Every now and then you come across something in your reading that seems to nearly stop you in your tracks and forces you to meditate, almost unconsciously, on the greatness of the truths with which you are presented. When this happens, you know that moving past them too hastily would be an enormous mistake. Such was the case for me when I first read the following words abo...Keep Reading
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In recent years, our society has rapidly embraced what has come to be known as the "cancel culture." If someone has said or done something--at any point in his or her life--that cuts across the grain of the suppose moral rectitude of society, he or she is swiftly excoriated to the point of irremediable social ostracization. An immediate sentence is determined by the masses and pronounced on social media in order to ensure its execution. There is no mercy, no call to repentance, and no hope of restoration...The rashness and widespread nature of the execution is, in part, the thing that makes cancel culture so brutal. The bitter and self-righteous speech of those pronouncing judgment gives the unremitting banter a veneer of justice. This is what makes cancel culture such a powerful weapon; yet, I suggest, a weapon to be avoided by Christians. ...
Paul teaches that Jesus Christ is the source of all godliness. There is no godliness apart from Him. His Person and saving work is the singular and exclusive source of that godliness that God requires and provides. Our God gives what He requires of Himself by coming in the Person of Christ. ...
May we not fall into ritualistic, Christless, and imbalanced approaches to the means of grace in our churches. How we minister the means of grace in the context of public worship is more important than simply professing to be “an ordinary means of grace church.” May the ordinary means of grace be more than a Shibboleth to us....
There is a clear pattern in Scripture of the way in which God uses the praises of His people for their future deliverances and the evangelization of the nations. May we enter into His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise, knowing that our God is enthroned on the praises of His people. We need His deliverance and the watching nations need His salvation....
By restraining wrong opinions about His person and work...
The writer of Hebrews is much loved for well worded one liners. Whoever the human author of this theological masterpiece was we owe him a great deal for coining phrases such as, "We See Jesus," "Jesus, the Captain of our salvation," "Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith," "looking unto Jesus" etc. There is one phrase in particular--found at the beginning of the lett...Keep Reading
The most recent episode of "East of Eden" The Biblical and Systematic Theology of Jonathan Edwards" is now online. The panelists came together to consider Edwards' sermon, "Jesus Christ, the Same Yesterday, Today and Forever." Here is a brief description of the sermon: Originally preached in April 1738, Jonathan Edwards’ sermon “Jesus Christ: The Same Yesterday, To-day...Keep Reading
A friend recently asked me to give what I consider to be the three most heart-stirring volumes on Christ and the Gospel. Anyone who knows me knows that it's impossible for me to stay within such small confines, so instead I want to point you to my top 10 (ok, 11!) volumes on Jesus and His sufferings. While many others could be added to this list (Please don't leave a comme...Keep Reading
John Hendrix, over at Monergism.com, has been consistently chipping away at all of the audio on the Tapes From Scotland website. He has mined the following audio from Eric Alexander preached during his days at St. George's Tron. Old Testament: Genesis Exodus Joshua Nehemiah Job Ecclesiastes Isaiah Daniel Hosea Amos Jonah Micah Zechariah Malachi New Testament...Keep Reading
It is not always easy to distinguish between a rational and a spiritual understanding of Scripture. A man may come to the right interpretation of a portion of Scripture without having saving faith and the inner illumination of the Holy Spirit. He can have knowledge and assent without trust. This is a sobering and sometimes frightening fact with which we are faced. We are c...Keep Reading
In his Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews, John Owen gave consideration to the hermenutical principles underlying the way in which Psalm 2 is cited in the New Testament. Owen suggested that the fact that Psalm 2 is exclusively quoted in regard to its ultimate fulfillment in Christ shows that it was never intended to be about David in any absolute sense--even if there...Keep Reading
Today we began a sermon series on the book of Hebrews at New Covenant PCA. The title of the series is "We See Jesus." In the weeks and months ahead I plan on posting all the audio and video here at Feeding on Christ. You can find current audio and video below: AUDIO AND VIDEO Jesus: God's Final Revelation (Heb. 1:1-3) Jesus: Better Than the Angels (Hebrews 1:4-14)...Keep Reading
Among the abundance of redemptive types that God gave Israel throughout the exodus experience, wilderness pilgrimage and the conquest of Canaan, I find none so fascinating as the Gospel-symbols that God gave them in the wilderness. In addition to the Tabernacle, the sacrificial system and the priesthood, the Lord intervened at specific points in time to bring about super...Keep Reading