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

Posts by John Stasse

Trials – a context for Joy or Sin?

Trials – a context for Joy or Sin? The notes by Joel Beeke in Reformation Heritage Bible on James 1:2-3, 12–15 are helpful. “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience…” Believers are to respond to trials with joy, not because of…

TWO SIMPLE WORDS, ONE RADICAL CHANGE

TWO SIMPLE WORDS, ONE RADICAL CHANGE “Follow Me.” (Matthew 4:19) In vv.15-16 Matthew quotes Isaiah 9:1-2 to declare that Jesus is the light of the world and the hope for all people. He then records how Jesus was “teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness…

Six Considerations of the Evil of Sin

Six Considerations of the Evil of Sin Matthew Henry’s A Way to Pray has a wonderful section instructing us how to pray biblically-informed prayers, specifically, how to plead with the Holy Spirit to convict us of sin’s cancerous nature, and the constant havoc it works in our lives. Consider the sinfulness of sin. Meditate on…

On Motherhood

“Let your father and your mother be glad, And let her who bore you rejoice.” (Proverbs 23:25) ON MOTHERHOOD Motherhood is evidence of God’s mercy. The Bible teaches that God made mankind to be his image bearers. He gave Adam and Eve the royal task of filling the earth with more image bearers of the…

At the Altar of Incense

IN Exodus 30:1-10 we read of the construction of the altar of incense as well as of where it was to be placed. It was to be placed before the inner veil that separated the Holy of Holies form the Holy Place. It was therefore set before the ‘ark of the covenant’, which was the earthly symbol of God’s throne from which by grace He ruled and dispensed mercy to His people.

The Lord’s Prayer

John 17 records what perhaps should really be called The Lord’s Prayer. The prayer given in Matt 6:9-13 which is usually given that title by Christians over the centuries is really a prayer for Jesus’ disciples, while John 17 records Jesus’ own prayer.