To quote once again from John Piper, “not only do all the misuses of our sexuality serve to conceal or distort the true knowledge of God in Christ, but it also works powerfully the other way around: the true knowledge of God in Christ serves to prevent the misuses of our sexuality. So, on the […]Read More What does knowing Christ have to do with guarding and guiding our sexuality?
Yesterday I quoted from John Piper and his book Sex and the Supremacy of Christ. “Sexuality is designed by God as a way to know God in Christ more fully. Knowing God in Christ more fully is designed as a way of guarding and guiding our sexuality.” There are a lot of questions that might […]Read More How can sex be a means of knowing Christ more fully?
“Sexuality is designed by God as a way to know God in Christ more fully. Knowing God in Christ more fully is designed as a way of guarding and guiding our sexuality.” So argues John Piper in his book “Sex and the Supremacy of Christ.” In order to help the reader better understand what he […]Read More Sex and the Supremacy of Christ
– ‘Without ceasing’ I mention you always in my prayers. (Rom. 1:9-10) – I give thanks to my God ‘always’ for you (1 Corinthians 1:4) – I ‘do not cease’ to give thanks for you. (Ephesians 1:16) – Praying ‘at all times’ in the Spirit. (Ephesians 6:18) – We ‘have not ceased’ to pray for […]Read More The Constancy of Prayer – The Apostle Paul’s Example and Teaching
Day after day we continually hear about the Middle East crisis and we wonder – will there ever be peace in the Middle East? Most people know that this crisis involves the country of Israel and several surrounding nations, but I doubt many people know the history of this crises or what stands at the […]Read More Book Review – “Seeds of Turmoil: The Biblical Roots of the Inevitable Crisis in the Middle East” – by Bryant Wright
There is great confusion among Christian men concerning what it means to be a man today. There are a number of different reasons for this, but what it comes down to is that unbiblical models of masculinity have shaped Christian men more than God’s Word. Over the past 2 decades, this “crisis of masculinity” has […]Read More Book Review – The Masculine Mandate – by Richard Phillips
By Steven Lawson Fourth, truth is objective. This means that truth is not subjective. It is not discovered by personal feelings nor determined by private intuitions. Instead, truth is propositional. It is conveyed in narrowly defined words that have rational definitions and is stated in precise terms that communicate real meaning. Words mean something in […]Read More What is Truth? (Part 2)
By Steven Lawson What is truth? This question raised by Pilate, when Jesus stood trial before him, exposed his own worldview. He lived in a world in which absolute truth did not exist. I think Pilate’s voice was dismissive and filled with disdain. I imagine he sneered in mockery, angry that Christ dared to speak […]Read More What is Truth? (Part 1)
It’s time for a trick question: Why are men forbidden from making images that represent God? Because the Lord has commanded man not to make an image of God, but to be the image of God. We see this in practically the Bible’s first teaching about mankind: “God said, ‘Let us make man in our […]Read More What Does It Mean For Man To Bear God’s Image? – By Richard Phillips
The Christian life is a journey to the greatest joy that exists. But “the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few” (Matthew 7:14). Why is that? Because, paradoxically, in order to pursue our greatest joy, we must deny ourselves. It was a moment of euphoria for the disciples. […]Read More “Let Him Deny Himself” – by Jon Bloom