I Believe! (Luther)

In 1520 Martin Luther wrote a brief explanation of the Ten Commandments, the Apostles' Creed, and the Lord's Prayer. This explanation came before his catechisms. While I was reading through it this morning, I came across this edifying section where Luther commented on the first part of the Creed, 'I believe in God the Father… Continue reading I Believe! (Luther)

Embracing A New “We” (Linne)

Have you ever heard of or used the term "first family?" I've heard that term used to describe our Christian church family. The body of Christ - the household of God - is the Christian's "first family." Christians are brothers and sisters in the Lord. Sometimes when we take up our cross and follow Jesus,… Continue reading Embracing A New “We” (Linne)

The NT’s Presuppositions about the OT (Beale)

This is a detailed and meticulous manual on how to exegete and interpret NT texts that refer in some way to OT texts/themes/stories: Handbook on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament by G. K. Beale. It's not the easiest or most exciting book out there, but it is full of very helpful information.… Continue reading The NT’s Presuppositions about the OT (Beale)

‘Becoming One Flesh’ = Family

In Genesis 2:23 Adam says the following about the woman that God had just made for him: This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh... (NASB). After Adam's statement, Scripture comments on it: For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and be joined to his wife;… Continue reading ‘Becoming One Flesh’ = Family

Refuge in Christ’s Righteousness (Toplady)

This morning while studying the incomprehensibility of God I found this great hymn by Augustus Toplady. Based on the last stanza, it could be called "Love Incomprehensible." Here it is - it's great devotional reading for the day! 1 From thy supreme tribunal, Lord,Where justice sits severe,I to thy mercy seat appeal,And beg forgiveness there.2… Continue reading Refuge in Christ’s Righteousness (Toplady)