An appeal to the will

Doug Goins, of Peninsula Bible Church, wraps up our reading of Hosea 14: Verse 9 is an epilogue that serves as a conclusion to the entire prophecy of Hosea. It also provides the final step of returning to the Lord and remaining in fellowship with him: surrendering our will to him. Whoever is wise, let … More An appeal to the will

A Tale of Two Kings

2 Chronicles 28:1 Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. And he did not do what was right in the eyes of the Lord, as his father David had done, but he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel. He even made metal images … More A Tale of Two Kings

And he did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, yet not with a whole heart.

2 Chronicles 25:2 And he did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, yet not with a whole heart.  From “Wholly Devoted”, a devotional from Faith Fellowship Church of Broken Arrow, OK After the reigns of King David and King Solomon, the Kingdom of Israel divided into two separate Kingdoms called Judah and Israel. It’s … More And he did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, yet not with a whole heart.

Piper: Obedience is not a bucket brigade to fill his need.

Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams. John Piper, in a sermon, “The Pleasure of God in Obedience”, comments on 1 Samuel 15:22- God’s delight in obedience is … More Piper: Obedience is not a bucket brigade to fill his need.

Piper on covenant condition: “it’s like saying that the condition you must meet in order to benefit from your vacation is to enjoy the sunsets.”

Pastor John Piper comments on Exodus 19-20, our Bible reading passage for today, where God makes a covenant with Israel and gives the 10 commandments.  Piper asks, “what are the divine promises and human conditions of this covenant? What does God commit himself to do? And what does he require of his covenant partner?”   Here … More Piper on covenant condition: “it’s like saying that the condition you must meet in order to benefit from your vacation is to enjoy the sunsets.”

Does obedience “pay”?

Thanks to Coty Pinckney for his insights into Genesis 35-36.  You can read the entire sermon by clicking this link: Esau has been a central figure in Genesis since his birth in chapter 25. His actions and threats have had a major influence on Jacob’s life. The name “Esau” is mentioned 68 times in chapters … More Does obedience “pay”?