A Principle Concerning When Not to Share the Truth (Matthew 7:6)

Introduction: In this post I am going to attempt to tackle a difficult saying of our Lord Jesus, one that has often been misunderstood but which contains a crucial teaching that we must all learn to heed. This teaching comes in the form of a principle stated by means of metaphor, a principle which offers … Continue reading A Principle Concerning When Not to Share the Truth (Matthew 7:6)

The Importance of Proper Judging (Matthew 7:1-5)

Introduction: In the following illustration Kent Hughes relates the “experience of a certain young bachelor”: Every time he brought a prospective wife home, his mother criticized her unmercifully. The young man was at his wits end when a friend offered this advice: “Find someone like your mother.” So he looked and looked until he found … Continue reading The Importance of Proper Judging (Matthew 7:1-5)

Biblical Reflections on the Problem of Evil

Introduction The "problem of evil" has been an issue that has been encountered by every single human being that has ever lived in this world. Whether it is viewed as a philosophical problem or an experiential one, it is faced by us all. Here is a summary of the basic philosophical problem, which, as I … Continue reading Biblical Reflections on the Problem of Evil

Family Worship: Some Practical Guidelines

Having considered the decline of family worship, as well as some biblical principles and positive benefits to support its practice, I'd now like to offer several basic guidelines that should govern our thinking and practice as we endeavor to implement family worship in our homes. Be consistent and persistent To achieve consistency, we need to … Continue reading Family Worship: Some Practical Guidelines

How the Lord Shepherded Me Through My Wife’s Battle With Ovarian Cancer (Reposted – 10 Year Anniversary)

In celebration of my wife's tenth full year of being cancer free, I am posting again the article I wrote about how God saw us through that difficult trial. Of course, the focus here is on my own struggle as her husband, but the article communicates a theology of God's sovereignty over suffering and trials that … Continue reading How the Lord Shepherded Me Through My Wife’s Battle With Ovarian Cancer (Reposted – 10 Year Anniversary)

The Narrow Way (Matthew 7:13-14 Teaching Outline)

Introduction: As I studied this passage, I was reminded of a famous poem by Robert Frost: Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took … Continue reading The Narrow Way (Matthew 7:13-14 Teaching Outline)

Matthew 7:12 – The “Golden Rule” as Uniquely Taught by Jesus (Teaching Outline)

Introduction: Advocates of “religious tolerance” – or as more accurately termed, advocates of religious relativism or religious pluralism – often cite the Golden Rule as an example of how all religions are essentially teaching the same thing. Of course, it is common knowledge that there are actually a number of ancient religions or ancient philosophers … Continue reading Matthew 7:12 – The “Golden Rule” as Uniquely Taught by Jesus (Teaching Outline)

Charles Spurgeon’s Verse Expositions Available For Free

Charles Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible are available for purchase in book form here (3 Volumes). However, they are also freely available online at StudyLight.org, as well as in the form a an e-Sword commentary module. Here is the description of the e-Sword module given by the folks at BibleSupport.com: About Spurgeon’s Expositions of the … Continue reading Charles Spurgeon’s Verse Expositions Available For Free

Mark 10:17-22 – Jesus and the Rich Young Ruler (Teaching Outline)

Introduction: In his commentary on the Gospel of Mark, Kent Hughes relates the following account: Amy Carmichael … described in her famous book Things as They Are sitting with a Hindu queen in her palace as the queen revealed her spiritual hunger. As the conversation developed, she kept pushing Miss Carmichael regarding what was necessary … Continue reading Mark 10:17-22 – Jesus and the Rich Young Ruler (Teaching Outline)