The Wall Between You and God’s Will

The apostle Paul says of God, “How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways. For who has known the mind of the Lord?” A couple verses later, he says, “You may discern what is the will of God.” He says, It is impossible to grasp or un…

Do Paul’s Missions Leave Us with a Geographic Pattern to Follow?

Paul’s missionary journeys do not mandate how we should do missions today, but we can certainly learn from the methods he used.Listen Now

The Responsibility of the Church in the New Age

by J. Gresham MachenThe following is a short excerpt from Machen’s essay, “The Responsibility of the Church in Our New Age.” This remarkably relevant work originally appeared in Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science in 1933. Yo…

One Great Difference Between A Covenantal Piety And The American Conversionist Alternative

Make no mistake. No one comes to new life and true faith apart from the sovereign, gracious, mysterious, wonderful work of the Holy Spirit. The same Spirit who hovered over the face of the deep (Gen 1:2) also gives new life to dead (Eph 2:1–4) si…

Psalm 1:4–6: The Way of the Wicked Will Perish

When you see horrendous crimes committed without adequate justice served, remember, the wicked will perish before the judgment of God.Watch Now

Private and Personal or Public and Ecclesial? (Nick Batzig)

God calls His people to be truth-loving and truth-speaking people–which is why it’s disheartening to see many self-professed Calvinistic and Reformed ministers downplay doctrinal teaching, preaching and transparency. Many years ago, a pastor of an Eva…

Psalm 1:4–6: The Way of the Wicked Will Perish

When you see horrendous crimes committed without adequate justice served, remember, the wicked will perish before the judgment of God.Watch Now

Why John Piper’s “Shells” Illustration Transformed a Generation

If you were one of the 40,000 students at the Passion One Day conference in Memphis, Tennessee back in May 2000, just one little word may well have changed your life. You know the word, don’t you? Shells. Yes, shells. Seashells. It was the most memorable illustration and the most powerful sermon from one of the most influential Christian leaders of our time. And it is the subject of this second entry in the Great Sermons Series. (Click here for the first entry in …

A Pastor’s Reflections: Pray before you Study

One of the casualties of the modern theological curriculum is the division of the different theological disciplines. In the nineteenth-century theologians created the fourfold division of theology: biblical studies, church history, theology, and practi…

A La Carte (April 24)

Today’s Kindle deals include some pretty good deals on books newer and older—from the Puritans to today. (Also, you can get a free copy of Jared Wilson’s Gospel Wakefulness if you visit Crossway’s site.) Westminster Books has deals on Sinclair Ferguson’s excellent book The Whole Christ (and the DVD series and other associated material). (Yesterday on the blog: The Next Frontier in Pornography) Toronto Van Attack Please pray for the city of Toronto after a horrific attack yesterday in which …