Monthly Archives: February 2011

The merciful One…

Yahweh is the merciful One (Exodus 34). Jesus is Yahweh in the flesh. He embodies mercy. Advertisements

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Propitiation

Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.–Hebrews 2:17

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Communion Meditation: Hungering and Thirsting after Righteousness

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness…to be hungry for righteousness is to longing after those things that produce righteousness. God calls us to eat and drink with Him, because He knows what we need. We hunger for … Continue reading

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Exhortation: Challenging the Wisdom of this World

Grace, Mercy, and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. One of our great projects as a new creation, a new society in Jesus Christ is to shame the wise and the strong of this … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the disappearance of the family table…

Whatever happened to the family table? Why are families no longer eating together? Why are sons allowed to take their dinners to their rooms without consulting dad and mom? This is a terrible trend. It is my unscientific conclusion that … Continue reading

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The Problem with Husbandry

The problem with husbandry is that we are called to be humble; and that word tends to condemn us quite often. Abstractly, humility is quite beautiful, but when our wives correct our grammar than the abstractness vanishes. But this is … Continue reading

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Leithart on rods of measuring…

Peter Leithart writes: In Revelation 11, John is given a rod to measure out the courts of the temple.  That picks up on the imagery of Ezekiel 40ff, where a bronze man measures out the holy space of the new … Continue reading

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Preaching Law/Gospel

In light of recent discussions on law/gospel, I was reminded of this short gem from my former professor John Frame: We should be reminded of course that there is also an opposite extreme: preaching “gospel” in such a way as … Continue reading

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Believe in Yourself!

There really is something profoundly un-biblical about the oft repeated motto Believe in yourself. Generally, of course, it is mere sloganizing in sports with the intention of urging young athletes to be their best and produce fruits. Yet the language … Continue reading

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Martin Luther on the role of princes and potentates…

Parents keep their children with greater diligence and care than rulers and governors keep their subjects. Fathers and mothers are masters naturally and willingly; it is a self-grown dominion; but rulers and magistrates have a compulsory mastery; they act by … Continue reading

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Thus saith the Lord

But the Bible is not a devotional manual: it is a battle plan and a prescriptive word, a command word, and therefore a law word. The “spiritual” preachers deserve not even a yawn: they are putting the church into the … Continue reading

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