Christ, by highest Heav’n adored; Christ the everlasting Lord; Late in time, behold Him come, Offspring of a virgin’s womb. Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; Hail th’incarnate Deity, Pleased with us in flesh to dwell, Jesus our Emmanuel. Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King!” As we hear Christmas carols this … More Hail th’incarnate Deity
As I read commentaries on this passage, I was struck by the sheer volume of information available and the multitude of views on eschatology that were being presented. One could study these passages and try to figure out the “who-what-where-when-why” of Bible prophecy. It also struck me that a person could read these chapters, and … More Don’t miss the main point of Ezekiel 38-39
Ezekiel 20 is rather unique….this telling of Israel’s history is very different. I challenge you to read this chapter with a highlighter or pen. See how many times you notice: I am the Lord your God BUT they… BUT I acted FOR THE SAKE OF MY NAME BUT they….. BUT I withheld my hand and acted FOR THE SAKE OF … More His Name, His Fame and His Glory
Some of them had charge of the utensils of service, for they were required to count them when they were brought in and taken out. Others of them were appointed over the furniture and over all the holy utensils, also over the fine flour, the wine, the oil, the incense, and the spices. Others, of … More “Entrusted with making the flat cakes”
We see the glorious truth of the resurrection of Jesus in today’s reading from Matthew 28:1-10. John Piper exults in our living Savior in a sermon, “Worship the Risen Christ” The great tragedy of the human race is that we were made to find infinite joy by admiring God, but have become so blind and … More God put us within sight of the Himalayas, and we have chosen to pull down the blinds of our chalet and show slides of Buck Hill.
February 15 Exodus 38-40 (ESV) Making the Altar of Burnt Offering 38:1 He made the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood. Five cubits  was its length, and five cubits its breadth. It was square, and three cubits was its height. 2 He made horns for it on its four corners. Its horns were of one piece with it, … More February 15 Exodus 38-40
In the passage we read today from Exodus, we learn that “the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. 35 And Moses was not able to enter the tent of meeting because the cloud settled on it, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. Dr. Sam Storms comments: What is the pre-eminent passion in … More Sam Storms: The Glory of God- What is it?
Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. John 11:5-6 John Piper comments on the “God-Centeredness of God”: There is a category of thought here that I think is infinitely important. How can this be love? … More God-centered love
John Piper, in an article, “Biblical Texts to Show God’s Zeal for His Own Glory” Probably no text in the Bible reveals the passion of God for his own glory more clearly and bluntly as Isaiah 48:9-11 where God says, For my name’s sake I defer my anger, for the sake of my praise I … More Piper: Six hammer blows to a man-centered way of looking at the world
John Piper on worship: So you can see what is happening in the New Testament. Worship is being significantly de-institutionalized, de-localized, de-ritualized. The whole thrust is being taken off of ceremony and seasons and places and forms; and is being shifted to what is happening in the heart – not just on Sunday, but every … More Piper: De-ritualization of worship