be interpreted in isolation. To properly understand any passage one must interpret it in light of the paragraphs immediately preceding and following it, the chapter or section it is in, and the book containing it. Context provides the flow of thought in which any given passage of Scripture exists. To ignore context is to sacrifice a proper interpretation; it has well been said that a text without a context is a pretext.” John MacArthur
“Seek to be biblical, not popular. Being popular may bring you glory from men, but being biblical will bring glory to God.” Burk Parsons
Being biblical will bring glory to God!
and that’s a beautiful thing!
Soli Deo Gloria