Read 1 Peter 3:15-17 … In his first letter, Peter is addressing those that can be variously described as pilgrims, sojourners, or temporary residents in that part of the world. The problem Peter is addressing is the persecution that will be coming from all sides; the letter is to comfort them and help them deal … Continue reading Christians Will Be Persecuted
Divorce & Remarriage: A Study Discussion is a transcription of an in-house discussion (not a formal debate) conducted at Martinez, California on September 25th, 1982. The discussion sought to delve into two schools of thought regarding the issue of divorce and remarriage as it is regarded within the Church, an issue that was of concern … Continue reading Divorce & Remarriage
Read James 3:13-18 … The importance of wisdom is so prominent for the child of God that an entire genre of Biblical literature is devoted to finding wisdom and walking in its paths. In the book of Job there is the struggle of the good man to find wisdom and understanding while in the grip … Continue reading Above or Below?
Published in 2005, Old Light on New Worship is the product of John Price and, as the sub-title states, is an examination of musical instruments and the worship of God – a theological, historical, and psychological study. It should be noted that Price is a Pastor for the Grace Baptist Church in Rochester, New York … Continue reading Old Light on New Worship
Read Hebrews 3:16-19 … There is hardly a more prominent motif in the Scriptures as release from captivity, and the epitome of this theme in the Old Testament is the release of the Israelites from Egyptian bondage. After 400 years under the whip of their masters, Moses leads a nation of about 2½ million people … Continue reading In Freedom
Kevin DeYoung enters the fray with a book about the will of God in which he makes pains to keep the Scriptures as the source of its authority. The full title, Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will, adequately describes the overall thrust of the work – that the typical approach to … Continue reading Just Do Something
Read 2 Timothy 3:16-17 … A fellow minister recently gave several of us on a Face Book page a challenge, “How would you finish this sentence? You should read the Bible because …” One can imagine the answers: “… the Scriptures are a record of salvation history;” “… they tell us about the work of … Continue reading God Has Something to Say