As we read Judges 1-3 today, a little help from Kim Riddlebarger’s sermon series on Judges: And then there are the judges themselves–men whom God raises up to rescue Israel from some military or political crisis, but who can do nothing about the nation’s spiritual condition. Remember that Israel’s judges are not jurists presiding over … More Broken People-Faithful God
John Piper on 1 Corinthians 2: The main point of 1 Corinthians 1–4 is to show that God has accomplished our redemption in such a way that every prop of human pride is knocked out from under us. “God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak … More Piper: Every prop of human pride is knocked out from under us
For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me! Job 19:25-27 Here … More For I know that my Redeemer lives
Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.” And the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshiped … More And he shall reign forever and ever
Solomon 6:10 I belong to my lover, and his desire is for me. Steve Zeisler, Peninsula Bible Church: The word translated “desire” in verse 10 is used only two other times in the Old Testament. Genesis 3:16 is God’s statement to Eve: “Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you,” and it refers … More Connect the dots back to Genesis…and find hope!
John Piper, in the first of a series of messages from Isaiah 55, “The Great Invitation: Come! Drink! Eat! Live!” And what I want us to see in this first message based on verses 1-3 is that God is a very inviting God. The word inviting has two meanings doesn’t it? You can say, This … More God is a very inviting God.
Dr. Kim Riddlebarger comments on Revelation 14: Since this is a section of great contrasts such as that between the number 666 and 144,000 and between the fate of those who worship the Beast and those who dwell with Christ in the heavenly Zion, no contrast is greater than that of the eternal suffering of those who … More Redemption and Rest in Revelation
John Piper, in the first of a series of messages from Isaiah 55, “The Great Invitation: Come! Drink! Eat! Live!” And what I want us to see in this first message based on verses 1-3 is that God is a very inviting God. The word inviting has two meanings doesn’t it? You can say, This … More God Is a Very Inviting God
To whom was the first gospel message preached? The answer took me off guard a bit when I was reading through Genesis recently. Of course students of the Bible are familiar with the seed of the woman that is promised in Genesis 3. The fancy word for this is the protoevangelium (“first gospel”). What I … More Protoevangelium- First Gospel