Jesus' sacrifice of himself on the cross is one of the richest moments of history. We could never exhaust everything that God accomplished through Christ on the cross. Herman Bavinck helps us out a bit. Bavinck gave offered a helpful list of what Christ has accomplished for his own glory: What Christ acquired by this … Continue reading What Happened When Jesus Died?
"Make me a servant. Lord, make me like you." It's a great song and an even better prayer. Jesus himself said, "I came not to serve, but to serve." We should all pray to be more like Jesus by becoming servants of the church. Jesus has designed his church in such a way that, while … Continue reading Make Me a Servant
Philippians 4:5 says, "let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand" (NKJV). The word is translated as "gentle spirit" in the NASBU, "gentleness" in the NKJV and "reasonableness" in the ESV is from ἐπιεικές. Lenski comments on the word, "sweet gentleness, considerateness, Lindigkeit (Luther’s beautiful rendering) must ever emanate from … Continue reading On Being a Gentleman…
Ambition for worldly prizes is attractive but vain. Jesus said, “do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth where moth and rust corrupt and thieves break through and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven” (Matthew 6:19-20). God commends holy ambitions. God’s people are to look for every opportunity to “abound … Continue reading Holy Ambitions
The work of the Trinity in the salvation of sinners is one of the most significant, if not the single most important, themes of Christian thought. In a study of this focus, the theologian confronts the errors of Calvinism and the truth of Scripture. This is a beneficial study which, at some level, must … Continue reading An Exegetical-Theological Study of the Role of Trinity in the Plan of Redemption as Revealed in 1 Peter 1.2-12
The words of Romans 3:19-20 are all too clear. “Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. 20 For by works of the law no human being will be justified … Continue reading Freedom from Sin Through Grace, Propitiation, and Faith