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Sola Scriptura: A Scripture-Alone Life

          Scripture Over Us (We Submit to Scripture) This is the issue of authority; the foundational issue of the Reformation. The word “submit” here is good, but I think it must be much more than merely submission. “Thus says the Lord:    “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool;…

Sola Gospel

Which is a greater threat to the church—subtraction from the gospel or additions to it? What do I mean? Subtraction would be to take away something. There certainly have been serious subtractions in history. Denying Jesus’ true deity or humanity. Take away from the Incarnation and you don’t have the true gospel. Other subtractions include…

It is All About Him

The saving work of Christ I am going to tell the redemptive story of Jesus from the Psalms. Might his Emmaus Road sermon have sounded something like this? While Jesus was born a human around 6 BC, that was not his beginning. In fact, he had no beginning for he was in eternity past the…

Our God Made Everyone

Our God Made Everyone These are some of the most magnificent words ever composed…. 13   “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. 14   I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.      Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. 15   My frame was…

Psalm 119: The ABCs of Delighting in God’s Word

How Should We Think About/Feel Toward/Respond to God’s Word? Delight (Verses 14, 16, 24, 35, 47, 70, 77, 92, 143, 174) “In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.” (v.14) This is a genuine joy in God that delights in whatever he has said. Love (Verses 47, 48, 97,…

A Song of Faith for Life’s Journeys

1     I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? 2    My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. 3    He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. 4    Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 5   …

God Our Shepherd

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” (Psalm…