• God’s Will and His Mercy

    Romans 9:17-18

    John Calvin writes that we may not look for any cause of election other than God’s will: “We ought particularly to notice these words to whom he wills, and, whom he wills: beyond this he allows us not to proceed.” ...Read More

  • God’s Will and the External Call

    Acts 6:1–7

    No matter our vocation, we should expect some kind of external confirmation that the vocation we desire is actually for us. Furthermore, we should be honest with friends and family regarding their vocations. We do not serve people well when ...Read More

  • God’s Word in the Heart

    Psalm 119:9–16

    When we have the Word of God hidden in our hearts, we are equipped to resist temptation because we are better able to discern what is truly good from that which is not good or edifying. We also acquire the ...Read More

  • Guidance in Worship

    Romans 1:18–23

    Over the past few decades, we have seen many silly and irreverent things introduced into worship in order to draw a crowd and keep people entertained. To do such things, however, is to play with fire. We must follow God’s ...Read More

  • Hearing the Louder Voice

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  • Hermeneutics

    2 Timothy 2:15

    If we ignore the intent of the author, the Bible can mean whatever we want it to mean. Divisions in the church, cultic groups, radical subjectivism, and our own Scripture-twisting all attest to this. When studying the Bible, investigate Bible ...Read More

  • How God Creates and Sustains Our Faith

    Romans 10:17

    Without the proper diet, our bodies will be weak and sickly. The same is true of our faith. If we do not nourish it regularly, we will be tossed about by every wind of doubt, and we will fall into ...Read More

  • The Inspired Sword

    2 Timothy 3:16–17

    We should be suspicious anytime we find a professed Christian teacher who is reluctant to affirm that the Bible is itself the very Word of God. This is how Scripture presents itself, and we have no right to have a ...Read More

  • Interpreting the Bible Literally

    Ecclesiastes 8:1b

    If we do not read the Bible according to the literary conventions that are appropriate for the various literary styles that it is using, we will go far astray. The plainest meaning of a passage, which we derive from reading ...Read More

  • Jesus and Authority

    Luke 10:25–37

    In John 13:20, Jesus tells His apostles that whoever receives them receives Him. We cannot separate our reception of Jesus as Lord with our reception of His apostles and the Bible that He has given us through them. If we ...Read More

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