For the Lord’s Day (456)

His disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking plainly and not using figurative speech!  Now we know that you know all things and do not need anyone to question you.  This is why we believe that you came from God.”  Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe?  Behold, the hour is coming – indeed, it […]

Believers Can’t Stop God from Loving Them

Grace is not like a box of candy that you can send back if you don’t want it.  Grace is divine favor, an attitude of God’s own heart.  We cannot stop Him from loving us if He chooses to do so.  Nor can we stop Him from giving us blessings of salvation: regeneration, justification, adoption, […]

God Loves Us Even in Our Defiance of Him

While we continued defiantly to shake our collective fist at God and blaspheme His name, He allowed the whip to scourge the back of His Son, the thorns to be pressed upon His brow, the nails to be driven into His hands and feet, and the spear to be thrust into His side.  “While we […]

Love for Christ

The life of Christianity consists very much in our love to Christ.  Without love to Christ, we are as much without spiritual life as a carcass when the soul is fled from it is without natural life.  Faith without love to Christ is a dead faith, and a Christian without love to Christ is a […]

On the Lure of Riches

Let the servant of Christ beware of desiring riches.  They are certain cares and uncertain comforts.  Let him pray for the rich and not envy them.  How hardly shall a rich man enter the kingdom of God!  Above all, let him learn to be content with such things as he has.  He only is truly […]

On Our Lord’s Power as a Teacher

Of the matter of our Lord’s public speaking, we may form some conception from the discourses which are recorded in the four gospels.  Their leading features are plain and unmistakable.  The world has never seen anything like them since the gift of speech was given to man.  They often contain deep truths which we have […]