All tagged Mar 17

Book Review: Prove It

This 500th year of Reformation anniversary renders Prove It a timely book. The founding principle of the Reformation–the era when Biblical truth was reclaimed from the dark ages of Papal authority–was sola scriptura.

Saturday Bible Class: The Person of Christ–The Son of God (Part 2)

This Bible Class takes a passage of scripture and shows how to methodically study verse by verse. We hope to do so without losing the scope of the Epistle. In the previous class, we remembered that ch1-4 concern the Person of Christ. We interpreted remembering that Chapter 1 presents the Christ as the manifestation of God to men. He is God Himself, the Son of God. Finally, when looking at some of the details in the verses, we also saw that verses 1-4 has the focus of Communications from Heaven: The Final Revelation in the Son.

J. C. Ryle on the Gospel

You may spoil the Gospel by substitution. You have only to withdraw from the eyes of the sinner the grand object which the Bible proposes to faith, - Jesus Christ; and to substitute another object in His place… and the mischief is done. Substitute anything for Christ, and the Gospel is totally spoiled!... 

Plump Kings or Sacrificial Servants?

I remember looking forward to the release of Steve Job’s biography several years ago. As a user and fan of many Apple products, I quickly bought the book on his life and delved into it with interest, wanting to learn a little bit more about the man behind so many products that billions of people use today. To be honest, I never actually finished the biography. As the pages began to turn and the life of this brilliant man was open before me, I began to feel sad, let down and even disturbed by what I read.

I Will Not Go Out Free–Part 1

Over the years I have heard much teaching on the Hebrew servant (Ex. 21:1-11; De. 15:12-18), much of which was challenging and profitable. It made deep impressions upon me and demanded that I make practical changes. Sometimes the preacher made doctrinal application to epistles like Romans. But there is another way to approach the Hebrew Servant, and that is Christologically. Over the next four Lord's Days, we will consider Exodus 21 and observe pictures of Christ in the text.

Thou Hidden Love Of God

Originally written in German by hymnwriter Paul Gerhardt, this beautiful hymn was translated into Latin by Gerhard Tersteegen, and then finally into English by John Wesley. These are the four verses chosen for publishing in the Gospel Hymn Book