In our Bible passage in Romans today: For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. —Romans 15:4 John Piper says that there are three three truths from Romans 15:4 All the Scriptures are for our instruction. All the Scriptures … More How’s your appetite?
When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud and laid it in his … More “A most interesting fellow” whose actions spoke louder than words
What kind of sacrifice does God desire? I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving. This will please the Lord more than an ox or a bull with horns and hoofs. Spurgeon comments on Psalm 69:30-31 Here he puts dishonour upon mere outward offerings by speaking of the horns and hoofs, the … More What kind of sacrifice does God desire?
“But the word is very near you. It is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it..” Deuteronomy 30:14 In this passage, there is a clear picture of Jesus Christ and the Gospel. It is like a compass needle that points to the North Pole. Deuteronomy and the rest of the OT point … More The Word-Christ- is very near you
March 23 Romans 15:1-13 (ESV) The Example of Christ 15:1 We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. 3 For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of … More March 23 Romans 15:1-13
March 23 Matthew 27:57-66 (ESV) Jesus Is Buried 57 When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus. 58 He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. 59 And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in … More March 23 Matthew 27:57-66
March 23 Psalm 69:19-36 (ESV) 19 You know my reproach, and my shame and my dishonor; my foes are all known to you. 20 Reproaches have broken my heart, so that I am in despair. I looked for pity, but there was none, and for comforters, but I found none. 21 They gave me poison for food, and … More March 23 Psalm 69:19-36
March 23 Deuteronomy 29-31 (ESV) The Covenant Renewed in Moab 29:1  These are the words of the covenant that the Lord commanded Moses to make with the people of Israel in the land of Moab, besides the covenant that he had made with them at Horeb. 2  And Moses summoned all Israel and said to them: “You have seen … More March 23 Deuteronomy 29-31
One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Romans 14:2-3 John Piper on Romans 14, “Each One Should Be Fully … More Paul: Get the really big things front and center
We come to the passage in Matthew 27 today that describes the death of our Savior Jesus for us. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” —Matthew 27:46 ESV After reading our passage in … More Jesus: Our Substitute, Our Curse, Our Sin