A robust understanding of the sinfulness of the human heart leads to a right understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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.
Christian, God is not angry with you.
In our preaching, let us find ourselves winded by the pace at which we get to Christ.
We aren't preaching abstract thoughts.
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?
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.
There is no nobler task than to deliver good news to weary souls week-in and week-out.
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.