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Learning to Rest

“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 [...]

By | 2012-01-18T05:00:00+00:00 January 18th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thanks Be To God!

“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 [...]

By | 2011-11-23T05:00:00+00:00 November 23rd, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Holding Fast Our Confession

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 [...]

By | 2011-10-26T04:00:00+00:00 October 26th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

An Excellent Overview on the Importance of the Trinity

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 [...]

By | 2011-09-28T09:00:00+00:00 September 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sola fide Today

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 [...]

By | 2011-03-09T05:00:00+00:00 March 9th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sola fide and the Protestant Reformation

            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 [...]

By | 2011-03-02T05:00:00+00:00 March 2nd, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sola fide: Justification by Faith Alone

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 [...]

By | 2011-02-23T05:00:00+00:00 February 23rd, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments