• The Place of the Law by Guy Waters

    New and improved!” Advertisers emblazon this slogan upon countless products on the shelves of your local grocery store. If you are convinced the product is better, they reason, you will probably want to buy it. After all, who wants the …Read More

  • Encourage Leaders with Faithful Graciousness by Jared Wilson

    It is hard to pin down what is difficult about pastoral ministry for people unfamiliar with it. Many laypeople see their pastor once or twice a week during Lord’s Day worship or a church activity. A few may see him …Read More

  • The Comfort of Jesus’ Prayers by R.C. Sproul

    As an ordained minister, I’ve had experience going to the Scriptures with a number of people in order to help them see what God has to say about many di┬âfferent subjects. Over the years, one of the most common questions …Read More

  • What Is the New Covenant Church? by John Tweeddale

    A churchless Christian is an oxymoron. As John Calvin famously said, echoing the church father Cyprian, “For those to whom God is Father the church may also be Mother.” While the notion of “mother church” may jolt some readers, a …Read More

  • Not a Sales Pitch by Joe Carter

    As I was sitting alone in the cafeteria one afternoon, far from home, overwhelmed and lonely on a campus of twenty thousand coeds, an older student walked up, smiled, and asked if he could join me. He took a seat …Read More

  • Baptizing Them by J.V. Fesko

    I think that when people look at baptism, they have a thin understanding as to why Jesus commanded that we baptize His disciples. Most people likely associate the water with cleansing, which is an accurate connection given the prophet Ezekiel’s …Read More

  • All Nations” and Church Planting by Ed Stetzer

    The Great Commission. Neither the words “great” nor “commission” are in the text, but the descriptor fits. This “authoritative order, charge, or direction” is “unusually large, extreme, and notable” (borrowing phrases from textbook definitions of both words). But why? The …Read More

  • The Great Ordinary Commission by Burk Parsons

    When I teach on the Great Commission, I often begin by asking my students, “What is Jesus’ primary emphasis in the Great Commission?” Typically, most students reply, “evangelism.” I then ask them to read the Great Commission from Matthew 28:18–20, …Read More

  • Preach the Word by Jon Payne

    In the original Table Talk, a collection of informal theological conversations at Martin Luther’s dinner table, the German Reformer gave the following advice to a young minister: “When you are to preach, speak with God and say, ‘Dear Lord God, …Read More

  • The Meaning of Justified Ends by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    What are we supposed to do? Though teleology may be the most neglected of all branches of philosophy, it cannot long be ignored in our daily lives. We need to know what we are for, what the goal is. And …Read More

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