Should Christians celebrate Christmas?

This was a question that John Piper sought to answer back in December of 2007, and I find myself in essential agreement with his point of view. So, for your own consideration, here is his response:I sympathize with those who want to be rigorously and distinctly Christian, who want to be disentangled from the world … Continue reading Should Christians celebrate Christmas?

Dr. Richard Belcher on the Holy Spirit, Prayer, and Revival

I found two terrific sermons by Dr. Belcher at the Sermon Index website that I highly recommend.Prayer, the Holy Spirit, and Revival Part 1Prayer, the Holy Spirit, and Revival Part 2The first message focuses upon the sovereign role of the Holy Spirit in bringing about revival. The second message focuses upon the role of prayer in … Continue reading Dr. Richard Belcher on the Holy Spirit, Prayer, and Revival

Jesus’ Model Prayer: The Sixth Petition

In this post I am continuing a series on the Lord's Prayer. What follows are my teaching notes on the text in Matthew. I hope the blog's readers will find it helpful. Introduction: Illustration: “In a Frank and Ernest cartoon the two characters are standing before a priest and Frank asks, 'How come opportunity knocks … Continue reading Jesus’ Model Prayer: The Sixth Petition

Jesus’ Model Prayer: The Fifth Petition

In this post I am continuing a series on the Lord's Prayer. What follows are my teaching notes on the text in Matthew. I hope the blog's readers will find it helpful.Introduction: When tempted by Satan, Jesus reminded him that “man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the … Continue reading Jesus’ Model Prayer: The Fifth Petition