Tag Archives: Scripture

Psalm 131

Have you read Psalm 131 lately? Spurgeon said it was short to read, but long to learn. Every time I read it, I’m freshly amazed by its depth of insight into the human heart: A Psalm of Ascents. Of David. … Continue reading

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Jesus’ preparation of his apostles

Here at Curve Baptist Church, we began studying the book of Acts together this past Sunday morning. As I studied the first few verses of chapter one, I was struck by the importance of Jesus’ 40-day preparation of his apostles … Continue reading

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What makes the New Covenant so much greater than the Old?

This is the question I attempted to answer in yesterday’s sermon from Jeremiah 31:31-37. From this text, I see at least four ways that the New Covenant relationship far outstrips the Old: 1. In the New Covenant, God transforms our … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Christian Discipleship

The Apostle Paul:  “What you have  learned and received and heard and seen in me,  practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you (Phil 4:9).” 

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Genuine spirituality is homesick for heaven

Working on Sunday night’s message on Philippians 3:20-4:1, I ran across this fine quote from D.A. Carson: “Genuine spirituality cannot live long without an attitude that is homesick for heaven, that lives with eternity’s values in view, that eagerly awaits … Continue reading

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“Caring in an Expendable Culture”

My next Sunday School commentary in the Baptist & Reflector is up today: “Caring in an Expendable Culture (Psalm 139:1-6; 13-18).”

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“Seeking Purity in a Sensual Culture”

My next Sunday School commentary for the Baptist & Reflector, “Seeking Purity in a Sensual Culture (Eph 5:1-5, 8-12, 15-16),” is up and available here. To clarify, some of the verses cited in the first two paragraphs appear to be … Continue reading

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