• The Second Great Commandment by Phil Johnson

    When some Pharisees put Jesus to the test concerning the greatest of all God’s commandments, He answered with a quotation from Deuteronomy 6:5: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with …Read More

  • Are You Listening? by Tim Dick

    Communication is always a hot topic at management seminars and for consultants that relentlessly try to convince me they can improve our ministry. Having several years of experience in what is known as “cold calling” in a sales-type industry, I …Read More

  • Relying on Christ by Mark Dever

    How can we confess our sins as John tells us to in I John 1:9? Let me make four suggestions: First, know God’s Word; second, know our lives; third, know our sins; fourth, confess our sins. When I am self-righteous …Read More

  • In Word and Deed by Kevin Struyk

    Recently there was a community-wide garage sale at my apartment complex. I love garage sales. It gives me a chance to meet all kinds of people and find great deals on “junk.” But after this past week’s shopping experience, I …Read More

  • Forgiveness: A Mark of a Healthy Church by Joseph Novenson

    Our Lord and Savior expects forgiveness to be constant, not occasional. In Matthew 18:21–22, Peter came to Jesus with a faulty view of employing forgiveness. He suggested merely “seven” acts of forgiveness as the maximum of mercy to be extended. …Read More

  • Love and Its Counterfeit by Mark Dever

    I mentioned some months ago in my article that 2005 was the 450th anniversary of the martyrdom of John Bradford. It also is the 450th anniversary of the martyrdoms of Nicholas Ridley and Hugh Latimer, two bishops in the English …Read More

  • Love One Another by Kaki Cobb

    My husband and I recently celebrated our second wedding anniversary. In the five years that I have known him we have learned, and will continue to learn, a great deal about love. My husband takes the meaning of love so …Read More

  • Hearts Aflame: Reformed Piety by Philip Ryken

    Calvinism is well known and widely respected for its theology. But can we say the same thing about its piety? It is sometimes said that Calvinists do not make very good Christians. According to one critic: “Nothing will foster pride …Read More

  • In the Face of Death by John Sartelle

    I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life” (1 John 5:13). Are you afraid of dying? I have seen some people overcome their …Read More

  • Unquenchable Joy by John Sartelle

    Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know the testing of your faith produces steadfastness” (James 1:2). Was James a masochist? “When you face trials, do it with joy.” Who gets their …Read More

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