• Faith and the Power of God by Jerry Bridges

    The healing of the demon possessed boy (Matt. 17:14–20) at first glance seems to be only one more in a series of miraculous healings recorded by Matthew. What makes this one unique is Jesus’ emphasis on the role of faith. …Read More

  • Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit by Dennis Johnson

    Jesus’ announcement that blaspheming the Holy Spirit is a sin that will never be forgiven is “hard” for two reasons. First, it seems to contradict Scriptures that tell us Christ’s blood can effect forgiveness for every sin (1 John 1:7, …Read More

  • Cut Off Your Hand, Tear Out Your Eye by Ray Ortlund

    Hard words are not harmful words—when they come from Jesus. This is important to keep in mind when we read:

    If your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better …Read More

  • Eating Flesh, Drinking Blood by Brian Vickers

    Difficult words, no doubt. No less for John’s readers than for Jesus’ hearers. For many that day, it was too much, so they walked away. Just the day before, Jesus fed five thousand people from five loaves of bread and …Read More

  • Hating Family by Thomas Brewer

    The word hate is a strong one. When I was little, my parents had a rule: don’t say, “hate”—at least in most cases. Hate was too full of anger and malice to be used appropriately by a child. The word was …Read More

  • No One Knows by Robert Rothwell

    Is our doctrine of Christ big enough to accommodate a Jesus who is both truly God and truly man? Maybe that seems like an odd question in this context, but it gets to the heart of why many people have …Read More

  • Not One Jot or Tittle by Brandon Crowe

    Matthew 5:17–18 is a key text for interpreting the Sermon on the Mount and the entire gospel of Matthew:

    Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish …Read More

  • Overcoming Pride in Ministry by Eric Watkins

    Few things are more dangerous in the life of the church than prideful leaders. Some of the most difficult issues many churches encounter revolve around men who feel entitled to the office of deacon, elder, or pastor. Most of my …Read More

  • The Perspicuity of Scripture by Burk Parsons

    One of the most important but often most overlooked parts of our order of service at Saint Andrew’s Chapel is the prayer of illumination. In our liturgy, the prayer of illumination is situated between the reading of Scripture and the …Read More

  • What is the Gospel? by Ray Ortlund

    In one sense, the whole Bible is the gospel. Reading it from Genesis to Revelation, we see the vast sweep of God’s wonderful message to mankind. But many people read the whole Bible, and their understandings of the gospel differ …Read More