Imagining a World of Love

What a joy and privilege to think that believing men and women who have worshipped here on earth now do so in a much more glorious and enhanced manner now in Heaven. With such deaths as these, our hearts and minds should be rightly set on Heaven.

If you're anything like me, your mind has been drawn heavenward in recent months as you heard the news about the death of such precious saints as R.C. Sproul and Billy Graham. As I recently conducted the funeral service of a longtime church member and elder of the church where I serve, these thoughts again filled my mind. What a joy and privilege to think that believing men and women who have worshipped here on earth now do so in a much more glorious and enhanced manner now in Heaven. With such deaths as these, our hearts and minds should be rightly set on Heaven.

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Thursday: Cleansed by the Blood: Part 1

Theme: Confession of Sin

In this week’s lessons we see from the life of David the biblical way to deal with our sin, and learn what God’s response is toward us when we do.

Scripture: Psalm 51:1-9

Psalm 51 seems to be constructed on the basis of parallel statements in sets of threes. In part 1 we have already had three words that describe God as being merciful: mercy, love and compassion. We have had three words for sin: transgressions, iniquity and sin.

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Nuggets of Truth

In both Luke and Acts, the beloved physician gives us what he believed to have been the most wondrous details about the ministry of the Savior and about his ministry through his disciples. In both books, Luke gives us repeated nuggets of truth captured in somewhat pithy statements.

When the Lord first redeemed me, I had a little bookshelf in my room with about 20 theological works on it. I carried around those 20 or so books throughout all the years of my rebellion. My parents had given them to me--hoping that I would read them--long before I was converted. After I was converted, I would wake up in the morning, pick up one of those books and begin working through it. I now have somewhere close to 10,000 volumes in my library (Needless to say, I went a little book crazy after I was converted).

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Wednesday: Cleansed by the Blood: Part 1

Theme: A Profound Awareness of Sin

In this week’s lessons we see from the life of David the biblical way to deal with our sin, and learn what God’s response is toward us when we do.

Scripture: Psalm 51:1-9

The second striking thing in these opening verses, which comes together with the first, is David's profound awareness of his sin and its true nature. In verse one he used three words to describe God's compassion. In verse two he uses three corresponding words to describe his sin.

The second striking thing in these opening verses, which comes together with the first, is David's profound awareness of his sin and its true nature. In verse one he used three words to describe God's compassion. In verse two he uses three corresponding words to describe his sin.

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The Road to Nowhere

Trueman on Wordsworth and Kardashian

 

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Tuesday: Cleansed by the Blood: Part 1

Theme: The Psalmist's Cry for Help

In this week’s lessons we see from the life of David the biblical way to deal with our sin, and learn what God’s response is toward us when we do.

 Scripture: Psalm 51:1-9

David's sin, in which he committed adultery with Bathsheba and later, after discovering that she was pregnant, arranged to have her husband Uriah killed in battle, is the dark background for the psalm (see 2 Sam. 11, 12). But this very blackness led David to the light.

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Rachael Denhollander Responds to SGM

Like many, I was troubled by the response from Sovereign Grace Ministries to Rachael Denhollander's stated concerns about their handling of sexual abuse allegations. I was equally troubled by the number of men who forwarded SGM's response along as "thoughtful" and "helpful." I found it to be neither.

 

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Monday: Cleansed by the Blood: Part 1

Theme: A Favorite Psalm

In this week’s lessons we see from the life of David the biblical way to deal with our sin, and learn what God’s response is toward us when we do.

Scripture: Psalm 51:1-9

A person who does not have much experience studying the Bible is likely to think that a well-known passage must be easy to elaborate. "It must be easy to teach John 3:16, the twenty-third Psalm or the Christmas story,” he might say. Actually, the well-known passages are the hardest, and some seem almost impossible to expound.

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Cinderella, you shall go to the ball!

The second century is much neglected.  A new book by Michael Kruger helps to correct this.

The second century is arguably the Cinderella of the early church, generally neglected in favor of other, apparently more exciting and accessible, periods.    It is populated by largely shadowy figures about whom we know enough to be tantalized, even impressed, but it lacks the giant intellects and the elaborate doctrinal disputes and formulations that emerge from the third century onwards.   Yet, as Michael Kruger argues in his new boo

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Friday: The Mighty God, the LORD

Theme: The Judge's Final Charge

Because God is the judge of all the earth, our proper response to him is to humble ourselves, repent of our sins, and offer ourselves to him in grateful service.

Scripture: Psalm 50:1-23

In yesterday’s devotional we said that three of the Ten Commandments are mentioned in this psalm. Yesterday we looked at the first one, and today consider the other two.

"You shall not commit adultery” (v. 18). The second reference is to the seventh of the Ten Commandments, found in Exodus 20:14 and Deuteronomy 5:18. It concerns sexual relations with another person's wife or husband. But it is also broader than that, since it embraces all kinds of sexual sins, including the outward sin of fornication and the inner sins of impure thoughts or lust. Jesus said that "anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart" (Matt. 5:28).

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