The Jerusalem Council, grace, and how the Bible is put together

D.A Carson write 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 The Jerusalem Council, grace, and how the Bible is put together

D.A. Carson: On the whole the direction is downward

Quoting from “For the Love of God, Volume 1, October 13”   FIRST AND 2 KINGS narrate the declining fortunes of both the northern and south- ern kingdoms. Occasionally there is a reforming king in one realm or the other. But on the whole the direction is downward. Some orientation (1Kings 16): (1) Although 1 and 2 Kings … More D.A. Carson: On the whole the direction is downward

Just do it?

Judges 17:6  In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes. Everyone was doing as they pleased and not according to God.  Micah steals from his mother (so much for family loyalty!) then confesses (maybe because he is afraid….his mother curses the thief, not knowing it was … More Just do it?

D. A. Carson on the features that characterized Paul’s ministry.

A commentary on our Bible reading for today, Acts 20:18-35, from D. A. Carson’s “For the Love of God” Volume 1, August 1— PAUL’S ADDRESS TO THE EPHESIAN ELDERS (Acts 20:18-35) can be broken down into three parts. In the first (20:18-24), Paul talks about his own ministry in Ephesus and his own future. In … More D. A. Carson on the features that characterized Paul’s ministry.

D. A. Carson on Acts 16

D. A. Carson, in “For the Love of God Vol 1,”  comments on Acts 16, our passage for today: THREE OBSERVATIONS ON THESE STEPS in the ministry of Paul and Silas (Acts 16): (1) To understand Paul’s “Macedonian call” (16:6-10), one must follow his movements on a map. After traveling through the central part of … More D. A. Carson on Acts 16

D.A. Carson: Acts 15 is really a debate of how your whole Bible is put together.

D.A Carson write 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 believ- ers there that … More D.A. Carson: Acts 15 is really a debate of how your whole Bible is put together.