D. A. Carson, in “For the Love of God Vol 1,” comments on Acts 16, our passage for today: THREE OBSERVATIONS ON THESE STEPS in the ministry of Paul and Silas (Acts 16): (1) To understand Paul’s “Macedonian call” (16:6-10), one must follow his movements on a map. After traveling through the central part of … More Carson: Steps in the ministry of Paul and Silas
What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. This is he of whom it is written, “‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.’ Truly, I say to you, among those born of women … More Greater than he
To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul. O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me. (Psalm 25:1-2 ESV) In a day that texters and tweeters write “OMG” for all manner of circumstances, we need a reminder from England’s best-known preacher for … More O my God, I trust in thee.
John Piper comments on Exodus 3, a passage in our Bible reading plan today: The most common and the most important name for God in the Old Testament is a name that in our English versions never even gets translated. Whenever you see the word LORD in all capital letters, you know that this name … More What does it mean when you ask your God, Who are you?
Pastor Steven Cole of Flagstaff, AZ concludes a sermon on our passage from Acts 15:22-41 with these comments. You may click this link to read the entire sermon. During 1977, millions of people lined up at museums across the United States to view the treasures from the tomb of King Tutankhamen of Egypt. It is … More We need God’s wisdom and discernment to know essential truth
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. —Matthew 10:29-31 ESV J.C. Ryle, with a reminder on God’s sovereignty: Nothing can … More Not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father
Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully. Lift up your heads, O gates! And lift them up, O ancient doors, that … More Look then to Christ
Then the LORD said, “I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters. I know their sufferings (Ex 3:7 ESV, emphasis added) Coty Pinckney: God Knows The final clause is the most important – and also the hardest to translate. English translators … More Trust in the God Who Knows
D.A Carson wrote in “For the Love of God, Volume 1, July 28” In Acts 15, it is critically important to understand what the dispute was about that called into existence what has since been labeled “the Jerusalem Council.” Some (Jewish) men traveled from Judea to Antioch and began teaching the believers there that even … More At issue: the freedom of God’s grace
“Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Beware of men, for they will deliver you over to courts and flog you in their synagogues, and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before … More Sheep in the midst of wolves