The Sweet Words of Jesus (Machen)

In the early part of 1935, J. Gresham Machen gave a series of radio addresses on the deity of Christ. The manuscripts of these addresses have been published in a book called The Person of Jesus. It's an excellent book - and that's an understatement! The Person of Jesus is a great blend of biblical… Continue reading The Sweet Words of Jesus (Machen)

On the First Day of The Week… (Vos)

There are various biblical reasons why Christians gather together on the first day of the week to worship Christ the risen king. One of the better reasons is a redemptive historical one. What does that mean? Geerhardus Vos explained this well in the section of his book Biblical Theology where he talks about the sabbath.… Continue reading On the First Day of The Week… (Vos)

Toil, Labor, and the Christian Life (Boston)

 There are many texts and stories in the Bible which tell us that the Christian life is sometimes a kind of labor or toil.  For example, the young Thessalonian church was known for its toil of love (1 Thes. 1:3).  Paul has to remind the Corinthian church that their labor was not in vain (1… Continue reading Toil, Labor, and the Christian Life (Boston)

Sabbath: The First Day of the Week

Why has the Christian church historically called Sunday “the Lord’s Day” or “The Christian Sabbath?”  Why do we meet for worship on the first day of the week, and rest on it?  William Ames explains this well in his Marrow of Theology (II.XV.27-29): “Divine not human authority has now changed the last day of the… Continue reading Sabbath: The First Day of the Week

The 7th Day Sabbath: Buried in Christ’s Grave

I’ve been reading through Joseph Pipa’s helpful book, The Lord’s Day, and I ran across this amazing quote by Geerhardus Vos.  I’ve read it before, but I forgot its depth.  While there are a handful of biblical arguments against a Christian seventh day Sabbath, I believe the argument from redemptive history is one of the… Continue reading The 7th Day Sabbath: Buried in Christ’s Grave