Introduction to Jude

The Epistle of Jude is a rather neglected book. Likely due to an assortment of factors (such as its brevity and citation of apocryphal sources), this poetic letter has often been under-utilized within the church. Though I do not claim this to always have been so throughout church history, personal experience has largely left me …

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Blessed Are Those (III) | Psalm 119:3

who also do no wrong,but who walk in his ways! Psalm 119:3 ESV The word also reminds us that we are continuing the thought of verse 2: Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart. To keep the LORD’s testimonies, to hold onto them with all one’s might, seeking …

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Him Who Sits on the Throne

The Wrath of God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf9lkI5C6VA But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.   Romans 2:5 ESV Only a handful of generations after Adam and Eve were expelled from Paradise, we find the following description of humanity: “The LORD saw …

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Martyn Lloyd-Jones on True Christianity

Martyn Lloyd-Jones delivered two sermons about cults while expositing Ephesians, one titled Cults and the other Counterfeits. These are easily two of the best sermons I have ever heard, and I strongly recommend listening to them (or reading them, since his sermons on Ephesians were compiled into an eight-volume set). The following is a quotation …

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Look Carefully How You Walk | Ephesians 5:15-17

 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5:15-17 ESV Ephesians 5:15-21 is a section that buildings upon everything that Paul has exhorted of …

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Heart to Heart

The Heart | Jonah 4

The existence of this chapter is one of my favorite aspects about the book of Jonah. It is very easy when recalling the events of this book to leave out the final chapter. To be fair, I understand why it is easy to forget. Chapter three would have been a great ending for the book. …

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Blessed Are Those (II) | Psalm 119:2

Blessed are those who keep his testimonies,who seek him with their whole heart, Psalm 119:2 ESV Blessed are those who both keep and seek. Both actions are decidedly fixed upon the LORD Himself. His testimonies are what He has testified to us about Himself. He is the God who speaks, who reveals Himself to His …

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Him Who Sits on the Throne

The Righteousness & Justice of God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-0Mg2NM4Ek Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;steadfast love and faithfulness go before you. Psalm 89:14 ESV Matthew 25 concludes with these words of Jesus: When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered …

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Peter Jones on Conforming to Culture

I share this quotation from Peter Jones' eye-opening book, The Other Worldview, for two reasons. First, it is worth both reading and sharing. Second, it also fits perfectly alongside my most recent sermon from Ephesians. Well-meaning Christians have often made the mistake of thinking that their surrounding culture is, at worst, neutral and, at best, …

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Walk as Children of Light | Ephesians 5:7-14

Therefore do not become partners with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no …

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