David Hall
While only the written Word of God is perfect and free from errors, still God has ordained the preaching of his Word, i. e., the careful explanation of its meaning with application to your lives, as one of the central activities for Christians in all ages and in all countries.Continue reading.
David Hall
Richard Webster referred to five widely differing views regarding subscription in the colonial Presbyterian church as: "the Protesters, the excluded, the silent, those who were dissatisfied with both parties, and the absent." The modern church may find itself in a similar position. The...Continue reading.
David Garner
In our last column, we surveyed the importance of Jesus' life as signaled in Luke 2:52: "Jesus increased in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man." More needs be said. So we return to this theme of Jesus' life, with an eye to appreciating further Jesus' biography...Continue reading.
David Hall
Let's conclude our study of temptation by observing how Jesus teaches us to repel temptation. Already we have seen that God's Spirit allows temptation to occur; we have also seen Satan's appeal: to use physical power to meet our needs. However, as Jesus' temptation shows us in...Continue reading.
Jonathan Master
Last week, I entitled my column, "How to Wreck a Church." In my mind, the false teachers in Jude had (and have) the potential to do just that. They come in secretly; they flatter; they are immoral and follow their own desires; ultimately, they will be destroyed by God. But when we step...Continue reading.
David Garner
"I have come to do your will, O God," Jesus says to his Father (Heb 10:7). With this declaration, Jesus circumscribes his earthly life. He knows his purpose on earth is to work, to carry out God's work. He came to do the will of God. ...Continue reading.
Jonathan Master
As I look back on my days at seminary, I can see some courses which were more helpful than others. This is probably due to a combination of factors: my own interests and aptitude; the strength of the teacher; the subject matter itself. Most classes were valuable, but a few classes were...Continue reading.
David Garner
Grace is no arbitrary decision or arbitrary act. Grace is not an illusion or a pretension. God does not look at us with a nod and a wink. Real redemptive grace is ours because, as the psalmist puts it, God's "right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him" (Psalm 98:1b)...Continue reading.
David Hall
God is gracious in providing a practical manual for dealing with temptation early in the first Gospel. Every believer can benefit from seeing how our Lord dealt with temptation.Continue reading.

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