Historical Proof for the Existence of Jesus (Powell)

 Some of us might have friends, family, or colleagues that reject Christianity.  There are many reasons people reject the Christian faith - that's a huge topic!  One reason (humanly speaking) that people reject Christianity is because they don't believe it has any solid historical basis.  They may view the stories of the Bible as myth… Continue reading Historical Proof for the Existence of Jesus (Powell)

“In Those Dark Hours” (Machen)

  (This is a re-post from September, 2010) In the early 1900s, J. Gresham Machen faced intense spiritual struggles – he was asking some deep questions about Christianity.  There were three people who helped him through it: Francis Patton, Bishop Blougram, and his own dear mother.  Here’s what he said of his mother – how she helped… Continue reading “In Those Dark Hours” (Machen)

Justified Today, Damned Tomorrow? Never! (Sibbes)

 We are weak.  Our faith is often feeble and barely flickering.  We have doubts; despair sometimes is a dark cloud in the Christian life.  "Prone to wander" is an understatement at times!  I appreciate how Richard Sibbes discussed this hard reality in the Christian life.  He met it with the gospel, with the comforting truths… Continue reading Justified Today, Damned Tomorrow? Never! (Sibbes)

Am I A Christian? Doubts and Grace (Brooks)

 One normal but difficult part of the Christian life is when doubts arise and a person wonders whether he or she is truly a Christian.  When Christians struggle with sin, lack strong feelings for the things of God, or find it difficult to pray and read Scripture, doubts creep up.  "Am I really a Christian?"… Continue reading Am I A Christian? Doubts and Grace (Brooks)

Regeneration, Christian Graces, and Assurance of Salvation (Gurnall)

When God sovereignly regenerates a sinner, that person is renewed, reborn, made new.  "...If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come" (2 Cor. 5:17 NASB; c.f. Gal. 6:15).  The person then walks in the newness of life (Rom. 6:4).  This doesn't mean a… Continue reading Regeneration, Christian Graces, and Assurance of Salvation (Gurnall)