Delusional Me

Ray Ortlund writes at “Christ is Deeper Still”: “You say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind and naked.” Revelation 3:17 Michael Spencer’s provocative article prompts me to turn to Revelation 3:14-22. Here’s the picture. You see some strange guy walking down the … More Delusional Me

Beware of hypocrisy

In our reading plan, we come to Luke 12 today. In the meantime, when so many thousands of the people had gathered together that they were trampling one another, he began to say to his disciples first, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. (Luke 12:1 ESV) In the previous chapter (Luke … More Beware of hypocrisy

Give Me your heart

And he said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, “‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of … More Give Me your heart

Do you worship in vain? Kim Riddlebarger on Mark 7

Nothing is as big an impediment to the preaching of the gospel as religious “know it alls” who self- righteously pronounce judgment upon others. And yet Jesus singles these people out for the harshest of criticism. He calls them hypocrites. They pretend to be one thing, but are really something else. They claim to be righteous and yet … More Do you worship in vain? Kim Riddlebarger on Mark 7

Woes to the Wolves

At the Desiring God 2008 National Conference, Mark Driscoll spoke on “How Sharp the Edge? Christ, Controversy, and Cutting Words”.  Here are some of his comments.  (These are notes taken during the session, not a manuscript.) Shoot the wolves. These are false teachers. Martin Luther says, “With the wolves you cannot be too severe. With the … More Woes to the Wolves