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  • Acquainted with Death by Peter Leithart

    Many today boast of near-death experiences. I do not. I have never had a near-death experience. But I am not intimidated by those who have, because I can boast, too. I have never been near death, but I have died …Read More

  • The Agonizing Prayer by Jerry Bridges

    Isaiah wrote prophetically of Jesus that He was “a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief” (Isa. 53:3). Though those words were descriptive of His entire life, we see them coming to a climax in the garden of Gethsemane where Jesus …Read More

  • The Allurement of Christ by Nicholas Batzig

    Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him” (1 John 2:15). Thomas Chalmers’ sermon “The Expulsive Power of a New Affection” has proven …Read More

  • The Ark of the Covenant by Nicholas Batzig

    It seems that every year a new children’s story Bible comes out. The captivating artwork often makes the biblical stories come alive. There is one picture in a particular story Bi ble our family has that my two-and-a-half-year-old, Elijah, loves …Read More

  • The Author of Faith by Sinclair Ferguson

    My last contact with the late Professor John Murray — to whose writings and influence I, like many others, owe a lasting debt — was particularly memorable for me, partly because I asked him a question to which he gave …Read More

  • Boasting in His Shame by John Sartelle

    But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Gal. 6:14). This was an absurd statement in Paul’s world. The cross was an instrument of execution used by the government. The cross …Read More

  • Brought Near by His Blood by Anthony Carter

    Men are prone to forget those things that women seem to hold most dear. Many husbands even have forgotten the date of an anniversary or birthday. Most of them have experienced the wrath of their wives’ glance when in polite …Read More

  • Christ Forsaken by Joel Beeke

    Ay, ay, d’ye know what it was—dying on the cross, forsaken by His Father—d’ye know what it was?… It was damnation—and damnation taken lovingly.”      — John “Rabbi” Duncan (1796–1870) “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud …Read More

  • Christmas According to the Angels (Part 1 of 3) by R. Fowler White

    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. …Read More

  • Christmas According to the Angels (Part 2 of 3) by R. Fowler White

    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 …Read More

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