Christ has perfected once and for all those who are being perfected.

For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified. —Hebrews 10:14 We come to yet another passage of Scripture where we see the work of Christ in our lives as “already/not yet” He HAS perfected those who are being perfected…. He HAS sanctified those who are being sanctified… … More Christ has perfected once and for all those who are being perfected.

Piper: Pour the Word of the Spirit into your mind and heart every day

For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. They shall spring up among the grass like willows by flowing streams. —Isaiah 44:3-4 John Piper, in a sermon from Isaiah 44:1-5,  “A Precious Promise: The Outpouring … More Piper: Pour the Word of the Spirit into your mind and heart every day

Why does the heavenly holy place need to be cleansed?

Thus it was necessary for the copies of the heavenly things to be purified with these rites, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence … More Why does the heavenly holy place need to be cleansed?

How do you deal with the old and strange and culturally foreign stuff in the Bible?

John Piper, on coming to something in the Bible that is ” Old and Strange and Foreign to Me”(as in Hebrews 8 ) It’s almost inevitable that people who live in the modern world of computers and jets and television and antibiotics will read these verses with a sense of tremendous foreignness. That is not my world, … More How do you deal with the old and strange and culturally foreign stuff in the Bible?