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  • Jonathan Edwards On “Covenant” (pt. 1)

    from John Gerstner Nov 24, 2008 Category: Articles

    When the term "covenant" is used, the general educated reader needs to be told its religious meaning. The general reader, somewhat literate on matters religious and Christian, will likely think of the "covenant of grace", which he will likely associate generally with Protestantism, and he may know it is especially associated with Calvinism and Puritanism. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Jeremiah

    from Keith Mathison Nov 22, 2008 Category: Articles

    The prophet Jeremiah witnessed the fall of Judah in 586 B.C. Jeremiah's prophecies declare the end of one era and announce the beginning of another. There are a number of quite helpful commentaries on this prophetic book, and the following are five of the best. Keep Reading
  • A Tabletalk interview with Burk Parsons and R.C. Sproul

    from Chris Larson Nov 22, 2008 Category: Articles

    Click here to listen in as Dr. R.C. Sproul and Rev. Burk Parsons discuss Tabletalk magazine. You'll learn about the magazine's origins, how it's put together each month, how readers use the magazine, and some of the upcoming themes and contributors. Keep Reading
  • Mercy for the Impetuous

    from Chris Larson Nov 21, 2008 Category: Articles

    Peter didn't just blow it, he blew it badly. "Though they all fall away...I will never fall away" (Matt. 26:33). Peter's resolution we admire for its confidence and bravery. But it is a statement relying on one's own strength and it is doomed for shipwreck. A few hours go by and we find him alone and weeping (Matt. 26:75). Keep Reading
  • A Man After God’s Own Heart

    from Karisa Schlehr Nov 20, 2008 Category: Articles

    Poet. Warrior. Musician. Shepherd. King. Theologian. Sinner. Few people can be accurately described using all of these adjectives, but we find one such person in the Old Testament -- David. Who was this man? At the utterance of his name, we inevitably think of his illicit relationship with Bathsheba. But is that all there was to his life? Keep Reading
  • Feed My Sheep: A Passionate Plea for Preaching

    from Deborah Finnamore Nov 20, 2008 Category: Articles

    In the Old Testament, God decried the fact that His people were perishing for lack of knowledge about Him. The same seems to be occurring today. There is "sharing," "suggesting," plenty of storytelling, and lots of preaching to "felt needs" in modern pulpits. But the authoritative, expositional opening of the Word of God is becoming scarcer all the time.   Jesus told Peter, "Feed my sheep" (John 21:17). Such is the mission for all Christ's shepherds. But when preaching is neglected, those who have been called to feed the sheep do little more than pet them. Here is encouragement for pastors to persevere in their calling and wisdom to guide congregations in holding their shepherds to the biblical standards. Keep Reading
  • John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine and Doxology

    from Deborah Finnamore Nov 19, 2008 Category: Ligonier Resources

    John Calvin is often reviled as a humorless doctrinarian who preached an austere theology that twisted Scripture. In John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine, and Doxology, Burk Parsons and a cadre of godly pastors and scholars seek to set the record straight in honor of the 500th observance of John Calvin's birth in 1509. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Isaiah

    from Keith Mathison Nov 17, 2008 Category: Articles

    Of all the eighth century prophetic books, none matches the sheer scope of the book of Isaiah. His book covers the common prophetic themes of impending judgment and future restoration, but Isaiah also focuses much attention on the coming messianic King, the servant of God. There are a number of quite helpful commentaries on this prophetic book, and the following are five of the best. Keep Reading
  • Watch the 2008 Together for the Gospel conference online

    from Karisa Schlehr Nov 15, 2008 Category: Articles

    Last spring, 5,500 people attended the second bi-annual Together for the Gospel conference in Louisville, Kentucky. In case you missed it or just need to hear it again, these eight messages and six panel discussions will broadcast at Ligonier.org from Nov. 18-Dec. 5, 2008. Tell your friends and tune in this week. Keep Reading
  • Conquering the World

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Nov 14, 2008 Category: Articles

    Thomas Aquinas was a great gift to the church. He stands among the greatest minds the world has ever known. This doesn't mean, of course, that he did not have his flaws, one of which goes to the heart of his intellectual labors. He saw it as his goal to synthesize the wisdom of Aristotle with the wisdom of the Bible. Now, Aristotle was no intellectual slouch either. That said, Thomas' goal ought to immediately raise flags for us. Even a dummy like me can see: why would anyone want to synthesize the Bible with anything? What does the Bible lack that Aristotle brought to the table? The Bible is sufficient to tell us that the Bible is sufficient. We don't need Aristotle -- or Aquinas -- to remind us that at the end of the day we don't need Aristotle or Aquinas. What we need is the Bible. Keep Reading

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