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The Death of Jesus, An Act of Worship

Dr. C.N. Willborn recently pointed out this very powerful meditation by James Henley Thornwell on how the death of Jesus was an act of supreme worship. Thornwell explained: The moral grandeur of the death of Jesus is not a  little enhanced when it is apprehended in its distinctive character as an act of worship. If we consider it exclusively in the light of a judicial s...

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Dr. John H. Skilton's Funeral Sermon For Rena VanTil--Wife of Cornelius VanTil

Many of the readers of this blog will know something of my gratitude to God for having grown up around Dr. John H. Skilton and Dr. Cornelius VanTil. Drs. Skilton and VanTil were best friends, who, after the death of Dr. VanTil's wife, Rena, labored together in evangelistic and mercy ministry work in the Vietnamese section of Philadelphia--among other places. I was going t...

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The Person, Work and Reward of the Redeemer

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of delivering a lecture at the Rhymes Reformation Conference here in Savannah, GA. I was asked to speak on the subject of Redemption Appointed. Knowing that the greatest teaching in Scripture on this subject comes from our Lord Jesus' own testimony concerning His inter-Trinitarian relationship with His Father and the Holy Spirit, I s...

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John Piper’s 10 Reasons Why Romans 7:14-25 Is About The Christian’s Experience

One of the most widely debated portions of Scripture in the history of biblical interpretation is, no doubt, that portion of Romans 7 in which Paul speaks of what has been commonly called "indwelling sin" in the life of a believer (Rom. 7:14-25). Many commentators have suggested, in light of what Paul said in chapter 6 and what he says in chapter 8, that Romans 7 cannot be...

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