Ordinary by Michael Horton – Book Review

"Ordinary" is an excellent book to read. I would say that its content is a counterbalance to all of the information out there telling us to be "radical" for Jesus. This work alerted me to many blind spots I had with regard to the expectations which are so often placed upon us by popular teachers …

Fight Sin as a Sinless Person – John Piper

I was encouraged and comforted by this teaching lab by John Piper through Desiring God. I recommend that you check out the other online teachings. They will be a blessing and a help to you as you study the Scriptures.

The Ante-Nicene Fathers Had No Eschatological System

Contrary to what you might read on the wide web, the Apostolic and Ante-Nicene Fathers didn't have an organized eschatological system. In fact, they didn't have much Systematic Theology outside Holy Writ, the early Creeds, and the Didache. The Dialogue with Trypho written by Justin Martyr (A.D. 100-165) teaches three main points. #1 - the …

How To Spot a Legalist – Christian Post

I fell into a form of legalism over the last couple of years. It came from a poor exegesis of the Sermon on the Mount and the book of James. It wasn't until a little over a month ago that I realized that I had drunk the Kool-Aid. There are a great many legalists and …

The Twisting of “Faith Alone”

Why faith alone? There are some that struggle with this point concerning the Reformation. In Latin it is "Sola Fide." Like all doctrinal positions of the Reformers, it is often misunderstood. And, come to think of it, the Bible is often misunderstood as well! I have been challenged by some who will throw James 2:24 …

Morning Study – 1 Peter 1:13-16

"13 Therefore guard your minds, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 As obedient children do not conduct yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance. 15 But as He who has called you is holy, so be holy in …