I am currently teaching through the Sermon on the Mount. The lessons are being uploaded weekly at the Bethel Grace Baptist Church website. I am using Martyn Lloyd Jones’ book, Studies in the Sermon on the Mount, if you would like to follow along. Some of the topics we will be covering include… Matt 5:1-4 – Introduction […]
Let us draw near with a true heart – Hebrews 10:22 What does it mean to draw near to God with a true heart? After spending a couple of chapters explaining how the old covenant was unable to actually take away sin, and how Christ has offered Himself as the one true sacrifice for sin, the […]
The thought of going into a theater with a loved one and having to leave them there as part of the crime scene, because they were killed by a gunman who opened fire on the crowd is almost too much to imagine. Yet this is what happened to several people last night. Events like the […]
Social justice seems to be something that everyone should be working toward, but why is there often differences of opinion between conservatives and liberals on the topic?
Is justice relative to the individual or will of the community, or is there actually a place where justice is grounded? In this short clip Dean Donald McConnell of Trinity Law School gives a few thoughts.
Only in a universe created and governed by a personal, sovereign, and rational God; can events have meaning. To believe that any event in our lives happened for a reason while denying such a God is a serious flaw in reasoning.
One of the troubling things about sanctified affliction is how unsanctified it can seem while you are going through it, but this should be expected since the Lord is often drawing the dross to the surface in order to remove it.
Exegesis is foundational to understand scripture’s application to our lives. The problem is that many in the church want to hear the application without doing the work of the exegete. In many cases this has also been translated into the way many preachers preach. In order to keep congregants happy, they are given large amounts […]
Why is it that many Christians who decry Christian political involvement (read Tony Campolo types) because power and politics are tools of Satan, then go on to argue for government solutions to global warming and health care? Do they really want Satan and his tools cooling our plannet and running our health care? Perhaps a more […]
In the book of Hosea, God had strengthened the people and they turned around and used that strength to sin against Him. We do the same thing when we sin. God Bless, Doug