“So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.” ~ Hebrews 4:9 I am convinced that one of the greatest, and perhaps the greatest, challenges facing the Church in America (and other parts of the [...]
This is a great article by Kevin DeYoung on why our church, or any church, must be theological.
“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” ~ Colossians 3:17 The founding President of the United States of America, and subsequent presidents, considered giving thanks to God a national imperative. Here is congressional proclamation initially delivered by [...]
Kevin DeYoung provides an excellent summary on why we worship the way we do.
This is a great article (which also appeared in Tabletalk) on worldliness and the -isms of this world. It is highly relevant to our current Sunday School discussions.
Hebrews is an apostolic letter to Jewish Christians who are being tempted to turn back and return to the ceremonies of the Law. They are being tried and tempted to turn from Christ as God’s plan of redemption for sinners. The letter is full of rich Old Testament imagery and interpretation to show forth God’s [...]
From Kevin DeYoung's blog today: The Doctrine of the Trinity: No Christianity Without It We worship a God who is in constant and eternal relationship with himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Community is a buzz word in American culture, but it is only in a Christian framework that communion and interpersonal community are [...]
Over the past few weeks we have looked at Habakkuk 2:4 and Paul’s words in Romans 1:17 that our life in Christ from start to finish is by faith alone. Our obedience and our sanctification are through faith. And our justification – our ability to stand before our Holy God forgiven and declared righteous (even [...]
For the past two weeks we have been looking at Habakkuk 2:4 and sola fide: justification by faith alone. Last week we said that this very issue – being justified by grace through faith, or by faith as it is sometimes said – is the very heart of the gospel. Luther said it is [...]
When I was in school I had to write many, many essays. It was drilled into me over and over again, year after year, in both literature and history classes. One essential feature had to be the thesis statement. Somewhere at the beginning of the essay there had to be a statement of the main [...]