John Piper on 1 Corinthians 2: The main point of 1 Corinthians 1–4 is to show that God has accomplished our redemption in such a way that every prop of human pride is knocked out from under us. “God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak … More Pride and Foolishness
From our reading in Psalm 74 today (verses 18 and 22): Remember this, O Lord, how the enemy scoffs,and a foolish people reviles your name. Arise, O God, defend your cause;remember how the foolish scoff at you all the day! John Piper explains: Probably no text in the Bible reveals the passion of God for … More Asking God to Defend His Name
What can we learn from this passage in Joshua 6 about Jericho? 1. If God is for us and with us, high walls and closed doors are not a problem. See Acts 12:10 2. Things beyond reason and “impossible” require faith. See John 8:56 and Hebrews 11:1 3. Our responsibilities do not stop just because … More Lessons From Jericho
John Piper, in a sermon, “God Called Us into Life and Hope,” comments on the passage in ! Corinthians that is in our reading for today: At first glance the call of God does not look like a foundation for assurance. If somebody calls you on the phone and invites you to dinner, is that … More What Makes God’s Call so Different From a Phone Call Inviting us for Dinner?
This is the introduction and conclusion of Sam Storms’ (Enjoying God Ministries) commentary on Psalm 73. (Like an Oreo cookie, the middle is the best part, but it was too long to include the whole here.) Some Christians would like us to believe that their faith in God is invulnerable to challenges from without. They act and talk as if … More It’s All a Matter of Perspective- Sam Storms on Psalm 73
When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing before him with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us, or for our adversaries?” And he said, “No; but I am the commander of the … More Worship the Commander of the Lord’s Army!
Today, April 1, we start our reading of 1 Corinthians. In Chapter 1, verse 17, Paul says, “For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.” John Piper’s sermon titled, “Christ Did Not Send … More Paul: Christ Did Not Send Me to Baptize
“Why study Mark? What is here for us?” This is a question asked and then answered by Kim Riddlebarger in a sermon on Mark 1:1-8, our passage for today: First and foremost, the Gospel of Mark is vital for us to study because in this gospel we are summoned to believe that Jesus is the Christ and to … More A new exodus is about to begin…Mark, set, go!
“April showers bring”…..God’s grace in Christ! Psalm 72:6 says, “May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass, like showers that water the earth!” From The Treasury of David, Spurgeon quotes John Willison, with some spiritual lessons from RAIN: 1. As the rain is the free gift of God to the dry ground, … More “April showers bring”…..God’s grace in Christ!
Arthur Walkington Pink was born on April 1st, 1886, 125 years ago today. He was a pastor, evangelist and Biblical scholar, writing many books on Biblical doctrine and commentaries on the Bible. A.W. Pink concludes his Introduction to “Gleanings in Joshua” with these words: The contents of this book [Joshua] and the lessons which they are … More An Intro by A.W. Pink: “Gleanings in Joshua”