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
Sam Storms comments on Psalm 23: Perhaps the most pervasive theme in all of Scripture is God’s passion for God. No, that’s not a misprint. Many would have preferred that I say, “God’s passion for you,” but if God isn’t first and foremost committed to himself and the pursuit and praise of his own glory, his love … More God’s commitment to God
“Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives” Genesis 50:19-20 D. A. Carson says in “For the Love of God, Volume 1, Feb 17 that we should reflect on what Joseph does not … More God intended this
The following excerpt comes from “Twelve Appeals to Prosperity Preachers” found in the new edition of Let the Nations Be Glad.(John Piper)with a reference to our reading for today, Acts 14. Missing from most prosperity preaching is the fact that the New Testament emphasizes the necessity of suffering far more than it does the notion … More Don’t be surprised at suffering
Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (Matthew 9:37-38 ESV) J.C. Ryle has this admonition for us today: If we know anything of prayer, let us make it a point … More Our first duty is to pray!
O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, and by night, but I find no rest. Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. (Psalm 22:2-3 ESV) Spurgeon comments: However ill things may look, there is no ill in thee, O God! We … More Yet you are holy