Kids Need Genealogies

For a while, my daughter only wanted to listen to Ruth and Jonah in the car. Both books are short and using a dramatized audio Bible (this one) made them into immersive experiences. Jonah is obviously captivating for the frightening storm and unexpected fish, and while not as action-packed, Ruth contains a large amount of …

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Deal Bountifully with Your Servant | Psalm 119:17

Deal bountifully with your servant,that I may live and keep your word. Psalm 119:17 ESV With this verse, we begin Psalm 119’s third stanza, which is titled gimel because each verse begins that Hebrew letter. Like Beth (verses 9-16), Gimel (verses 17-24) continues the psalmist’s prayer for God’s instructing grace to guard him, while also …

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Trump, Biden, and the Killer of Hostility

Nearly one week after the 2020 United States election, we still do not know for certain whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden will be President for the next four years. The media, of course, has called Biden the winner, yet with Trump’s assertion of potential voter fraud, an actual end to the contest likely remains …

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Is This the End? (Or, What Is the Olivet Discourse Describing?)

The Olivet Discourse (found in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21) is Jesus’ apocalyptic teaching to His disciples, and, as with all things pertaining to the end times, it typically draws out of us a strange mixture of curiosity, confusion, and perhaps some fear. Yet of all the questions that could be asked perhaps …

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We Do Not Wrestle Against Flesh & Blood | Ephesians 6:12

DOWNLOAD PDF For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12 ESV With the word finally of verse 10, the Apostle Paul draws us into the concluding third …

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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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The Darkness Has Not Overcome It | John 1:5

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.  John 1:5 ESV The world is dark. Even the most steadfast optimist must admit that there is something fundamentally wrong. Why else do we weep because of the lives lost to murder? Gun control will not end killings, just as no treaty …

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Stop Meditating on Headlines & Start Meditating on Jesus

This past Sunday I preached from Ephesians 4:17-24 where Paul exhorts us to cling to Christ and the truth that is in Him by putting off our old selves, renewing our minds, and putting on our new selves, which are made in Jesus’ image. The apostle says roughly the same thing in a few other …

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Good Works | Sound Doctrine

He Saved Us | Titus 3:3-8

This sermon was originally preached in 2016. For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works …

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A Reason to Accuse | Luke 6:7

And the scribes and the Pharisees watched him, to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, so that they might find a reason to accuse him. Luke 6:7 ESV The previous verse provides three details regarding the context for this verse: Jesus was teaching in a synagogue.It was the Sabbath. There was also man …

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