If you are following the read-through-the-Bible plan with us, you have come to the end of Romans today. John Piper closed his sermon series on Romans with a prayer. Here is the conclusion of that prayer, Jesus Christ in the Book of Romans, Embracing Your Gifts Afresh But we turn now, Lord, from thanking you for your … More “To the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ. Amen.”
He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay…And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the … More “Please preach this sermon at my funeral!”
In Psalm 71, we read the prayer of an older saint, presumably David. He has had a long life, with remarkable experiences and opportunities for his faith to grow. In this prayer, he affirms His trust in God as his refuge and strength. He recalls how God has been his Rock and his Refuge. He … More O God, who is like you?
Then the LORD said, “I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters. I know their sufferings (Ex 3:7 ESV, emphasis added) God Knows The final clause is the most important – and also the hardest to translate. English translators have struggled … More God Knows! Coty Pinckney on Exodus 2
2 Peter 1:3-4 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine … More Liberating Promises
And Hannah prayed and said, “My heart exults in the Lord; my strength is exalted in the Lord. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation. 2 “There is none holy like the Lord; there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God. As we begin our readings of 1 & 2 Samuel this month, … More Seeing God in our pain
Deuteronomy 26:17-19 You have declared today that the Lord is your God, and that you will walk in his ways, and keep his statutes and his commandments and his rules, and will obey his voice. 18 And the Lord has declared today that you are a people for his treasured possession, as he has promised you, and that you are … More Do Jews Have a Divine Right in the Promised Land?
In a sermon, “The Absolute Sovereignty of God: What is Romans 9 About?” John Piper asks: Will the promises of Romans 8 stand? Will the blood-bought promises that we Gentiles and Jews are staking our lives on stand? Will God stand by his commitments, sealed with the blood of his Son? Will he work … More The Gospel of Romans
John Piper, in a sermon, “Love Your Neighbor as Yourself, Part 1” said, Matthew 22:37–40: On These Two Hang . . . But let’s go back to our text in Matthew 22:37–40. Here Jesus DOES mention both love for God and love for neighbor; and he explicitly says (in v. 40), “On these two commandments depend the … More Two Great Sovereign Purposes of God
Sam Storms, in his “Meditations on the Psalms” series writes of Psalm 46- Ein feste burg ist unser Gott! Say what? Well, that’s how Martin Luther would have written it in his famous hymn: “A mighty fortress is our God, A bulwark never failing; He, amid the flood Of mortal ills prevailing.” There can … More Psalm 46- Ein feste burg ist unser Gott!