In preparation for a sermon series on the church I've been reading Christopher Green's "The Message of the Church." So far I'm very much enjoying it. I just finished reading the part where he comments on Acts 2:42 (They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to… Continue reading The Church Devoted to Prayer (Green)
In the 1930's J. Gresham Machen wrote that belief in the virgin birth "is certainly necessary to Christianity," and also "necessary to the corporate witness of the Church." In the concluding chapter of his excellent scholarly book, The Virgin Birth of Christ, Machen made some great conclusions on his lengthy study of the biblical truth that… Continue reading “God Walked Here Upon The Earth” (Machen)
God is sovereign, and he is providentially in control of everything that comes to pass. He's not surprised when things happen, nor is he unsure of the future, since all things happen according to his plan (Ps. 33.11, Prov. 19.21, Is. 46.10). At the same time, he uses means and instruments to accomplish his purposes… Continue reading God’s Sovereign Providence – and His Means (Horton)
There are some obscure and difficult sections of the Old Testament. One example is Numbers 18-19, where we are given quite a few details about the duties of the priests and the Levites who served the priests. In those chapters we also read about a purification law concerning the defilement that a dead body brings:… Continue reading The Red Heifer Law: What? Why?
I don't listen to too many online sermons. Recently, however, I downloaded a sermon from a popular sermon hosting website since I had a long drive in front of me. I simply downloaded one of the "popular" sermons on a text I was preaching in the future to help me start thinking about it. To… Continue reading Sermons: Writing and Preaching (Kim)