Bunyan on Sin, Prayer, the Sabbath, and Heaven

Today while reading through John Bunyan's "Dying Sayings" I found some quotes that I thought our readers might appreciate. Here are a few notes from Bunyan on sin, prayer, the Sabbath, and heaven: Take heed of giving thyself liberty of committing one sin, for that will lead thee to another; till, by an ill custom,… Continue reading Bunyan on Sin, Prayer, the Sabbath, and Heaven

No More Sea? (Rev. 21:1a)

In Revelation 21 John is given a vision of the future: "Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and earth had ceased to exist, and the sea existed no more" (NET). This is one image we're given in Scripture to describe the place where God's people will live… Continue reading No More Sea? (Rev. 21:1a)

No More Tears, No More Reproach (Smith)

 I've been enjoying Gary Smith's Isaiah commentary in the "New American Commentary" series.  I haven't read it all, but so far so good!  This morning when studying Isaiah 25 I was looking at verse 8, which says this: "...he [Yahweh] will swallow up death forever.The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces;he will… Continue reading No More Tears, No More Reproach (Smith)

The New Jerusalem (Bavinck)

One great aspect of being a follower of Jesus is the fact that we have a great inheritance waiting for us in the new creation (1 Pet 1:4-5). The new creation itself will be an amazing place where God's people will no longer have to worry about sin, sickness, evil, death, cancer, kidnapping, rape, divorce,… Continue reading The New Jerusalem (Bavinck)

In But Not Of This World (Epistle to Diognetus)

This is such a great section of the 2nd century Chrisitan letter called "The Epistle to Diognetus".  It is good commentary on the teaching of Christ and his apostles that this present age, this present world, is not our permanent home (John 17; 1 Pet. 1:1, etc.). For Christians are not distinguished from the rest… Continue reading In But Not Of This World (Epistle to Diognetus)