Alistair Begg, the senior pastor of Cleveland’s Parkside Church, was recently speaking on the sufficiency of Christ and Christ alone, to save us. It is not us, in any way, it is Christ alone who saves. Our only contribution is our sin, our unrighteousness. It is Christ and His righteousness alone that saves us. If we … More Alister Begg on the Perfect Sufficiency of Christ
C.S. Lewis on the character of hell. “We must picture Hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives the deadly serious passion of envy, self-importance, and resentment.” The Screwtape Letters(New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., 1980), vii-viii. So if that … More Today’s Question: Are we living in hell?
This is not a political prophecy. It isn’t an economic prophecy. I’m not in the prophecy business, frankly. It’s not a Socialism vs. Capitalism, Democrat vs. Republican, right vs. left, gay vs. straight, or any other grouping of characters or philosophies currently pitted against one another in the tooth-and-claw media narratives that are all the … More The Coming Darkness
Read Psalm 30 Covid-19 and a host of other societal changes has radically changed the world in which we live. As circumstances played out this year, I was deprived of the privilege of preaching Easter Sunday, but for all of us who have trusted in Christ, everyday is an Easter celebration for he has turned … More When God Turns Mourning into Joy
Idea: Consider reading to the sound track of the BLOG. (“Aubre’s Gift” and the black bar to the right of this line.) Sanctifying the Day — A Call to Worship — “Oh come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the Rock of our salvation! Let … More Entering into Rest
“Oh God, give us such preaching. In every church, give us pulpits that have one fear, one desire and through them, shake the foundations of the nation for Your glory. In the name of the Risen One, we ask it. Lord, would You make me one of those men. Amen.”
[Listen to the sound file while you read — two inches to the right of this line on this page, marked “Aubre’s Gift”] Preparing our hearts for Good Friday and Easter The Savior is crowned with thorns. Adapted from the accounts of Mt 27:27-31; Mk 15:16-20; Jn 19:1-7 Jesus is flogged and crowned. The soldiers … More “Behold the Man”
Christ alone is our righteousness.
I’m not selling anything. I am simply the messenger. The message is simple. I am a citizen and ambassador of a Kingdom. My allegiance is to the King of the Kingdom.I currently dwell in another kingdom, the kingdom of this world and have a dual citizenship in the country in which I was born, the … More The King Has an Announcement
Listening to the radio, I heard it again this past week while we were traveling back to Illinois. Over the years, I have heard it from radio preachers, from pastors whose churches I have visited, from conference speakers and it bugs me. And it’s not just pastors. I have heard small group leaders say similar … More Pet Peeve About Preachers (1)