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

Weekly Articles

What Is the Gospel?

Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel … by which also you are saved” (1 Cor 15:1ff) The nineteenth-century Princeton theologian Charles Hodge said, ‘The gospel is so simple that small children can understand it, and it is so profound that studies by the wisest theologians will never exhaust its riches.’ The gospel is…

“Sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts…”. (1 Peter 3.13f)

Peter  has  been  talking  about  believers  living  in a  world  hostile  to  the  faith.  In  3:13,  we  read  this question,  “Who  is  there  to  harm  you  if  you  prove  zealous  for  what  is good?”  You  can  imagine  the  looks  that  must  have  floated  around  the room  when  this  was  read.  There  must  have  been  at …

The beauty of Christ in the atonement

‘…completion of the atoning work is underlined by Christ’s sitting down, especially as we contrast it to how the Levitical high priests had to stand up in Tabernacle and Temple. In the Holy of Holies, there was the Ark of the Covenant, but no chair, for the priest must continue to stand as he sprinkled…

Are we simply robots?

John M. Frame addressing the charge that if people have no ‘free will’, people are simply robots: ‘Scripture is concerned, above all, to glorify God. Sometimes glorifying God humbles man, and those who believe Scripture must be willing to accept that consequence. We covet for ourselves ever more dignity, honor, and status, and we resist…

What do we value?

‘I think that many of us don’t care about redemption as much as we think we do. Yes, we know we have a sin problem, but in our heart of hearts, we just want life to work, and when it doesn’t, it isn’t too long before we are beginning to harbor questions about God’s goodness,…

Assurance

‘Doubts and fears have power to spoil much of the happiness of a true believer in Christ. Uncertainty and suspense are bad enough in any condition — in the matter of our health, our property, our families, our affections, our earthly callings — but never so bad as in the affairs of our souls. And…

The Pre-eminence of Christ

Someone has said that Jesus Christ came from the bosom of the Father to the bosom of a woman. He put on humanity that we might put on divinity. He became Son of Man that we might become sons of God. He was born contrary to the laws of nature, lived in poverty, was reared…

The first Christmas carol (Luke 1:46-56)

“My soul magnifies the Lord…” What is your favorite Christmas carol? Christmas carols are songs about Jesus’ birth. Mary’s song was the first Christmas carol. She sang about how big and great God is. Have you ever looked through a magnifying glass? Have you seen how things can look very big through that magnifying glass?…