• God’s Love of Beauty

    Exodus 28:2

    There are many ways to encourage the church to better reflect and appreciate divine beauty. Those who plan and lead worship can seek to add elements of beauty to corporate worship services. We can also encourage the Christian artists we ...Read More

  • Peter, a Servant of God

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  • Amen to the Glory of God

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  • The Significance of Peter

    Matthew 16:13–20

    Ephesians 2:20 tells us that the church is built on the foundation of the prophets and Apostles, a reference ultimately to the teaching of these men as given in the Scriptures. We should be thankful to the Lord for figures ...Read More

  • Giving and Withholding Forgiveness

    John 20:23

    James 5:16 exhorts us to confess our sins to one another. While confessing our private sins to others is not required to receive God’s forgiveness, there is benefit in such confession. Others can remind us of God’s promises to forgive ...Read More

  • The Lord’s Supper and Fellowship

    Leviticus 7:11–15

    We do not fellowship over food with our enemies but typically only with our friends and family. Christ invites all who believe in Him to His table. If we have faith in Him alone for salvation, then the eating and ...Read More

  • True Catholicity

    <p>Revelation 7</p>

    Revelation 7 indicates that God’s people will include men and women from every tribe and tongue. The catholic church is the church that is enriched by thinkers from every background who preach the truth of Scripture, not the church that ...Read More

  • The Head of the Church

    <p>Colossians 1:18</p>

    Any church whose leaders are not accountable to other men is a church that is in danger of making someone besides Christ into its head. Good Christian leaders seek accountability to other Christian leaders, so we should be cautious if ...Read More

  • Not by Any of Our Works

    Romans 4:9–12

    Justification is by faith alone. We must be clear on that word alone, for without it we do not have the gospel. If we try to add one work of ours to Christ, then we are accountable to do all ...Read More

  • Justification and Sin

    Romans 4:6–8

    Nothing can change the fact that we have sinned. But what can change is our status before God’s judgment seat. In justification, our sin and guilt are removed and we are covered by Christ’s obedience, enabling God to declare us ...Read More