The Law as a Rule of Life

As long as I can remember I have resonated with the teaching that the law of God is a guide of gratitude for the Christian's life.  I've always liked how the Heidelberg Catechism says that obeying the law is a Christian's way of saying "thanks" to God for salvation by grace alone through faith alone… Continue reading The Law as a Rule of Life

Wonder, Love, and Praise (Simeon)

 I appreciated this commentary and application by Charles Simeon as he discussed the story of the fiery snakes in Numbers 21 - the story Jesus referred to in his discussion with Nicodemus (John 3:14-15): O how are we indebted to God for the light of his blessed Gospel! Little did the Israelites know what a… Continue reading Wonder, Love, and Praise (Simeon)

If A Man Attempt To Blend Them Together…

I've been enjoying Charles Simeon's commentary on Galatians.  Here's part of his exposition of Galatians 4:8-11: Men, by nature, are born under the law: and they invariably look to their obedience to the law as the ground of their hope towards God. But, as it is impossible for fallen man ever to render to the… Continue reading If A Man Attempt To Blend Them Together…

Expositional Preaching: A Review

 Expositional Preaching by David Helm is a small booklet that explains expository preaching in brief, simple, and clear terms. Motivated by the ministry of Charles Simeon, Helm’s goal in this booklet is to convince readers that the preacher is “duty-bound to the text” of Scripture.  As Simeon also noted, Helm says the preacher should bring… Continue reading Expositional Preaching: A Review