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Faith
October 8, 2017

Solus Christus

Solus Christus

The Protestant Reformation got recovered the supremacy of Jesus Christ in the gospel and the Christian faith. Recognizing the power of his life and death, Christians look to Jesus for salvation from all that plagues them. Jesus is the only source for salvation and the only subject of true preaching. There is no Christianity where […]

August 27, 2017

When Religion Pays

When Religion Pays

The book of Judges draws to a close by examining what the religious and moral climate of Israel was like “on the ground.” Religiously, Israel looks more like the pagan nations around them than they do the chosen people of God. They have lost their faith in a personal God and have ended up with […]

June 25, 2017

Pray by Faith

Pray by Faith

Although prayer is more than making requests to God, it certainly is not less than that. God wants us to ask him to do things on our behalf, and no one modeled this better than Jesus. His petition before God in the Garden of Gethsemane is an example to all of his disciples of the […]

April 23, 2017

The Armor of God

The Armor of God

Christians struggle against a powerful enemy who wants to shipwreck their faith and turn them into rebels against God. The only defense is the armor which God himself wore when he struck the decisive blow of victory over the enemy. Clothed in this armor, Christians are strengthened with God’s mighty power and will persevere in […]

October 23, 2016

The Holy Spirit of Promise

The Holy Spirit of Promise

God has made known his plan of bringing everything into unity in his Son, Jesus Christ. Now we are told how God will bring that plan to pass. Through the work of the Holy Spirit, God will make good on his promise by bringing his people to faith and giving them a taste of the […]

August 28, 2016

Saved by Signs of Grace

Saved by Signs of Grace

Salvation is entirely due to God’s free grace. Human effort receives no credit. But throughout history God has been pleased to communicate his grace to his people through physical, visible signs. Although we may be tempted to worship the signs rather than that which they signify, we must not make the opposite mistake of despising […]

June 5, 2016

Safe and Surrounded

Safe and Surrounded

Christians enter into the worship of God aware of the dangers of the world in which they sojourn. Believers face numerous threats to their faith—threats from without and from within which are real and dangerous. But even more certain is the power of God which surrounds them, sustains faith, and brings peace to the people […]

April 3, 2016

The Blessing of Believing

The Blessing of Believing

Jesus appeared to his disciples after his resurrection in order to complete the creation of his new community. He then sent them out, empowered by the Holy Spirit, to bring others into the joy of believing in Jesus. Through the witness of the resurrection, Jesus shows up to convert even the hardest skeptics and to […]

March 20, 2016

The Achievement of the Cross

The Achievement of the Cross

What can we learn by studying the unique contribution the Fourth Gospel adds to the story of the crucifixion of Jesus? By focusing on this Gospel’s distinctive features, we are directed toward three of the many accomplishments of the cross. At this hour of glory Jesus is finally and absolutely declared to be the King for […]

February 7, 2016

Peace in a Troubled World

Peace in a Troubled World

Jesus’s final words to his disciples before his crucifixion were aimed at preserving their faith in the face of the coming crisis. If his disciples could comprehend where the cross was taking him, the moment of their greatest sorrow would lead them into a reality of far greater joy. Even if they stumble in their […]

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