Category Archives: Bible

J.I. Packer on Salvation and Repentence

This may be the best couple paragraphs J.I Packer ever wrote: To the question; ‘what must I do to be saved?‘, the old gospel replies: believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. To the further question; ‘what does it mean to … Continue reading

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Fifty Reasons Christ Came to Die

Each year during Easter week, I try to intentionally carve out space for extra reading, thinking, meditating and praying about what Jesus accomplished for us through His death and resurrection. While I try to think well during these times, my … Continue reading

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Ways to Worship Jesus Christ this Easter

1. Listen to this powerful sermon, “The Father’s Cup: A Crucifixion Narrative” (23 minutes) 2. Read the gospel accounts of Christ’s suffering , death and resurrection (Matthew 26-28; Mark 14-16; Luke 23-24; John 18-20).  Take your time and ask the Holy Spirit to … Continue reading

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Watch and Pray: Wisdom from J.C. Ryle

If you haven’t followed the coverage of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy this past week, it has been heart wrenching. People without power, entire cities under water and some dead as a result of this super storm. God, help … Continue reading

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Spurgeon on the Return of Christ

I’m increasingly convinced many Christians today have an incomplete understanding of Jesus. We emphasize his compassion, grace, and love – which are indeed precious truths – but ignore the weightier things He said, did and is. For this reason, I … Continue reading

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J.C. Ryle on the Holiness of Jesus Christ

I love this excerpt from J.C. Ryle’s classic, Holiness (1877). Ryle calls Christians to pursue holiness by pursuing Christ: A holy man will strive to be like our Lord Jesus Christ. He will not only live the life of faith in … Continue reading

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Beware of False Teachers

Christians never come to the end of their need for God’s Word. There are always new truths and insights to be taught throughout every season of life.  Christ’s disciples never come to a point in this life when they can … Continue reading

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