The church, tangibly expressed in local congregations, seeks the joy of all peoples and the fame of the name through the proclamation of the gospel and in loving service to their neighbors.
Principles of interpretation are what stand behind your approach to a text.
We should think more carefully about how we conduct our family affairs, including our fights. We need to think about these issues for the good of our churches, the future of our convention, the joy of all (watching) peoples, and the glory of our King.
God has spoken the verdict of “not guilty” over law-breakers in his realm.
If God’s wrath has not fallen on Jesus at Calvary, then his justice is not satisfied.
Preaching flows from the heart of a man who has seen great things in the Bible, has savored what he has seen, and stands before a people to tell them what he saw
To be sure, repentance is turning from something. But salvation doesn’t come to those who turn from sin towards nothing. Our struggles deman we turn and run to the One who can save and satisfy us completely.
One thing I know I can do in the midst of the complexities and difficulties of the parenting task: I can pray.
Historically, great things happen when churches link arms.
We can critique so often and in such ways that we also hurt the cause.
The intellectual discipline exhibited by Calvin in his early years of study, and consistently displayed in his years of ministry in Geneva, is worth emulating.
Learn from the past, while running to Jesus.
Belief in the gospel is the only way anyone can cross the gospel line and experience eternal life.
In the midst of it all, brothers and sisters, do not forget to follow up with those the Lord has providentially guided to your church on any given Sunday.
The gospel is a message to every discontented heart that says the pathway to contentment is open to all who would come to Jesus in faith.
Eagerly introduce others to the one you love and treasure.
The progress I’ve made in Augustine is minimal, but I would like to offer my current thoughts on reading this intellectual giant.