Therefore let it be known to you that this salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will listen.” He lived there two whole years at his own expense, and welcomed all who came to him, proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without … More Progress in proclaiming the Gospel
J.C. Ryle, at Grace Gems: Is not every fruitless professor of Christianity in dreadful danger of becoming a withered fig-tree? There can be no doubt of it. So long as a man is content with the leaves of religion–with a name to live while he is dead, and a form of godliness without the power–so long his soul … More Beware fruitless leaves of religion
Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy! For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared, a great king over all the earth. (Psalm 47:1-2 ESV) Spurgeon on Psalm 47: Our God is no local deity, no petty ruler of a tribe; in infinite majesty he rules the … More No local deity or petty ruler
Sam Storms, in his “Meditations on the Psalms” series writes of Psalm 46- Ein feste burg ist unser Gott! Say what? Well, that’s how Martin Luther would have written it in his famous hymn: “A mighty fortress is our God, A bulwark never failing; He, amid the flood Of mortal ills prevailing.” There can be no … More A bulwark never failing
We have come to the FINAL day in Leviticus! Coty Pinckney wraps up our read-through with a challenge to see two big questions in Leviticus 26, “Who is GOD? ….and Who am I?” We have seen that the book of Leviticus is not, as is so commonly thought, a book which lays down the law, … More Seeing God, grace and the cross in Leviticus
In today’s passage from Matthew 21, we read about Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem, which was a fulfillment of prophecy. ‘Behold, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’” The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them. They brought the … More He still rides a donkey and not yet a white war-horse with a rod of iron.
Psalm 46 tells us that we all have a need to slow down and just “be still.” We need time for quiet reflection, but oh how little we actually do just that. John Piper, in a 1991 sermon, “God: Refuge for His People, Exalted Among the Nations” explains: One of the reasons we invest our lives in … More Piper: The impact of God’s awesome reality doesn’t hit us and hold us and shape us unless we become still