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  • The Eternal Priesthood

    from Robert Rothwell Dec 15, 2008 Category: Articles

    When I was sixteen years old I became convinced that I was not going to be around much longer. Now before you jump to the conclusion that I had become obsessed with my own demise, I should give the reason why I did not think I had many more days on this earth. It was not because I thought I was going to die at an early age. The reason that I would be going to heaven had nothing to do with my death. Keep Reading
  • The Way to Godly Living

    from Joel Beeke Dec 14, 2008 Category: Articles

    The way to godly living is surprisingly simple: we are to walk with God in His appointed way (Micah 6:8), diligently using the means of grace and the spiritual disciplines, and waiting upon the Holy Spirit for blessing. Note that godly living involves both discipline and grace. This emphasis upon duty and grace is fundamental to Reformed, experiential ideas about godly living. As John Flavel wrote, "The duty is ours, though the power be God's. A natural man has no power, a gracious man hath some, though not sufficient; and that power he hath depends upon the assisting strength of Christ." Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Ephesians

    from Keith Mathison Dec 13, 2008 Category: Articles

    Ephesians is a profound book, and our own Dr. Sproul has himself written a very helpful introductory level commentary on it titled The Purpose of God. I recommend this volume to anyone who is not familiar with the basic themes of this epistle. In addition to Dr. Sproul's work, the following are five of the most helpful commentaries on the book of Ephesians. Keep Reading
  • Christmas According to the Angels (pt. 3 of 3)

    from R. Fowler White Dec 12, 2008 Category: Articles

    In this final part of our three-part series on Christmas according to the Angels, we contemplate the truth that the birth announcements of the angels celebrated "glory to God" and "peace for man." Consider first that the angels celebrated "glory to God" (Luke 2:14) in their birth announcements for Jesus. In those words, what did the angels tell us but that in Jesus the full weight of "the Godness of God," the perfections and excellencies of God, has been revealed? In Jesus, "all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell" (Col 1:19). In other words, in Jesus, the "beauty of the LORD" (Ps 27:4) has become incarnate. Keep Reading
  • Christmas Shipping Information

    from Karisa Schlehr Dec 11, 2008 Category: Articles

    Friday, December 12, is the last day to use standard (UPS Ground) shipping for online orders. Keep Reading
  • Christmas According to the Angels (pt. 2 of 3)

    from R. Fowler White Dec 11, 2008 Category: Articles

    In our first installment in this series, we learned that the Gospel birth announcements of the angels brought "good news of great joy" to those humbled by sin, suffering, and death. In this our second installment, we focus on two more truths: 1) the birth announcements of the angels were sent to "all the people" (Luke 2:10) and 2) those birth announcements spoke of Jesus' person and work. Let's look more closely at each of these points. Keep Reading
  • Christmas According to the Angels (pt. 1 of 3)

    from R. Fowler White Dec 10, 2008 Category: Articles

    Other than the Holy Spirit, they are the most pivotal players in the drama that we know as the Christmas story; they are the most pivotal players in the accounts God gave us about the birth of Jesus our Lord. Matthew the Evangelist tells us that it was one of them who brought the announcement of the upcoming birth to Joseph. Luke the Evangelist tells us that it was one of them who brought the announcement of the upcoming birth to Mary. And Luke again tells us that it was a host of them who brought the birth announcement to shepherds. Keep Reading
  • A Musical Exploration of the Incarnation

    from Karisa Schlehr Dec 09, 2008 Category: Articles

    The Word Became Flesh is the newest Christmas music release from Ligonier Ministries and is a unique production, exploring the doctrine of the Incarnation. The musical score and text by Dan and Heidi Goeller is wonderfully executed by full orchestra and choir and contains a beautiful balance of familiar hymns and Christmas carols with new choral compositions. The underscored narratives by Dr. R.C. Sproul are adapted from Scripture and are presented in an engaging, dramatic way. Keep Reading
  • An Epic in the Making

    from Gene Edward Veith Dec 09, 2008 Category: Articles

    The theme of this month's Tabletalk is Paradise Lost, which is the title of what most critics would agree is the greatest poem in the English language. John Milton (whose 400th birthday we celebrate today on December 9) was an English puritan revolutionary who helped overthrow King Charles I but whose hopes for a free republic were dashed with the restoration of the monarchy. Narrowly avoiding the death penalty, Milton lost everything. His first marriage was unhappy. After his wife died, he married again, only to have her die in childbirth. He also went blind. In his enforced leisure, Milton, trying to justify the ways of God to himself, turned to Scripture and began an epic meditation on the fall, imagining as no one had done before or since what Eden must have been like, why Satan hates us so, why Eve and Adam ate the fruit, and how the Son of God restores us to a "paradise regained." Keep Reading
  • The Priorities of Preaching

    from Albert Mohler Dec 07, 2008 Category: Articles

    Sometimes it happens that preaching the Word is met with antipathy and resistance. Why? Because "the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword" (Heb. 4:12a). And as the Lord spoke to His prophet Isaiah, "[My Word] will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire" (55:11b). Sometimes this means that God uses the Word to rebuke and correct His people. And it is the preacher who must speak that word and reap the response. Sometimes preachers are ejected and fired. That is simply one of the realities of pulpit ministry. Keep Reading