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Christ was before all things, So Enjoy it!

John 8:58 Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am." It is great for the believer to know that they serve a Christ who has no beginning and will have no end. Boasting in this Christ gives the believer certainty and surety that their Savior is supreme over all things. Christ was before all things. This is hard for the finite mind to understa...

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Siouxlands Presbytery and the Federal Vision

The Aquilla Report has recently posted a brief description of the very serious issues going on in the Siouxlands Presbytery. You can read it here. Please pray that the Lord will intervene and give the men of that Presbytery wisdom and forthrightness to deal with those found guilty, at the committee level, of teaching doctrines contrary to the doctrinal standards of the PCA...

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The Christology of Sacrificial Countdown at the Feast of Tabernacles

The Feast of Tabernacles was that final feast of the year for Israel--six months after they Passover--in which they were to commemorate Israel's dwelling in tents in the wilderness after their redemption from Egypt. They were to remember God's faithfulness in providing for them during the days of their pilgrimage in the desert. Every year until Christ's death, Israel was t...

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Joel Beeke Interview on the Puritans

We recently interviewed Dr. Joel Beeke, President of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, on Christ the Center with regard to his book Meet the Puritans. You can listen to the interview here. There is a special offer around 30 minutes into the interview....

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Abraham and Rahab in James 2

Jerry Bilkes, Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, made the observation that Abraham and Rahab are singled out in James 2--as examples of those who had saving faith--for at least two reasons. First, Abraham was a man and Rahab was a woman. In Christ Jesus, there is neither male nor female. Second, Abraham was a Jew and ...

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May The Lamb Bring This Unity!

John Owen wrote: I confess I would rather, much rather, spend all my time and days in making up and healing the breaches and schisms that are amongst Christians than one hour in justifying our divisions even therein wherein, on the one side, they are capable of a fair defense. But who is sufficient for such an attempt? The closing of differences amongst Christians is like ...

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Enjoy the Truth that is in Christ

John 8:31-32 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, "If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." The believer can boast in the fact that the character of Christ is truth; ...

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May Christ Be Everything To Us

Martin Bucer wrote these passionate words about the great satisfaction that is to be found in the Lord Jesus Christ alone: " . . . Christ our Lord alone is the One who is, gives, and performs for us everything which we can desire for our true advantage, happiness, and honour." " . . . all gain, all enjoyment, all honour apart from Christ is poison and death, but . . . in C...

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Upcoming Conferences

Ligonier Winter Conference (January 22-23, 2010) Desiring God Pastors Conference (February 1-3, 2010) The Nature and Sufficiency of Scripture (Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary - March 9-11) Ligonier West Coast Conference (March 26-27, 2010) Together for the Gospel (April 13-15, 2010) Scottish Reformed Conference (May 8, 2010) Banner of Truth Minister's Confere...

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How does a Believer Enjoy Christ as Creator?

Genesis 1:26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." Colossians 1:13-17 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdo...

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