Almighty God, by whose mercy my life has been yet prolonged to another year, grant that thy mercy may not be in vain. Let not my years be multiplied to increase my guilt, but as age advances, let me become more pure in my thoughts, more regular in my desires, and more obedient to thy […]Read More New Year’s Prayer
The Bible is not a charm, a fetish, or a book that will work wonders by its very presence. It is a book that will work wonders in every life, here and hereafter, if acted upon and obeyed in faith and sincerity. It is God’s inspired revelation of the origin and destiny of all things, […]Read More A Tribute to the Bible
“It may not always be easy to determine whether a disagreement is merely petty or truly weighty, but a careful, thoughtful application of biblical wisdom will usually settle whatever questions we may have about the relative importance of any given truth. Scripture makes clear, for example, that we must take a zero-tolerance stance toward anyone […]Read More Fight the Good Fight
O source of all good, What shall I render to you for the gift of gifts, your own dear Son? Herein is wonder of wonders: he came below to raise me above, was born like me that I might become like him. Herein is love; when I cannot rise to him he draws near on […]Read More Puritan Christmas Prayer
Recently, I had the privilege of taking a seminary course on the Pentateuch. Throughout the class, professor Eric Ortlund did an outstanding job of connecting the Pentateuch (the first 5 books of the OT) with the gospel. I thought it would be helpful to include just a sampling of some of his insights on the gospel. Enjoy! “The whole […]Read More The Gospel According to my Professor Eric Ortlund
“We are dealing with relativism if a person says one of these four things: – There is no objective, external standard for measuring the truth or falsehood of a statement. – There may be an external standard, but we can’t know if there is. – There is an objective standard; we know it is there, […]Read More What is Relativism?
1 My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, 2 making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; 3 yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, 4 if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, 5 then you […]Read More The Value of Wisdom
Hard to believe, but we have already reached the last month of the 2010 calendar year. This means that the Christmas season is upon us where we will remember and reflect on the first coming of the Christ-child. There will be Christmas carols sung, Christmas plays performed, nativity scenes recreated, and sermons preached on the […]Read More Knowing the Christ of Christmas