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?
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
As usual, John tells it like it is, and I couldn't agree with him more on this issue.
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
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
As both a Christian and a veteran, I look forward to the time when all war will end. Isaiah foretold that the Messiah, the Lord Jesus, would usher in such a time:NKJ Isaiah 2:4 "He shall judge between the nations, and rebuke many people; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into … Continue reading Veterans Day Remembrance – Every War Has An End
I saw this video over at the Reformed Baptist Fellowship blog, and I couldn't help but post it here as well. I think the readers of this blog will see why.