• The Blessings of Common Grace

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  • The One Who Is Speaking

    Luke 17:7–10

    We are creatures, and God alone is the Creator. That fact alone should generate in us a spirit of humility when we come to God in prayer. We are utterly dependent on Him and His grace for all things, and ...Read More

  • The Holy Spirit and Beauty

    Exodus 35:30–35

    One of the ramifications of the Holy Spirit’s enabling people to create beauty is that the church can encourage artists to create beauty for the glory of God. We rightly prize the gifts of teaching and preaching, but we should ...Read More

  • The Docetic Heresy

    2 John 7

    The docetists rejected the true humanity of Christ because of a notion that the physical world is inherently defective. Biblical Christianity affirms something different. Although the creation is presently fallen, God originally made it very good. Thus, there is no ...Read More

  • God’s Love for the World

    John 3:16

    Our culture tends to think that it is a given that God loves the world. However, we know that nothing compels God to love creation. In fact, it would be right for the Lord to have nothing but hatred for ...Read More

  • The Word of Life and Light

    John 1:4–5

    To live and to know any truth at all is to benefit from the work of the Word of God. As Christians, we are blessed to openly acknowledge Jesus as the source of life and truth, but unbelievers benefit from ...Read More

  • Redeemed to Worship

    Exodus 3:18

    Human beings were made to worship God, and they experience true fulfillment only as they live as worshipers of our triune Creator. Worship is not incidental—it is the reason for our existence. As you go to worship this next Lord’s ...Read More

  • God’s Holy People

    <p>Ephesians 1:1</p>

    As is true of the church’s unity, the church’s holiness is an already/not-yet reality. Already the church is holy in position, but we are not yet fully holy in practice. Thus, we are called to pursue personal holiness and to ...Read More

  • Providential Preservation

    Nehemiah 9:6

    Martin Luther writes in his Large Catechism that whatever “is in heaven and upon the earth, is daily given, preserved, and kept for us by God”; thus, “it is our duty to love, praise, and thank Him for it without ...Read More

  • Natural Revelation

    Psalm 19

    Natural revelation is limited in its scope, but that does not mean it fails to achieve its purposes. God reveals Himself in nature so that no one will be able to plead ignorance of His existence on the last day. ...Read More

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