When Uzziah died, the LORD gave the prophet Isaiah a transforming vision of Himself. He saw the LORD high and lifted up, and His glory filled the Temple (Isaiah 6:1). It was the great privilege of Isaiah to tell the people of Judah that, while judgment would come to the nation, God would have mercy, … Continue reading Isaiah and the Holy God
“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it … Continue reading The Divine Design for a Christian Marriage
During the First Great Awakening in American revival history, there was an emphasis on the sinfulness of the human heart. During the 1730’s and 1740’s, ministers of the gospel faithfully proclaimed the need for repentance from religious dead works. One of the most famous sermons of this period was preached by Jonathan Edwards, “Sinners in … Continue reading The Justice and Mercy of God
A Grateful Heart “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:20). If help is needed in a practical way of learning to give thanks, then begin by giving thanks for the following. Give thanks for the food that is enjoyed. Jesus … Continue reading A Medal of Honor – For Jesus Christ
I received a phone call from a friend in Sebastian, Florida. He has been listening to a former prominent Baptist pastor in Tennessee teaching about prophecy. He knows that I hold a historical perspective on the book of the Revelation and wanted to talk about it. As we discussed the various positions on the Revelation … Continue reading What Difference Does It Make?
Dr. David F. Wells was Distinguished Senior Research Professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. In 1993, he published his book, No Place for Truth: Or, Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology? in order to share his alarm about the state of the Confessional Church in the world today. “The disappearance of theology from the life of the … Continue reading Reformed Theology and Its Doctrine
The Bible speaks of several crowns that will be given to Christians as spiritual rewards of service and faithfulness. There is the Crown of Life that will be granted to those who resisted sin and enduring persecution and trial. “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the … Continue reading Four Crowns of Glory for Christians