May my prayer be set before you like incense. – Psalm 141:2 All throughout the Old Testament we see incense playing an important role in the way God prescribed that the people should worship Him. In fact, even in the Holy place there was an altar of incence. Now the ceremonies of the old covenant […]
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This is a recent lecture I gave on the doctrine of the Trinity. This is part of the Rooted in Truth class which is an overview of systematic theology.
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I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ. Phil. 3:8 Our hearts are easily lured away by the fleeting shadows of this world, and these […]
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Some people think that using labels like Calvinism or Arminianism is wrong. After all, shouldn’t we follow Christ, not men or schools of thought? This video takes a look at these questions.
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What do pulpits, a stool, community, relationships, and the Word of God have to do with being relevant?
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“Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:4). Mourning is hateful and irksome to poor human nature. From suffering and sadness our spirits instinctively shrink. By nature we seek the society of the cheerful and joyous. Our text presents an anomaly to the unregenerate, yet it is sweet music to the […]
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Is doctrine important or should we just focus on following Christ? This is video from Mark Sennett at proclaimhisword. It also features Lane Chaplin and myself.
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Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. -Hebrews 4:16-
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For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good; but me ye have not always. Mark 14:7 Here in one of the most unforgettable, characteristic words that Jesus ever uttered, our Lord actually contrasts the service of the poor with the service of Him. “Ye have the […]
Read More The Poor You Will Always Have -J. Gresham Machen
Eastern Orthodox adherents are very passionate about their faith. While that is all fine and good, there are a number of problems with that faith and their practices, and I have found the answers to these problems evasive, confusing, or non-existent. Since this church also claims to be the “One True Church,” it is disappointing […]
Read More Can Eastern Orthodox prove they’re the One True Church?