Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 10 that we are to take heed of the examples of the Old Testament, because we should learn from them and not repeat their mistakes. In verse 12 he warns: Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. C. H. Spurgeon comments in “Morning and … More Spurgeon: He who boasts of grace has little grace to boast of.
Love in the body of Christ is a message proclaimed loud and clear in 1 Corinthians, and especially in chapter 15, which we come to in our read-through-the-Bible plan today: Verse 14: “Let all that you do be done in love.” Verse 22: “If anyone does not love the Lord, let him be accursed.” … love must … More Loving like God. Sometimes having hard things to day.
They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he did not want anyone to know, for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, after three days he will rise.” … More His death was the great end for which He came into the world
He who disciplines the nations, does he not rebuke? He who teaches man knowledge— the LORD—knows the thoughts of man, that they are but a breath. Blessed is the man whom you discipline, O LORD, and whom you teach out of your law, to give him … More How foolish are those who think that God does not know their actions
John Piper, in the last sermon in a series on Ruth, “Ruth: The Best is Yet to Come” What one main thing does the author want us to take away from reading this story? Here’s what I would suggest as the main lesson: The life of the godly is not a straight line to glory, but … More Frequent signs: “The best is yet to come.”
John Piper comments on 1 Corinthians 15:29-58, our “Read-through-the Bible” passage for today: Verse 50: “Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.” What does that mean? Is it a wholesale denial of the bodily resurrection? No. “Flesh and blood” simply means “human nature as we know it”—mortal, … More Paul: A resurrection analogy
In June 2012, the first-ever Gospel Coalition National Women’s Conference was held in Florida. Here is the message from Nancy Leigh DeMoss (now Wolgemuth), speaking about the Transfiguration. http://thegospelcoalition.org/resources/a/on_another_mountain_the_god_who_points_to_his_son
The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed; he has put on strength as his belt. Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved. Your throne is established from of old; you are from everlasting. Psalm 93:1-4 C. H. Spurgeon on Psalm 93 (Treasury of David): Whatever opposition may … More All things are ordered according to his eternal purposes
Today we read Ruth 2-3. Here is commentary from John Piper, in a series on Ruth, Ruth: Under the Wings of God But before we leave verses 1–7, did you sense a merciful providence behind all this? Notice verse 3: “So she set forth and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers; and she … More God is gracious and sovereign even when he is silent.
John Piper, on 1 Corinthians 15 in a sermon titled, “Six Gifts of the Resurrection” “If Christ Has Not Been Raised . . . “ Paul says there are six things that would be in shambles if Christ did not rise from the dead. Then verse 20 reverses the whole paragraph: “But in fact Christ … More Six Gifts of the Resurrection