A Key That Opens the Book of Job

Recently, Banner of Truth released the completed three-volume set of John Calvin's sermons on the book of Job. Freshly translated by Rob Roy McGregor, the first two volumes are reprinted from earlier publication and released alongside the newly published third volume. Since Calvin is one of my dearest of study companions as well as a …

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R. Kent Hughes on Media Consumption

Recently, the men of our church have begun to read R. Kent Hughes’ The Disciplines of a Godly Man. Nearly halfway through, it is already a book that I cannot recommend highly enough. The following quotation comes from his chapter on the discipline of the mind. I am aware of the wise warnings against using …

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The True Mission of the Church | Francis Grimke

Francis Grimke's Meditations on Preaching was one of the many books given away at Together for the Gospel that I came returned home with. For the last couple of months, it has occupied a place on my desk from whence I grab it once a week or so to read a couple pages before beginning …

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What’s the Point? | C. S. Lewis on Learning in Wartime

I recently read the second essay compiled in the book, The Weight of Glory, by C. S. Lewis. The first essay from which the book was named is worth the purchase alone, which is exactly what I did. Yet I finally ventured beyond that initial writing and read the essay titled, "Learning in War-Time." It …

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Telling the Story | Philip Ryken

Last Sunday I preached through plagues seven through nine. While moving through those passages, I essentially bypassed the first two verses of chapter 10, which preface the eighth plague: Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I may show …

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Doctrine Is Necessary for Holiness | Thomas Chalmers

This year I’ve resolved to add a new habit to my weekly routine: reading a sermon each Monday or Tuesday. To be honest, I did so the first week of the year because I was sick and didn’t want to do anything at all, so I grabbed a book of Robert Murray M’Cheyne’s sermons and …

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Right Now Counts Forever

My wife and I have been subscribed to Ligonier’s Tabletalk Magazine for around two years now, and it has been a tremendous blessing to our home. My wife loves the daily Bible study readings, and we often read the articles aloud together. But since we subscribed after R. C. Sproul went to be with the …

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What ‘I AM WHO I AM’ Means | John Piper

In John Piper's book Providence, he very helpfully lists out ten dimensions of meaning that are declared by God's name, Yahweh, and His declaration of Himself, I AM WHO I AM. Although I did not have time last Sunday's sermon to read such a lengthy quotation, it is certainly worth sharing here (and the book …

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Gifts, God, & Our Desperate Struggle Against Time

Although I read N. D. Wilson’s Death by Living back in 2017, I have regularly visited certain passages and chapters ever since. The following is one such quotation: Our futile struggle in time is courtesy of God’s excessive giving. Sunset after sunset make it hard to remember and hold just one. Smell after smell. Laugh …

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C. S. Lewis, Fantasy, & Scaring Children

I have recently been reading through a few of C. S. Lewis’ essays on fantasy (compiled in the book Of Other Worlds: Essays and Stories[1])and came across the following paragraph within an essay titled “On Three Ways of Writing for Children,” which was very intriguing since I have recently discussed the relationship between children and …

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