What idols are plaguing the western church today? Tim Keller sat down with Jefferson Bethke way back when to discuss the idols that are most prominent in western churches. You can watch the full video here, or you can just read below to gather Tim’s thoughts. In Keller’s eyes, here are the three biggest idols […]Read more "Tim Keller on The 3 Biggest Idols In Western Churches Today"
In his book, The Works of Jonathan Edwards: Letters and Personal Writings, George S. Claghorn gives us a glimpse of a taste Jonathan Edward’s once had in prayer: Once . . . in divine contemplation and prayer, I had a view that for me was extraordinary, of the glory of the Son of God, as […]Read more "Jonathan Edwards, Prayer, and A Heavenly Experience"
There are many keys to joy, not just one. But let’s talk about one that often gets neglected: thankfulness. Here’s the equation: Thankfulness = Joy. Jesus could have been doing many things the night before he would atone for the sin of the world, but he choose to eat a meal consisting of bread and […]Read more "Thankfulness = Joy"
If you have children, going through the Small Children’s Catechism with them gives them good theology practice at a young age. You can find the Catechism below. 1. Who made you? God 2. What else did God make? God made all things. 3. Why did God make all things? For His own glory. 4. Why […]Read more "Small Children’s Catechism"
There are a myriad of reasons why we should have regular Bible reading time, but let me particularly encourage you to do so with a few verses from the Psalms. “The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the […]Read more "Why Read The Bible?"
Don’t leave it to chance to read the Bible in 2012. Plan to do so. A Bible reading plan is obviously not mandatory, but it is certainly helpful in helping you systematically and consistently read through the Bible to help give you a deeper understanding of God’s Word. Below are several links to choose from […]Read more "Bible Reading Plans"
The key to reading the Bible is to see Jesus in every verse, chapter, and book. The events and characters in the Old Testament are seen as prefiguring Jesus in the New Testament. The theologians call this typology. Below are a list of characters in the Old Testament and how Jesus is greater and better […]Read more "Jesus in The Old Testament"
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28 1. We Know: We don’t guess. We don’t speculate. We don’t wonder. We don’t debate. For those who love God, we know this verse is true. 2. For […]Read more "3 Observations From Romans 8:28"
“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it.” — Joshua 1:8 Memorizing Scripture. . . 1. Makes meditation possible at times when you can’t read your Bible and […]Read more "8 Reasons Why You Should Memorize Scripture"
The following is a story given by Jason and Ron Carlson. I was encouraged by it and would like to share it with you. During a question and answer session at a recent speaking engagement, a university student asked me, “Why do you believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God?” Now this […]Read more "Can We Trust The Bible?"