John Piper in a sermon on Romans 8, our reading passage for today, “No Condemnation in Christ Jesus, Part 1:” The essence of Christianity is that God is the supreme value in the universe, that we do not honor him as supremely valuable, that we are therefore guilty of sin and under his omnipotent wrath, … More The Essence of Christianity
And there is danger not only that this trade of ours may come into disrepute but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis may be counted as nothing, and that she may even be deposed from her magnificence, she whom all Asia and the world worship.”—Acts 19:27 ESV Steven Cole comments on Acts … More Ask the eternal question
John 11:49-52 But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all. Nor do you understand that it is better for you that one man should die for the people, not that the whole nation should perish.” He did not say this of his own accord, … More …better for you that one man should die
And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. And they have conquered him by the … More Overcoming by the blood of the Lamb
John Piper, in a sermon, “God Called Us into Life and Hope,” comments on the passage in ! Corinthians that is in our reading for today: At first glance the call of God does not look like a foundation for assurance. If somebody calls you on the phone and invites you to dinner, is that … More What Makes God’s Call so Different From a Phone Call Inviting us for Dinner?
John Piper in a sermon, “No Condemnation in Christ Jesus, Part 1:” The Essence of Christianity The essence of Christianity is that God is the supreme value in the universe, that we do not honor him as supremely valuable, that we are therefore guilty of sin and under his omnipotent wrath, and he alone can … More John Piper: This is what we lay down our lives to communicate to the nations and the neighborhoods: No condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
The Bronze Serpent From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom. And the people became impatient on the way. And the people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For … More Henry Law: The Bronze Serpent, the remedy of God and the gospel of free grace
Bob Deffinbaugh comments on the ending of the book of Acts: One final word about the supposedly “sudden and abrupt” ending of the Book of Acts. Many have noted the unusual ending of Acts. Some have explained this ending by suggesting that Luke intended to write yet another volume. I think that the ending of … More Deffinbaugh: Gospel-centered ending to Acts
Bob Deffinbaugh from Bible.org At the time of Paul’s conversion, God revealed that he would bear testimony of the gospel “before the Gentiles and kings” (Romans 9:15). Paul has already stood before Claudius Lysias, and Felix, and now Festus, and in the next chapter of Acts (26) he will stand before “king” Agrippa and Bernice. … More Acts 25: Promises, plans and the proclamation of the Gospel