David Hall
As we continue to explore the vital importance of repentance in the Christian life, we should observe that the word is a command. It is not up for debate. John did not even know these people well; nor had he earned the 'right to be heard,' yet he issues a command nonetheless. He did not...Continue reading.
David Garner
One chief evidence of gospel grace in the life of the believer is wonder. The Lord God himself and his care for us should dumbfound us. Any attention to them catapults the soul into an orbit of awe. The fact is, the more we consider creation and redemption, the more we discover that we simply...Continue reading.
Jonathan Master
Teaching has its own occupational hazards. Teachers complain about lack of respect and pay. They frequently gripe about the students under their care. Teachers grumble about other teachers. In fact, you can read complaints about any and all of these things from teachers in the ancient world,...Continue reading.
David Hall
Repentance is a medicine that we need in regular dosage. That sounds rather bracing, I know. But think about it. Most of us view repentance as something which is unusual or over-and-done-with at conversion. Repentance is viewed as uncommon and not the norm for most Christians. In fact for many, we...Continue reading.
David Garner
You may think this quasi strange, but I have an affinity for certain Latin words. The fact is, you actually know and use many of them too. Have you ever felt like a persona non grata? Do you cheer for your alma mater or depend on a per diem for business travels? How great is it when lawyers agree...Continue reading.
Jonathan Master
Paul's letter to the Philippians begins with an expression of confidence. Paul's confidence is ultimately in God. It was God who had begun a good work in the Philippians (Phil 1:6); and it was God's grace that they had been partakers of, along with Paul (Phil 1:7). But when Paul...Continue reading.
David Hall
Sometimes in conversation, we find ourselves talking about a great person, and after extolling his/her virtue, it is pointed out that this great person has remarkable humility or compassion to supplement his greatness. The compliment will then be added: "That's just the kind of person he...Continue reading.
Jonathan Master
When I give instructions to my children, or even to my students, they often come in the form of warnings: "Be careful not to postpone this assignment to the last minute" "Watch out for cars on the road" "Make sure to proofread your papers" I don't think I'm...Continue reading.
David Hall
If you were God and you were sending your Son into the world to save the world . . . into what kind of family would you send your chosen Son? Some might expect God to have selected a dazzling father, perhaps a noteworthy religious or civic leader. You might expect the Messiah to be sent to a family...Continue reading.

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