Kim Riddlebarger asks, “What, then, should we take with us from this section of Mark?” [Chapter 3:20-35] The very fact that so many different and diverse people witnessed the miracles of Jesus with their own eyes and yet did not understand his mission or understand who he was, should remind all of us that unless God … More Grant us eyes to see
And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God.” But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” Mark … More Luther: “The life of Christianity consists in possessive pronouns.”
Judges 10-12 is our Bible reading passage for today. In Judges 10:10-16 we read: And the people of Israel cried out to the Lord, saying, “We have sinned against you, because we have forsaken our God and have served the Baals.” And the Lord said to the people of Israel, “Did I not save you … More “Repentance,” exasperation and mercy
Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, kneeling and asking a certain thing of him. He said to her, “What do you want?” She said to him, “Command that these, my two sons, may sit, one on your right hand, and one on your left hand, in … More Ryle: True faith under much rubbish
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved You. Continue You in my love. If you keep My commandments, you shall abide in My love, even as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in His love.” —John 15:9-10 I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you … More Fake or real?
John Piper, in a sermon from 2 Timothy 4, “I Have Kept the Faith” The two pictures of a fight and a race illustrate what is involved in keeping the faith. But before we go into what is involved in keeping the faith I better say something brief about the nature of faith itself. The … More Keep the Faith!
Not according to our passage for today in Romans 10. Here’s some commentary to help us understand. John Piper gives four observations on saving faith, in a sermon, “How Shall People Be Saved, Part 1”: Saving faith believes on Jesus as Lord and calls on him as Lord from the beginning. You can see that … More Can Jesus be your Savior but not your Lord?