Calvin as Man and as Christian

It was Carlyle, in his famous book, On Heroes and Hero-Worship, who described his heroes as being first of all men of sincerity. “I should say sincerity, a deep, great, genuine sincerity, is the first characteristic of all men in any way... next...

Christ Our Priest

Where is the God of glory? Where is the God who is surrounded by angels, who is brilliant in light? Where is the God whom to know is life itself? Can you by walking or riding in a car or an airplane come before God? Of course, you can’t.... next...

No More Sons Ruth 1:11–21

But Naomi said, “Turn back, my daughters; why will you go with me? Are there still sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands? Turn back, my daughters, go—for I am too old to have a husband. If I should say I have hope, if I... next...

Sovereign Reversal Ruth 1:7ff

In only a few verses, Samuel has provided us the setting for a dramatic and deadly problem that has consumed our family from Bethlehem. It is as if Elimelech marched into the jaws of death. While the family left in the middle of a famine, the... next...

Paul’s Method of Evangelism

The apostle Paul did not have a “church-centered” evangelism. The apostle Paul went wherever he could in order to preach the gospel. In Acts 17:17, we read that Paul debated in the synagogues and in the marketplace with those who... next...

The Mission of the Church: Be a Church!

There is an odd thing in the world today. It is strange, peculiar; it makes people ask questions; it makes people uncomfortable and uneasy. Some people love it and give their whole lives to it. Others hate it and do all they can to get rid of... next...

Thoughts on Heaven to Inspire Joy

If you were to make a list of nine Christian virtues or aspects that you would like to see more fully developed in your life, would joy be included in that list? If it is, how high up on that list would it be? Paul reminds us that joy is part... next...

Giving Thanks Meditation

“You crown the year with Your goodness, and Your paths drip with abundance.” —Psalm 65:11 One of the most popular songs we sing at Thanksgiving time contains these words: “Come, ye thankful people come, Raise the song... next...
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