Dark days in Israel

We have reached Judges 19, a terrifying and awful account of how bad things had gotten in Israel.  D.A.Carson, in “For the Love of God, Vol 1” says “the law of the jungle has triumphed in the fledgling nation of Israel.” Indeed, Judges 19: 1 says, “In those days, when there was no king in … More Dark days in Israel

Astronomical Grace

Watch this video, “Indescribable” from Louie Giglio: Psalm 8 proclaims O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you … More Astronomical Grace

Graciously freed

And in the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the twenty-fifth day of the month, Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the year that he became king, graciously freed  Jehoiachin king of Judah and brought him out of prison. And he spoke kindly to him, and gave … More Graciously freed

Intentional grace

Jacob’s well was there; so Jesus, wearied as he was from his journey, was sitting beside the well. It was about the sixth hour.  A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.”  (For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said … More Intentional grace

Spurgeon: The blessed silence of a grateful heart makes true music before the Throne of God

Ezekiel 16:59-63   “For thus says the Lord God: I will deal with you as you have done, you who have despised the oath in breaking the covenant,  yet I will remember my covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish for you an everlasting covenant. Then you will remember your … More Spurgeon: The blessed silence of a grateful heart makes true music before the Throne of God

Grace, Wonderful Grace

And in the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the twenty-fifth day of the month, Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the year that he became king, graciously freed  Jehoiachin king of Judah and brought him out of prison. And he spoke kindly to him, and gave … More Grace, Wonderful Grace

Isaiah 53: A beautiful revelation of Christ’s saving death in the place of sinners and a stunning validation of its truth

John Piper, in an introduction to a series of sermons on Isaiah 53: Nowhere in all the Old Testament does the gospel of Jesus Christ shine more clearly than in Isaiah 53. Seven hundred years before Jesus came into the world, God opened the eyes of his prophet to see into the very heart of … More Isaiah 53: A beautiful revelation of Christ’s saving death in the place of sinners and a stunning validation of its truth