Pastor Coty Pinckney, in a sermon on Mark 13, “Living in the Last Days” Jesus’ command is found in verse 9. Literally, this reads: “You all take heed to yourselves.” The Greek is quite emphatic here, and not quite captured the usual translation, “Be on your guard.” Jesus says to look after ourselves — our … More Luther: What can the devil do more than slay us?
Our read-through-the-Bible plan brings us to Romans 9 today, a difficult passage to understand. John Piper has written a whole book, “The Justification of God” which covers the first 23 verses of chapter 9 of Romans. In 2002, he preached a sermon on Romans 9 and said this, “because of Romans 9 I left teaching … More John Piper: “The gospel of Romans 9”
When they came to Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma tax went up to Peter and said, “Does your teacher not pay the tax?” He said, “Yes.” And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll or tax? … More Ryle: Jesus makes a fish his paymaster.
Then Jesus, knowing all that would happen to him, came forward and said to them, “Whom do you seek?” They answered him, “Jesus of Nazareth.” Jesus said to them, “I am he.” Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them. When Jesus said to them, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground. So he asked … More The Great I AM is not a victim!
Dr. Kim Riddlebarger helps introduce us to the reading of Revelation this month: …it is sad that so many Christians avoid Revelation because of its difficult and mysterious nature. It is even sadder, perhaps, that so many use this book as a springboard for speculation about the Bible’s relationship to current events. This is a … More Wrapping up all of the loose ends of the story…
J.C.Ryle comments on the Triumphal Entry in Luke 19:28-38 Let us mark, for one thing, in these verses, the perfect knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. We see Him sending two of His disciples to a village, and telling them that they would find at the entrance of it, “a colt tied, whereon yet never … More Perfect Knowledge
“For there stood by me this night the angel of God.” C.H. Spurgeon, from Morning and Evening: TEMPEST and long darkness, coupled with imminent risk of shipwreck, had brought the crew of the vessel into a sad case; one man alone among them remained perfectly calm, and by his word the rest were reassured. Paul … More Be of Good Cheer!
This psalm, as the last two have been, concerns specifically the Lord Jesus Christ. These three make up a trilogy of beautiful psalms concerning Christ: Psalm 22, Christ as Savior; Psalm 23, Christ as Shepherd; Psalm 24, Christ as Sovereign. This psalm begins by stating the right of sovereignty of the Lord, and consequently, the … More Christ as Sovereign Lord in Psalm 24