John Piper, in a sermon,” Advancing and Sustaining the Covenant Community” Look at the connection between [1 Thessalonians] 3:12 and 3:13. 12) May the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all men, just as we also do for you; 13) so that he may establish your hearts … More Piper: Connecting love and holiness
J. C. Ryle comments on Luke 12:41-48 at GraceGems.com: We hear a great deal about people’s intentions, and hopes, and wishes, and feelings, and professions. It would be well if we could hear more about people’s practice. It is not the servant who is found wishing and professing, but the servant who is found “doing” … More Will Jesus find you “wishing” or “doing”?
J.C. Ryle with some challenging comments on Matthew 5:38-48 The Lord Jesus forbids everything like an unforgiving and revengeful spirit. A readiness to resent injuries–a quickness in taking offence–a quarrelsome and contentious disposition–a keenness in asserting our rights–all, all are contrary to the mind of Christ. The world may see no harm in these habits … More J. C. Ryle: A standard of conduct extravagantly high?
J.C. Ryle with some convicting words on Matthew 5:21-32 These verses deserve the closest attention of all readers of the Bible. A right understanding of the doctrines they contain lies at the very root of Christianity. The Lord Jesus here explains more fully the meaning of His words, “I came not to destroy the law, … More J.C. Ryle: His Gospel magnifies the law, and exalts its authority.
Why are you reading Revelation this month? There are a multitude of different interpretations of the symbols and prophecies found in this book. I read many different commentaries, each with their view on what the seven bowls of wrath mean. While others may take a keen interest in exactly what is meant, I believe … More God is Just and True and Holy
Pastor Steven Cole, in the conclusion of a sermon form 1 Peter 4:1-11 “Intent on Holiness” Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh,arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no … More Are you intent on holiness?
John Piper, in a sermon,” Advancing and Sustaining the Covenant Community” Look at the connection between [1 Thessalonians] 3:12 and 3:13. 12) May the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all men, just as we also do for you; 13) so that he may establish your hearts … More Abound in Love
Coty Pinckney has a very helpful summary, or a look back at where we’ve been reading in Leviticus and some questions to prompt more study: This chapter (Leviticus 23) has been called God’s calendar, because it describes festivals God planned for the people of Israel. Most of us turn to calendars to plan or … More A Calendar and the Deep Questions of Life