Love, Fellowship, and the Church (Stott)

Reading through parts of John Stott's Basic Christianity again is a pleasant exercise. This afternoon I was reading the section Stott wrote about the church. The whole section is too long to share here, but I've put some parts of it below. May it be a source of encouragement and direction for you today! Sin… Continue reading Love, Fellowship, and the Church (Stott)

Free Rest! (Bonar)

Here's a very helpful devotional commentary on many parts of Scripture: Light and Truth by Horatius Bonar. [Bonar was a 19th century Scottish pastor and hymn writer. For example, he wrote "Not What My Hands Have Done"]. Light and Truth isn't a commentary on every passage of Scripture. Instead, it's a devotional sort of commentary… Continue reading Free Rest! (Bonar)

Why Did Jesus Speak Obscurely? (Chrysostom)

Have you ever been reading through the Gospels and found Christ's words somewhat puzzling? I certainly have. To be sure, many of Jesus' words are quite clear and understandable. But he did say things that are more difficult to understand at first glance. A question arises: Why didn't Jesus always and in every circumstance speak,… Continue reading Why Did Jesus Speak Obscurely? (Chrysostom)

Our Last Enemy Already Subdued (Duncan)

This is an awesome part of John "Rabbi" Duncan's sermon on Revelation 1:17-18 (When I saw him I fell down at his feet as though I were dead, but he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid! I am the first and the last, and the one who lives! I was… Continue reading Our Last Enemy Already Subdued (Duncan)

Jesus Our Brother (Phillips)

With a reference to Psalm 22:22, Hebrews 2:11-12 says that Jesus is not ashamed to call God's people "brothers." If you're a follower of Christ, he calls you "brother" or "sister". Here's Hebrews 2:11-12: For indeed he who makes holy and those being made holy all have the same origin, and so he is not… Continue reading Jesus Our Brother (Phillips)