John: Jesus Christ Is God

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Every serious student of the Bible loves a good commentary. No matter how many years you’ve been a Christian, how many times you’ve read through the Bible, how many Sunday School classes you’ve attended or taught, there are still numerous passages that we all need help understanding. That’s where

The Experience That Counts

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Jonathan Edwards’ Religious Affections has long been on the must-read list for many Christian theologians and preachers. Edwards is considered by most to be the greatest theologian that America has produced, and one of his most popular books — Religious Affections — is considered by many to be one of his finest works and

Gospel Eldership

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Eldership in the local church is an important calling and office. Many great books exist on why plural elder leadership is the biblical model, or what the elder is called to be and called to do. However, the resources are nowhere near as abundantly available for raising up, training,

Don’t Fire Your Church Members

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Jonathan Leeman’s new book, Don’t Fire Your Church Members, very well may be my favorite title for a book that I’ve read this year. I was instantly intrigued to read what he was going to say, and what the book was about. And let me tell you, it did not disappoint. About

Who Is Theodore Beza?

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“Theodore Beza was not John Calvin’s clone. But neither was he Calvin’s arch-nemesis. Rather, living in different times than Calvin, Beza stressed the same big view of the sovereign God of the Bible as the only hope for troubled Christians. God’s complete sovereignty over all aspects of a Christian’s

Using and Enjoying Biblical Greek

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Every biblical student going through an undergraduate biblical studies program, and especially a master of divinity program, is familiar with the rigorous demands of taking Biblical Greek. The class terrifies many, excites some, and must be “gotten through” for the majority in order to satisfy their required classes. Though

God’s Glory Alone

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We are quickly approaching the 500-year anniversary of the event that people often date the Reformation back to — Martin Luther’s nailing of his 95 thesis to the doors of Wittenberg. As we approach this anniversary, there are certain to be many books and articles written on the importance

2016 Reading Challenge Update — MAY

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It’s been a great year of reading so far in 2016. As you may remember, I shared back in December that I would be accepting Tim Challies’ 2016 reading challenge for this year. Well, we’re now finished with the first 5 months, and here’s how it’s going … I decided to

Why We Don’t Do Altar Calls

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Just mention the idea of not doing traditional altar calls and you’re bound to get very strong, opinionated responses very quickly. On the one hand, you have those who are adamant that every sermon should end with an invitation to walk the aisle, raise the hand, or stand if

The Songs of Jesus

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The book of Psalms is one of the most beloved sections in all of Scripture for many people. Though we absolutely affirm that ALL of Scripture is inerrant, breathed out by God, and profitable for teaching, reproof, and correction, there are some sections of Scripture that we naturally gravitate to.