• The Baptism of the Spirit

    Acts 11

    Orthodoxy does not deny that many people have had wonderful reviving experiences in their lives. What orthodoxy denies is that these reviving experiences are to be identified with the baptisms of the Spirit recorded in Acts. The Spirit baptizes every ...Read More

  • A Better Age

    Joel 2:28-32

    To call upon the Lord, one commentator has noted, is to trust in Him alone for salvation, evidencing that faith through a commitment to His will and way, not our own. Under the plentiful outpouring of the Spirit, we are ...Read More

  • Breath of Life

    2 timothy 3:16–17

    Dr. R.C. Sproul has said that we would not hesitate to read a letter from God if it were to drop from heaven today. He goes on to say that we have already been given a letter — the ...Read More

  • A Call for God to Remember

    Psalm 106:1–5

    In his sermon “Fine Pleading,” C.H. Spurgeon says, “Everything a sinner gets must come by favor. It cannot come anyway else, for if you get what you deserve, you will get no love, no mercy, no grace.” In and ...Read More

  • Choosing an Apostle

    Acts 1:23–26

    Just as God gave apostles to the early church, He has given elders and deacons to lead His church today. They are not perfect (neither were the apostles), but they fill a divinely appointed office and deserve all honor, obedience, ...Read More

  • Christ Ascended

    Ephesians 4:9-10

    The ascension of Christ makes it possible for people all over the world to commune with Him both in His deity and His humanity. The whole Christ is present to us so that we can benefit from His humanity even ...Read More

  • The Coming of Jesus

    John 14:18–20

    Dr. R.C. Sproul, in his commentary John, notes that the indwelling of Christ in His disciples has ramifications for how we treat other believers. “If we cannot love another person for his or her own sake, we must do ...Read More

  • Conceived in the Womb of the Virgin

    Isaiah 7:14

    J. Gresham Machen argued that the denial of the virgin birth of Jesus is usually a precursor to denying the other supernatural elements of the faith. Though some try to deny the virgin birth and still affirm such supernatural events ...Read More

  • The Cry of the Spirit

    Galatians 4:6–7

    Some Christians have had bad experiences with their parents and find it hard to relate to God as their Father. But while the deeds of our parents influence our understanding of God’s fatherhood, we must always remember that He is ...Read More

  • David’s Return to Jerusalem

    2 Samuel 19:1–23

    David’s loyal supporters were disheartened when the king mourned overtly for the one who had tried to kill him. Though we will likely not face the same kind of trouble that David did, we should likewise be aware that people ...Read More

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