Nov 29, 2020
Scripture Reading: John 3:31-36
"To an age which has unashamedly sold itself to the gods of greed, pride, sex, and self-will, the Church mumbles on about God's kindness, but says virtually nothing about His judgment" (J. I. Packer, Knowing God, 148).
The Bible has much to say about God's wrath about rebellion against...
Nov 22, 2020
Scripture Reading: John 3:22-36
John paints two portraits in this section of his gospel. Both are wonderful, but one is more wondrous. One portrait is an example to follow and the other portrait is a witness of divinity which we may not and cannot possess.
What we see here is a sterling example of humility. John the...
Nov 15, 2020
Scripture Reading: John 3:17-21
Following John 3:16, we have something of an expansion of the purpose and results of the coming of Jesus. First, we have a statement of the grand purpose for which Jesus came, followed by some insight as to why people either receive or reject Christ.
John 3:17 says that God sent His Son...
Nov 8, 2020
Scripture Reading: John 3:16-21
The most beloved and memorized verse in the Bible is John 3:16. In this wondrous sentence we have a summary of God’s glorious plan for securing a people for Himself for all eternity. Considering who God is and who we are, the actions of the Almighty on our behalf in this verse are...
Nov 1, 2020
presidents and persecutions
Two major subjects converge this Sunday, both with global significance and both governed by a sovereign God. The first is the impending presidential election and the second is the persecuted church around the world.
There are many clear Biblical texts that say that when a...