The Book of Revelation

Our new mini-series on the Book of Revelation will focus on the Lord Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God who conquers the beasts, a witch, and the Dragon of the world. He is: The faithful witness (1:5). The firstborn of the dead (1:5). The ruler of the kings of the earth (1:5). The First and... Continue Reading →

God Wrote a Book

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOhkldCSs04 The people of God are a people of the book. But that doesn't mean that everyone has always enjoyed access to the book. For millenia the people of God were taught the word of God by prophets and priests in their own language at the temple, in synagogues, and in the public square. Parents... Continue Reading →

A Doubting Thomas

Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place... Continue Reading →

All My Tears

This week we move deeper into the story of Jesus and Lazarus in John 11. Walking through the shadow of death, on his way to a graveyard, Jesus says: “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live; and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.... Continue Reading →

Assurance Shaken

True believers may have the assurance of their salvation shaken, diminished, or temporarily lost in various ways: as by negligence in preserving it, by falling into some special sin which wounds the conscience and grieves the Spirit, by some sudden or violent temptation, or by God's withdrawing the light of his countenance and allowing even... Continue Reading →

The Gospel of Under Armour

A few thoughts on regeneration and sanctification by JMT The new Under Amour ad with Michael Phelps is a thing of advertising beauty. It captivates the eyes and stimulates the heart. But is it true? In light of what we have seen in John's Gospel and Letters, we must be careful how we watch it,... Continue Reading →

Confession: I Am Ashamed

Click to Listen ‘I Am Ashamed’ Lyrics by Don Carson; music by Sandra McCracken I used to nurture bitterness, To count up every slight. The world’s a moral wilderness, And I have felt its blight. Self-pity ruled, resentment reigned; No one understood my pain. I spiraled down in murky night, Insisting that I had the... Continue Reading →

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