A robust understanding of the sinfulness of the human heart leads to a right understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Singing truths about your Lord Jesus Christ puts you in a vulnerable position.
Our minds could never rummage through to the ends of grace.
We are accepted by God upon being found in Christ, with no exceptions, no strings attached, and no catch.
In His life, on the cross, and in His resurrection, Christ labored to accomplish salvation for spiritual sluggards like us.
God was mercifully insensitive to our feelings and desires at the cross.
For many Christians it seems that prayer is one of the most difficult disciplines to maintain.
God doesn't just embrace us when we succeed and get it right. God doesn't love us more when we do really well at obeying.
Jacob failed his daughter, his wives, his sons, himself, and God; but God did not fail Jacob
The pastor stands behind the Word as if he is simply a server delivering food.
Christian, God is not angry with you.
There is something powerful about having the profound glories of almighty God brought to bear in a palpable way.
There are great opportunities for thought and care for the little things in how your sanctuary is set up.
Let us not be deceived by the false sense of security that comes with mere religious activity.
He died to live, and to live so that other dead people could come alive.
In our preaching, let us find ourselves winded by the pace at which we get to Christ.
We aren't preaching abstract thoughts.
Pastor if your church music is missing the mark theologically, you not only have the authority to do something about it, you have the responsibility to do so.
Leaders, trade in the tricks of the trade for the all-powerful, all-surpassing glory of Jesus Christ in the gospel.
Scripture testifies to the stark reality that the heart of man is the problem of man.
The promise of the gospel is not that man will remember you, but that God knows you.
What is this "living water" Jesus offers to us? It is Jesus himself. Jesus offers us Jesus.
The book of Judges sounds off about the gospel more loudly than the trumpets of all Gideon’s men.
The greatest spiritual blessing that God gives in Christ is God Himself.
What if our perceived problem in worship is not the congregation's problem after all? What if the problem lies within the music itself?
There is no price we can pay to remove the stain of our sin and guilt. Favor with God is something that is only given.
Psalm 23 has a lot to say about Christ's tender, loving care for us. But the psalm isn't primarily about the sheep; it is about the exaltation of the Shepherd.
Surely this is one of the most loving warnings Christ gave - to warn us of the way of destruction.
There is no nobler task than to deliver good news to weary souls week-in and week-out.
Take heart, we have a God on the throne who sends us rain from dark rain clouds to make us grow.
God became a man to save mankind, a lowly vile creature stained with sin and marked by rebellion.
To be in the covenant of grace is to be secure in the love of God; it is to be tied to Christ - unchanging, unfading, never failing.
Man is never more free than when he is a prisoner of Christ. May Christ bind us up to Himself with no wiggle rim.
What a joy to sing that Jesus sought us out while we were strangers to the fold of God!
The cross of Jesus Christ is the central theme of Christian worship, for without it, there is no worship.
While we have done many injustices, a just cause was heard at the cross. It was there that God was both the just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
For Paul, having Christ as his credential was something that could not be improved upon by any other accomplishment. For Paul and for us - Christ is enough.
There is endless comfort and joy here.
God delights to work through weak vessels that are small in the world’s eyes.
While the way of bargains and compromises might very well be the way in which most humans relate to each other, it is not the way that God relates with humanity. God is not a bargainer; He reconciles. God does not offer deals; he offers sovereign grace.
As beautiful as the temple was, it was but a shadow of the magnificence of Christ.