Receiving is difficult. Being given something affects us differently than being the giver. Receiving something is harder than earning it, especially for driven people.
Jesus is no talisman. Crucify "Jesus as key to your personal achievement" and he will stay dead. But the real Jesus achieves a victory greater and far superior to any wish-dream of any man.
If spiritually dry Boston and New England can receive such a shaking of God . . .
Union with Christ is an abiding reality.
Moses would not make a good postmodern. The notion of “things that are revealed” is so certain, so objective, so confident sounding. Yet, Moses doesn’t shy away from the idea that God has given His people revealed things—truths about Himself, truths about man, truths about the world. And all these belong to God’s people.
“No,” she pulls a blanket up over her head. I know you want to hide, I want to say. Confession makes us feel naked even with all of the weight of hiding on top of us. I know where she is, but I ask for her to show herself anyway. Coming face to face with the one you’re confessing to is important. I know it from the garden. I…
If nothing can separate us from the love of Christ, what then?
Do you understand productivity in the right way? Is your approach to "getting things done" rooted in the gospel and its implications?
When Martyn Lloyd-Jones says that people still will come to hear preaching in our contemporary culture, he adds two qualifications . . .
Calvin so believed in the importance of the everyday activities of Christian life and mission that he had a strange but telling practice in Geneva . . .