Why is it so dreadful to trust and delight in creatures? Isaiah 31–32 prepares us for the first serial reading in public worship on the Lord's Day. In these twenty-nine verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that trusting and delighting in creatures is foolish, not only because of how devastatingly they will fail us, but because the Lord is an infinitely able Helper and an infinitely pleasant Delight.
Pastor JD explains why we should expect the unexpected concerning a prophetic event that started on Thursday, November 30th, and ends on Tuesday, December 12th that nobody seems to be paying attention to.
The James series is paused in order to review the
Old Testament prophecy which foretold the birth
of our Savior.
In this near-December series, the kings of Israel are
reviewed, the noble and not-so-noble characters.
Further political and religious failings and trials are
explored as Kevin Pulliam shows the backdrop
against which the visions and prophecies of Isaiah
and others would come.
The account of John the Baptist's beheading lays out the most obvious of contrasts. John is right with God and as a result has a peace and a confidence that allows him to be bold and clear even when calling the most powerful men to repentance. Herod and his household are not right with God and as a result, they have an unstable and double-minded spirit that leads to cowardice and panic. God made both church and state to function alongside and in harmony with each other, both under His sovereign authority. In order for us to enjoy the blessing of a calm and peaceful social order, we will need the courage of a clear conscience. This will not and cannot happen apart from the gospel of Jesus Christ. The blessing of a free and stable state has only come when the church has taken her prophetic role seriously. On the personal or on the corporate level, forgiven men are free men, and free men create free societies. Let us all find the calm, cool assurance in the gospel that makes our peace and our freedom contagious.
In this episode of "Faith & Practice," Dr. Pipa and Pastor Groff handle a diverse array of questions pertaining to church government, Christian education, biblical ethics, and Old Testament theology.
How should members respond to a session that is small and overworked, but may appear to be rushing to elect new elders?
Why do we make distinctions in the office of Elder, and how should we understand the various categories (e.g., Pastor, Teacher/Doctor, etc.) today?
How do you know if your church has a true plurality (and parity) of elders?
How should the church organize and conduct Sunday School?
What biblical principles apply to how to steward our physical health?
How should we view magic in literature and entertainment?
When the Israelites left Egypt, how did they all have tents already at their disposal?
While wandering in the desert for 40 years, what was the nature of the work that the Israelites did?
New Heart, New Spirit_36Pt1 Introduction to Ezekiel 40 the Millennial temple design.God has always wanted His people to have a very special place where they can worship Him and seek His face in prayer. From the beginning of history, God's people have worshiped Him at some kind of temple or sanctuary. They have sought His face at places ranging from the beautiful surroundings of the Garden of Eden to altars built from rocks in open fields. They have worshiped Him in tents and huts as well as in enormous temples and churches. There are at least three reasons why God wants His people to have a sanctuary or temple, a very special place set apart for worship and prayer: 1.Because the worship center symbolizes the Lord's presence, a place where His presence is manifested in a special way and can be experienced by the true worshiper.2. Because the worship center is the place where people can meet God for special worship, whether seeking the LORD individually or as a corporate body in worship. 3. Because the worship center stands as a testimony to God's Name, that He is the living and true God who is to be worshiped and served.
Greetings and welcome! This is our daily devotional for November 8th, 2023. Today we continue our study in the Book of Acts in chapter 16 with Paul and Silas exercising their rights as Roman citizens and also the principle of obeying God, rather than men. Thanks for joining us!
A look at "Christian Nationalism" and how it relates to biblical christianity and our roles as believers. How we are to interact with government, society, and authorities as biblical pilgrims on this earth? What does history teach us?
In the early 1500's the various church reform movements led by Luther, Zwingli and Tyndale tore apart the political landscape of Europe. Although many recognized the corruption and moral laxity of the Roman Catholic Church, they only advocated clean- up actions within. Why was it necessary to separte from Papal Rome? At an Imperial Diet at Speyer John Calvin's letter to the Emperor Charles V was read. In it he sets forth the necessity of reformation and why the Protestants are not guilty of schism. On the contrary, the Papists had so corrupted the church in the vital areas of worship and salvation that a total reformation was needed. The church needed to return to the Bible as its standard and authority. So the Protestant Reformation was a necessity in order to rescue the church from the fatal disease of extraneous doctrine and practice that had engulfed the Roman Catholic Church.
How are we to interact with wicked rulers and neighbors? Titus 3:1–2 looks forward to the second serial reading of in morning public worship on the coming Lord's Day. In these three verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that Christians should adorn the gospel by being godly citizens and neighbors.
Today we're taking a closer look at the eighth chapter of the Book of Daniel.
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