John Piper, in a sermon from Hebrew 12 “A Kingdom That Cannot Be Shaken” Before the end of this age, God is giving to everyone who believes in his Son a kingdom that cannot be shaken and will never end. This is the message of the whole Bible. But to see it we should look … More Unshakeable kingdom
And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?” —Luke 24:31-32 Just two simple observations: 1. Jesus affects our spiritual sight- He opens our … More God grant us eyes to see and a passion for Your Word
“The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.” Prov. 29:25 “Fear” in the biblical sense is a much broader word. It includes being afraid of someone, but it extends to holding someone in awe, being controlled or mastered by people, worshipping other people, putting your trust in people, … More Beware the snare
Sometimes a certain verse or passage stands out and encourages us, challenges us, warns us. But there are other times when it seems as if God opens our eyes to see the big picture, to marvel at how all the passages we’ve been reading come together. Today is one of those days. Reading the passage … More Put on your new clothes
But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and … More Contrast: The voice of the mediator
And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning … More Christ is the central sun of the whole book.
Proverbs 29:1 He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck, will suddenly be broken beyond healing. Steve Miller writes at the “Little Red Blog of Wisdom” I am one who is often reproved, and am tempted then to simply give up on trying to do right. But this proverb says that if I stiffen my … More Want healing? Don’t reject rebuke