I recently ran across a helpful resource that approaches the main teachings of Scripture from the perspective of God's promises: Handbook of Bible Promises by Martin Manser and Mike Beaumont. It's something like a systematic theology book with an emphasis on the promises of God. This book is also full of Scripture references which makes… Continue reading A Handbook of Bible Promises
Philip Melanchthon's Loci Communes Theologici (Fundamental Theological Themes) was published early on in the Reformation - in 1521 when Melanchthon was only 24 years old. Melanchthon's Loci is something of a summary of the main Christian themes in Scripture. Martin Luther hailed the Loci more than once and said it should be included in the… Continue reading The Gospel is Sprinkled Throughout Scripture (Melanchthon)
One of John Owen's many volumes is called "The Doctrine of the Saints' Perseverance Explained and Confirmed." As you might guess, it's a great exposition of the "P" In "TULIP." I haven't read it all yet, but so far it's been very helpful and edifying. Below is one section I ran across this morning. It's… Continue reading Gospel Promises and Perseverance (Owen)
Sometimes during a hard and heavy trial there doesn't seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Just when you think the trial may be going away like a storm passing, just when you think the sun might finally be coming out, another dark cloud blows in and the trial is back… Continue reading Good That I Was Afflicted? (Newton)
Quite often waiting is very difficult. In our instant culture, most of the time we don't even like waiting one week for a package to come in the mail; we get impatient if our internet is a tiny bit slower than usual or if our data connection isn't lightning fast. Waiting can be frustrating! When… Continue reading Why Does God Make Us Wait?