J.C. Ryle comments on “The Parable of the Seed Growing” in Mark 4:26-28 And he said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how. The earth produces by itself, first the … More Grace beyond comprehension and control
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?
The Setting of Nehemiah’s Covenant Reaffirmation About 445 BC Nehemiah had brought a group of Israelites from captivity in Persia back to Jerusalem, and with them had rebuilt the walls of the city in spite of tremendous opposition from surrounding peoples. The wall is completed at the end of chapter 6. Chapter 7 gives the … More Nehemiah 9: Inexhaustible Grace