The holiness of God was the theme for the 2009 Ligonier National conference, of which I was privileged to attend. The conference was truly outstanding and so when I learned that Reformation Trust had put the conference into book form, I was thrilled. What surprised me as I read through this book was my pace. […]Read More Book Review – Holy, Holy, Holy: Proclaiming the Perfections of God
In July I started to preach through the book of 1 Peter and this past Sunday we made it to verses 13-16 of chapter 1 so we are not exactly on a torrid pace. The amazing thing is that there is such depth to the Scriptures that it is never hard to come up with […]Read More You Shall Be Holy, For I Am Holy
Jonathan Edwards: “Seeing the devil is so cunning and subtile, it may seem a paradox, why he will endeavor to frustrate the designs of an omniscient being, or to pretend to counterwork him that is omnipotent, and will not suffer anything but what is for his own glory: seeing that God turns everything he does […]Read More “one of the greatest fools and blockheads in the world.”
Quotes taken from chapter 1 of A.W. Tozer’s classic book, “The Knowledge of the Holy.” “A right conception of God is basic not only systematic theology but to practical Christian living as well. It is to worship what the foundation is to the temple; where it is inadequate or out of plumb the whole structure […]Read More Tozer on “Why We Must Think Rightly About God”
Check out these verses – pretty amazing! Proverbs 16:9 “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” Proverbs 19:21 “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 21:30 “There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against […]Read More The Sovereignty of God
“This is what God is now doing in the world: Spirit-backed gospel preaching leading to the salvation of souls. It’s his program, his agenda, his priority, his focus, his project, or whatever business related metaphor you’d like to use. And by it, he is gathering a new Christ-centered people as his very own; a quiet, […]Read More This Is What God Is Doing Right Now!
I am not usually drawn to reading novels, but as I started into “Chasing Francis” I was hooked, but not for the reasons you might think. The book does offer an intriguing plotline where a mega-church pastor suffers a crisis of faith and has to travel to Italy to discover what “true” Christianity really is. […]Read More Book Review: Chasing Francis by Ian Morgan Cron
By Michael J. Vlach – check out his book “Dispensationalism: Essential Beliefs and Common Myth’s” for further reading. Vlach believes that most pastors and Christians in general are more dispensational than they realize. 1. You might be a dispensationalist if…..you believe the primary meaning of OT passages is found in the OT passages themselves. The […]Read More You Might Be A Dispensationalist If…….
This past Sunday I preached on 1 Peter 1:10-12 where Peter explained how the Prophets of old spoke about the grace that was to come through the Messiah. Even hundreds of years before He came to earth, God’s Prophet’s were anticipating the arrival of Jesus the Christ. In his first letter, instead of looking forward […]Read More Christ: The Center of All History