The Benefits of Hiding God’s Word in Our Hearts

In volume six of his Works, Thomas Manton has a series of sermons on Psalm 119. This is great devotional literature. Each sermon is around nine pages long. These sermons are outlined well so it's easy to follow along. Yesterday I read Manton's sermon on Psalm 119:11 (In my heart I store up your words,┬áso… Continue reading The Benefits of Hiding God’s Word in Our Hearts

Dusty Bibles and the Early Church (Chrysostom)

I'm sure most of us have heard the criticism that some Christians have Bibles that are dusty. That is, too often Christians simply don't read their Bibles so their Bibles get dusty, so to speak. We're not the only generation of Christians that haven't read our Bibles as we should. One well-known preacher in the… Continue reading Dusty Bibles and the Early Church (Chrysostom)

Scripture Says, God Says (Warfield)

One thing that has been in my mind lately is how the NT authors and Christians in the early church viewed the OT. Suffice it to say that since they learned from Jesus, the NT authors and early Christians had a deep and profound respect for the Scripture (the OT). They viewed it as God's… Continue reading Scripture Says, God Says (Warfield)

The Clarity of Scripture (Bavinck)

I appreciate Herman Bavinck's explanation and discussion of the perspecuity (clarity) of Scripture. He talks about this topic on pages 475-481 in his first volume of Reformed Dogmatics. Here's a paragraph I marked up quite a bit. I thought Reformed readers would appreciate it as well: The doctrine of the perspicuity of Holy Scripture has… Continue reading The Clarity of Scripture (Bavinck)

Bible Roulette (Willard)

Although I'm a Christian who is Reformed by conviction, I've been very blessed in many ways by Christian resources that are not Reformed. From C.S. Lewis to Blaise Pascal to Dietrich Bonhoeffer (and others!), I've always enjoyed and appreciated books from other Christian perspectives. I certainly don't (and won't!) limit my reading to "Reformed-only" books.… Continue reading Bible Roulette (Willard)