David Garner
Many evangelicals find the "organized" Church something to be avoided, even dismissed and detested. Denominations, it is frequently thought, represent all that is wrong with the Church and can go wrong with the Church. The logic goes as follows. The structures, authority, and formal...Continue reading.
Jonathan Master
Christians have always been persecuted. Peter reminded his readers of this in the earliest days of the church: "knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by the brotherhood throughout the world" (1 Peter 5:9b). But it does seem as if the suffering of Christians -...Continue reading.
David Hall
The first verses in this chapter examined the Christian's character as described by the Beatitudes. Following that, we saw what the influence of Christian would be. In these present verses, we proceed to a different subject-the Christian and the Law. Jesus wanted to make it clear that he loved...Continue reading.
Mark Johnston
When the Banner of Truth Trust published the second volume of his Collected Writings in 1977, John Murray's views on effectual calling sparked off animated debate in Reformed circles at that time. He challenged the formulation found in the Westminster Shorter Catechism that defines effectual...Continue reading.
Pierce Hibbs
When did you die? Michael Allen Rogers wrote recently that he died in 1957, when he was just eight years old.[1] Personally, I've had several near-death experiences, but I didn't really die until 2006, partway through my undergraduate studies. The experience was simply unparalleled. All I...Continue reading.
David Hall
If you remember Matthew 5:13 "You are the salt of the earth" then you'll recognize the parallel with this second metaphor. First there is the emphatic affirmation. You (plural, 'y'all disciples') yourselves are the light of the world. Christ does not say you may be or...Continue reading.
Jonathan Master
There are many model prayers in the Bible. The most famous is The Lord's Prayer, recorded for us in Matthew and Luke; but there are others besides. Recently, Mark Johnston has turned our attention to the prayer of Daniel, or, more specifically, to the prayer life of Daniel. Both Daniel...Continue reading.
Mark Johnston
There are few places in Scripture where we are given deeper insight into the anatomy of a life of prayer than in the book of Daniel. The well-known words of the old children's chorus, 'Daniel was a man of prayer' could not be more apt! This great man who was so greatly used for such...Continue reading.
David Garner
Understanding the relationship between the Kingdom of God and the Church has proven to be a perennial interpretive challenge. Jesus infrequently speaks of the "Church" and instead preaches the Kingdom of God/Heaven. The epistles, on the other hand, dwell on the Church...Continue reading.

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