God’s purpose throughout all of time has been to redeem for Himself a people that are His very own. – Alistair Begg

Posts from 2015

Seeing life God’s way…

I found this observation by Ravi Zacharias on the nature of worship and its connection to the whole of life, a life lived consciously as it should be before God, very helpful. May the Lord bless it to you individually as us as the church collectively as we approach 2016:

To Our Perpetual Wonder and Praise

Q27. Wherein did Christ’s humiliation consist?

Ans. Christ’s humiliation consisted in His being born, and that in a low condition, made under the law, undergoing the miseries of this life, the wrath of God, and the cursed death of the cross, in being buried, and continuing under the power of death for a time.

Doctrine Matters: Eternal Life Depends Upon It

Christianity is much more than getting your doctrine right.

But it is not less.

You can have right doctrine and not be a Christian. You can know all sorts of true things about Jesus and not be saved. The Devil is not unaware of who Jesus really is. The first beings in the Gospels to recognize the true identify of Christ are the demons. You can know true things and not be a Christian.

Our King

Q.26 How doth Christ execute the office of a king?

Ans. Christ executeth the office of a king in subduing us to Himself, in ruling and defending us, and in restraining and conquering all His and our enemies.

Our Priest

Q. 25 How doth Christ execute the office of a priest?

Christ executeth the office of a priest, in His once offering up of Himself a sacrifice to satisfy divine justice, and reconcile us to God.

Our Prophet

Q24. How doth Christ execute the office of a prophet?

Christ executeth the office of a prophet, in revealing to us, by His Word and Spirit, the will of God for our salvation.

Preparation for Hearing the Word of God Preached

Preparation for Hearing the Word of God Preached Consciously cultivate fresh awareness that I will be confronted with the very words of the living God. Matt 4:4; 2 Tim 3:16; Isaiah 66:2; Heb 12:25; 1 Thess 2:13   Consciously repudiate by fresh repentance all that would hinder my joyful reception and effective assimilation of the…

Boldness for Christ

Five young seminary graduates were returning home to France after spending time in Geneva with John Calvin. Upon entering France they were arrested, and in the months that followed they corresponded often with Calvin. One letter, in March 1553, spoke of their blessing in suffering for Christ: