• Given for Beauty by

    Surely it is significant that the first individuals in Scripture said to be filled with the Holy Spirit were Bezalel and Oholiab (Ex. 31:1–11), craftsmen tasked with executing God’s plans for building and furnishing the tabernacle. Our …

  • Given for Beauty by

    Surely it is significant that the first individuals in Scripture said to be filled with the Holy Spirit were Bezalel and Oholiab (Ex. 31:1–11), craftsmen tasked with executing God’s plans for building and furnishing the tabernacle. Our …

  • He Gave Us Stories by

    Stories—true stories—of the patriarchs, the kings of Israel, Jesus, and his apostles make up a large portion of the Bible. Indeed, stories shape our way of looking at the world, and this is true also of fictional literature …

  • He Gave Us Stories by

    Stories—true stories—of the patriarchs, the kings of Israel, Jesus, and his apostles make up a large portion of the Bible. Indeed, stories shape our way of looking at the world, and this is true also of fictional literature …

  • Chapters 34-35 by

    The Westminster Confession of Faith has, for hundreds of years, served as the doctrinal foundation of the Reformed churches. In this final message, Dr. John Gerstner examines the revised Confession on the Holy Spirit and studies the Gospel of the …

  • Chapters 34-35 by

    The Westminster Confession of Faith has, for hundreds of years, served as the doctrinal foundation of the Reformed churches. In this final message, Dr. John Gerstner examines the revised Confession on the Holy Spirit and studies the Gospel of the …

  • The Sustainer by

    The picture of Jesus on the cross at Calvary is the loneliest portrait of a man in the history of the world. He hung dying, incurring the wrath of His Father as He bore the sins of the world. These …

  • The Spirit of the Lord by

    It is tempting to understand the Spirit as an impersonal force fulfilling the purposes of God mechanically. However, the Scriptures paint a different picture, and they portray the Spirit as anything but impersonal. The third person of the Trinity is …

  • The Sustainer by

    The picture of Jesus on the cross at Calvary is the loneliest portrait of a man in the history of the world. He hung dying, incurring the wrath of His Father as He bore the sins of the world. These …

  • The Spirit of Sonship by

    Children need their parents. Yet, at certain times, this need is heightened. The majority of these cases involve distress and suffering. When Paul speaks about the sons of God crying out to their Father, he has these times in mind …

  • A Heavenly Helper by

    The thought of walking, sitting, and eating with Jesus brings Christians great joy, and His physical absence leaves us longing to be in His presence. As wonderful as this thought and longing is, we should not neglect the truth that …

  • Dwelling Within by

    The temptations endured by Jesus in the wilderness are remarkable accounts of Jesus’ righteous fortitude in the face of the most trying conditions. Having received the approval of the Father and the anointing of the Spirit at His baptism, Jesus …

  • Walking in the Spirit by

    Scripture gives many titles to the Spirit, both explicitly and implicitly. He is our comforter, advocate, and the one who regenerates our hearts and pours life into dust. Yet, there is one title that we pass over simply because of …

  • The Inward Groan by

    All Christians face the tension in their lives between the promise of complete, permanent restoration and the present state of struggle with sin. Yet, it is important to remember that if we were left alone and unaided, then there would …

  • Trinitarian Fellowship by

    Companionship plays a large role in the life of Christians and non-Christians alike. It is wonderful to possess friends and loved ones with whom you can reveal the inner workings of your heart without fear, rejection, and spite. We don …