Toward a Proper Understanding of the Lord’s Supper as a Visible Word

Introduction In my own past study of the Lord's Supper, some twenty six years ago now, I spent some time wrestling with John Calvin's understanding of the Lord's Supper, especially as he addressed the matter in his Institutes of the Christian Religion, and it started me thinking in a different way about it than I … Continue reading Toward a Proper Understanding of the Lord’s Supper as a Visible Word

How to Determine Whether a Practice Is Biblical

Given the current cultural milieu, in which pluralism and relativism are becoming ever rampant problems, many Christians and churches struggle with how to apply the Bible to the many issues we face. Indeed, I often hear disagreements about whether or not a particular practice is Biblical, and it seems that a significant part of the … Continue reading How to Determine Whether a Practice Is Biblical

The Church Bible Study Set

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Fasting for the Glory of God (Matthew 6:16-18 Teaching Outline)

Introduction: As we approach this text, it is good to remember the preceding context. Earlier in this passage, our Lord Jesus warned us against hypocrisy in giving and called upon us to be concerned about giving for the glory of God rather than men (6:1-4). Then He warned us against hypocrisy in praying and called … Continue reading Fasting for the Glory of God (Matthew 6:16-18 Teaching Outline)

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