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

Ray Ortlund, Jr: God did not give us a comic book.

As we start the book of Isaiah this month, here is some encouragement from Ray Ortlund, Jr, Pastor of  Immanuel Church in Nashville. He posted this at his blog, “Christ is Deeper Still” “The books of Israel’s prophets are among the most difficult in the Old Testament, and probably among the most difficult books ever … More Ray Ortlund, Jr: God did not give us a comic book.

Seeing Jesus in the Bible

Ray Ortlund, Pastor of Immanuel Church in Nashville, posted this quote: “On these pages you will find the living Christ and you will see Him more fully and more clearly than if He stood before you, before your very eyes.” Erasmus’ preface to his Greek New Testament, quoted in Earl D. Radmacher, editor, Can We … More Seeing Jesus in the Bible

Laodicea today

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 Laodicea today

How to Read the Bible…as Law or Promise?

Ray Ortlund on How to Read the Bible “Against those forms of Judaism that saw the law-covenant not only as lex [law] but as a hermeneutical device for interpreting the Old Testament, Paul insists that the Bible’s story line takes precedence and provides the proper hermeneutical key.” D. A. Carson, “Reflections on Salvation and Justification … More How to Read the Bible…as Law or Promise?

Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound?

  From Ray Ortlund’s blog, “Christ is Deeper Still”: Romans 6:1 There is a story about Tetzel, the Dominican monk who went around sixteenth-century Germany selling indulgences and scandalizing Martin Luther. He used to sing a little ditty: “As soon as your money falls into my casket, your soul leaps free from the fires of … More Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound?