John Piper on the Parable of the Ten Virgins in Matthew 25: Verses 7-9 “Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘Since there will not be enough for … More The Futility of Shiny, Empty Lamps
…for not by their own sword did they win the land, nor did their own arm save them, but your right hand and your arm, and the light of your face, for you delighted in them. You are my King, O God; ordain salvation for Jacob! Through you we push down our foes; through your … More Spurgeon: Who could not win with such triple help?
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved You. Continue You in my love.” (John 15:9) John MacArthur, in a message “If You Abide in Me” Here’s another way of saying the very same thing. True believers abide; true believers; therefore, bear fruit; true believers continue in love toward Christ. Their love doesn’t … More Be real; be real!
Pastor Steven J. Cole concludes a sermon on 1 John 5:1-5 with this: The very first test given to a newborn in the delivery room is called the Apgar score. The test was designed to quickly evaluate a newborn’s physical condition after delivery and to determine any immediate need for extra medical or emergency care. … More What is your spiritual Apgar?
Ezekiel 15:1 And the word of the Lord came to me: 2 “Son of man, how does the wood of the vine surpass any wood, the vine branch that is among the trees of the forest? 3 Is wood taken from it to make anything? Do people take a peg from it to hang any vessel on it? 4 Behold, it is given to … More Mightily mistaken?
John Piper, in a sermon, “Preparing to Receive Christ: Hearing Moses and the Prophets”, comments on the Rich Man and Lazarus in Luke 16: So the rich man in the parable is one of those who presumed to say, “I am secure as a child of Abraham.” But he bore no fruit that befits repentance, … More Cheap grace, true faith and eternal destiny
J.C. Ryle on the Parable of the Talents: Let us leave this parable with a solemn determination, by God’s grace, never to be content with a profession of Christianity without practice. Let us not only talk about religion, but act. Let us not only feel the importance of religion, but do something too. We are not told … More Beware of a do-nothing Christianity