These were ordinary women. Much like us, they probably didn’t feel like they had particularly extraordinary lives.
A poem in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
We should see orthodoxy as beautiful because it is bigger than us. It came before us and will be there after we’re gone.
Tell me that God’s love doesn’t demand the willingness to lose everything and, in fact, does take quite a lot.
The testimony of the Bible from beginning to end says that laziness is wicked. But we don’t often look at it that way.
Left without a challenger, pride makes us into self-exalters who forget that we are here to magnify God and not ourselves.
FTC.co asks Dr. Jason K. Allen, President of Midwestern Seminary and Spurgeon College, "Why should pastors consider reading biographies?"
He doesn’t need our help. And he doesn’t need our permission.
These were not token women. They were essential participants in the fulfillment of God’s promises to Abraham and David.
May a new generation continue to follow Packer to make new discoveries like his of their own.
It is vital that you and I rightly discern and evaluate Satan. He is not to be trifled with nor buffooned, but in Christ, his back was utterly broken on Calvary’s hill.
All the fullness of God was pleased to dwell in a baby who couldn’t speak.
Show me a man or woman seeking the kingdom, and I will show you a man whom God supplies.
You cannot have a high view of Christ and a low view of the church at the same time.
Sin doesn’t make you more real. Sin makes you more dead.
Have you ever wondered at the fact that you wake up believing in Christ?
If the festivities of Christmas are proving too weak an antidote for what ails you, I want to help you for a moment look beyond the wrapping to the Gift
You cannot gain victory over temptation fighting the wrong battles.
No, Biblical Theology is not just theology that is biblical.
To grumble is to leak darkness when we were made to shine.
The good news is that Christ's death and resurrection set in motion a righting of the wrongs in this world.
Just as the Sherpa comes alongside his clients and helps organize, direct, assemble, and lead, the theological educator does the same for students.
How often has God told us in the Scriptures that he is good, but we choose our own golden calf?
The first thing you see may be the breaker box. Or boxes of church maintenance supplies. I’m always struck by the snow shovel leaning against the wall.
FTC.co asks Don Whitney, Professor of Biblical Spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, "What is the impact of neglecting the spiritual disciplines?"
While we may not feel the impact of silence for generations and to one day hear the news of the Messiah being born, we do have the promise of Jesus’ presence.
In valuing Christ we devalue all else for this object of our love, the treasure.
Death marks not the end, but the beginning for the believer.
The special value of General Revelation is that it calls the believer simultaneously to praise God and proclaim God.
His standards are the robes of Christ’s righteousness—they literally cannot be higher.
I’ve been told that becoming an older man guarantees more aches and pains. I hope it also means more hopeful discipling, and more earnest prayer. May the Lord help me.
The Bible reveals that while we are fixated on what we don’t have, God’s focus is on what we are becoming for the sake of His purpose.
The doctrines of systematic theology do not replace or stand over the Bible; rather, they provide definitions and summaries of certain key terms and themes that we encounter in the biblical story.
The flesh may counterfeit Spirit-fruit. But it cannot produce genuine fruit.
In a world of self-justifiers and wannabe gods, the idea of God’s wrath will always be the first domino the devil tries to topple.
When teaching or reading Genesis 1, we should focus on the sovereignty of God in creation and how important mankind is to him and to the flourishing of the world.
Luther was God’s wrecking ball. He was God’s appointed servant for such a time as the Protestant Reformation.
On Halloween night 1998 I threw a party in my apartment. I had girls, booze, weed, and cocaine. On that Halloween night, I was geared up for what I expected to be a good time. But my friend Dave didn’t respond like I expected he would.
When others hear the gospel from your lips, they hear it not from one who can leap over buildings in a single bound but from one who needs grace for the next breath.
When we “accept” Jesus into our life, we give him a seat at the table. But this is not how Jesus operates.
True wisdom—biblical wisdom—is not limited to the intellect.
Where does the wayward mind truly go when it comes time to pray? It’s hard to say.
All our longing for God-likeness is only wrong when we strive for it in and of ourselves.
The letter to the Galatians reminds us that the faith that saved us is the faith we still walk by and the Spirit that regenerated us is the Spirit that grows holiness within us.
While the attributes of God’s wrath and God’s love may seem to clash to our spiritual ears, they were in perfect harmony in Jesus’ death on the cross.
Many would rather live it up now and use the party they create out of their life as a sedative numbing them to the certainty of what lies ahead in death.
When you hear of new appeals for tolerance of sinful behavior in the churches, remember that this is not a nascent problem, but the old Corinthian problem revived.
I am transformed from a person who balks at King David’s selfishness and short-sightedness into a person who bawls alongside of him.
If the Lord who counts every star came down from heaven to die in your place when you were his enemy, is it likely that he has forgotten you?
Just as we appreciate the skill of a spectacular soloist, or an elite athlete, or simply a brilliant coworker, we can appreciate the work of an artist.