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Sin & Sacrifice Pt. 5 – A Sacrificial Body

God intended for the sacrifice of His Son to perfectly fulfill and replace the animal sacrifices of the Old Testament. In Hebrews 10, the author demonstrates that Jesus’ death on the cross fulfills those very sacrifices as the perfect substitute. Because our sin calls...

Sin & Sacrifice Pt. 4 – A Satisfying Sacrifice

In the Old Testament there was no real relationship between a person's sin and the animal that was sacrificed—it was only symbolic. The Old Testament believer’s faith was not to be in the death of an animal, but in God who would one day provide a sacrifice that would...

The One Anothers, Part 10

A believer’s first and foremost concern should be about their own personal sin. However, Christians must also help others confront and deal with their own sins as well.

The One Anothers, Part 9

Christians must speak the truth of God’s Word into the lives of other brothers and sisters in Christ. Believers are commanded to encourage one another in this way.

Sin & Sacrifice Pt. 3 – A Worthy Substitute

The sacrifices in the Old Testament were like a shadow and were never considered to be the literal image or icon. By way of illustration, your shadow isn’t really you. Instead, it is a vague outline of your human body. In the same way, the sacrificial system in the...

The One Anothers, Part 8

Believers are supposed to be instruments in God’s hands that promote each other’s spiritual growth by the words we speak.

The One Anothers, Part 7

According to James 3, Christians must be extremely careful in how they speak to one another. Words can be uplifting and edifying, but at the same time they have the power to destroy.

The One Anothers, Part 6

Christians must allow the Word of God to be the rock on which we build our attitude towards and interaction with other believers.

The One Anothers, Part 5

Christians must cultivate a biblical mindset and Christ-like attitude towards one another.

The One Anothers, Part 4

The people of the church are to be characterized by loving and caring for one another on a daily basis, and by looking to Jesus as the perfect example of such behavior.

Sin & Sacrifice Pt. 2 | A Soothing Aroma

As we continue to work through Hebrews 10, the author informs us why Jesus' sacrifice was the ultimate sacrifice, and he does so by contrasting it with the sacrifice that was made on the annual Day of Atonement (Lev. 16). For the nation of Israel, the Day of Atonement...

The One Anothers, Part 3

The Scripture teaches that believers are to be an encouragement to other believers. In particular, Christians are supposed to edify and build one another up for the glory of God.

The One Anothers, Part 2

Truly loving one another means there is no service that is too low or menial to do for one another.

The One Anothers, Part 1

A recurring theme throughout Scripture is that the people of God are commanded to love one another.

Sin & Sacrifice Pt. 1 | A Sacrificial Foundation

In 1996, I had the opportunity to travel to India. The most indelible memory of that trip was a visit to the Temple of Kali, one of the chief gods in Hinduism. As I exited the temple and walked into the adjoining courtyard, suddenly a couple came in with the intent of...

The Perfections of Scripture – Pt. 6 | Truth

Today, we conclude our series on The Perfections of Scripture by looking at one final characteristic of Scripture found in Psalm 19:9, "The judgments of the LORD are true; they are righteous altogether." At first glance, “the judgments of the LORD” seems to be an odd...

The Perfections of Scripture – Pt. 5 | Eternality

As we continue our study of Psalm 19, we come to a fifth expression of the perfections of Scripture, "The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever" (v. 9). “The fear of the Lord” is an unusual title for Scripture and quite frankly, not one we would expect. But...

The Perfections of Scripture – Pt. 4 | Reliability

As David continues to expound on the perfections of the Word of God in the latter half of Psalm 19, he argues for its truthfulness and reliability. David writes, "The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple" (v. 7). The Hebrew word...

The Perfections of Scripture – Pt. 3 | Excellency

We all have multiple copies of the Bible. You probably have it on your phone or tablet, or maybe you have a hard copy right in front of you. You most likely have several Bibles in multiple locations as do I. But I want you to truly consider this question with me: Do...

The Perfections of Scripture – Pt. 2 | Source

Psalm 19 celebrates the power of Scripture, especially the transforming power of God's Word to those who respond to it. The message of the second half of Psalm 19 can be summarized in this way: Scripture alone is God's perfect, complete, and transforming revelation of...

The Perfections of Scripture – Pt. 1 | Power

What is the most powerful force on earth? Scientists tell us the most powerful force on earth is the Nuclear Strong Force. The Nuclear Strong force is one of the four fundamental forces in nature—the other three are gravity, electromagnetism, and the weak force. As...

Assurance of Salvation

Romans 1:16: “I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”

Warning: False Profession

None of us likes to be ridiculed. Since the gospel is often the source of the ridicule we receive, it’s a temptation for every Christian to be ashamed of the gospel.

Dealing With Sin

Before responding to the sin of others, we each have to deal with the sin in our own heart. Scripture likens it to trying to remove a speck from someone else’s eye but never realizing there’s a massive beam in your own. This happens when our self-righteousness blinds...

The Disciple’s Greatest Danger

Intimate knowledge of Jesus and the Gospel is no guarantee of faith and salvation; in fact, familiarity can be an enemy.

Protecting Against Legalism

Jesus’ personal diagnosis of legalism is shown in Mark 7: 6-13. His piercing, penetrating omniscience sees into each of our hearts. He knows whether we’re trying to present ourselves as something we’re not.

Justified by Faith Alone

Romans 1:16: “I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”

Ashamed of the Gospel

None of us likes to be ridiculed. Since the gospel is often the source of the ridicule we receive, it’s a temptation for every Christian to be ashamed of the gospel.

Imitating God

Well actually it's impossible. It's completely impossible apart from the work of God in our hearts. And exactly what does that work look like that enables us to imitate God? Well it really starts with the regenerating work of the Spirit. It's impossible for us (in...

The Danger of Familiarity

Intimate knowledge of Jesus and the Gospel is no guarantee of faith and salvation; in fact, familiarity can be an enemy.

The Anatomy of Unbelief

One of the greatest dangers to our souls is the deadly danger of familiarity, that is, becoming overly familiar with spiritual things, even with Christ Himself.

Two Desperate People

Desperate people are willing to do desperate things. In Mark 5:21-43, we meet two desperate people with nothing in common, except their desire to get to Christ.

The Sovereign Lord

Most of us really don’t know what it’s like to truly be without hope. In Mark 5:21-43, we meet two desperate people looking for hope. One has a dying body; the other, a dying 12-year-old daughter. Their hope has a name: Jesus of Nazareth.

Biblical Attitudes

Where do expressions of attitude begin? In your heart. The words you choose, the tone you use, your body language – all reveal what you’re thinking in your heart. In Ephesians 4:31-32, the Apostle Paul confronts our attitudes and how we express them.

Communication Matters

If you’re a Christian, one way to walk in your Father’s footsteps is in your communication with others. We should imitate the way our Father communicates in our marriages, in our families, in our church, and in every human relationship.

Working and Giving

Justin Martyr, who lived shortly after the Apostle John’s death, wrote this: “When Jesus was among men, He made plows and yokes and other farm implements.” If it was not beneath the Son of God to work as a craftsman, then surely it is beneath none of His disciples. He has imparted to hard work both dignity and nobility.

Biblical Stewardship

What does the Bible have to say about personal property and private ownership?

Good Fruit from Good Soil

Matthew 13 records what is commonly called The Parable of the Sower. But, the focus of the story is actually on the condition of the soils on which the seed falls. The point of the parable is that the reasons that people do not respond to Jesus’ message have to do with the conditions of their hearts.

Different Hearts

Matthew 13 record what is commonly called The Parable of the Sower. But, the focus of the story is actually on the condition of the soils on which the seed falls. The point of the parable is that the reasons that people do not respond to Jesus’ message have to do with...

Pursuing Sinners

Do you follow Christ’s example in purposely pursuing social interaction with unbelievers to seek their repentance?

A Sovereign Call

Matthew was irreligious. As a tax collector, he had been excommunicated from the synagogue and was considered a traitor complicit with foreign oppressors. He was viewed as dishonest, as an extortionist. Still, the spotless and pure Son of God sought Matthew out to be His disciple and friend.

Authority to Heal

Jesus healed all who were ill with various diseases: fever, leprosy, paralysis, a withered hand, a flow of blood, a deaf and mute man, two blind men, and raising a dead girl. Luke adds, “And laying His hands on each one of them, He was healing them.”

Jesus’ Authority

Our world is filled with people who want to speak with authority. Whenever something newsworthy happens, the media searches for authorities or experts who can comment on that particular event or issue. Jesus was notably different than those who seek authority in our world but don’t have it. He both spoke and acted with real, compelling authority.

The Gospel

 Repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.

Tom Pennington

Pastor-Teacher of Countryside Bible Church in Southlake, Texas.

All the World’s a Stage: Understanding the Ultimate Purpose of Our Salvation

Ephesians 2:7 teaches that God saves sinners by His great grace in order to put the glory of His marvelous grace on public display. Paul answers five important questions about this grand demonstration.

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Let the sun stop shining, and we will preach in darkness. Let the waves stop their ebb and flow, and still our voice shall preach the gospel. Let the world stop its revolutions, let the planets stay their motion; we will still preach the gospel.

–Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Our prayer is that the power of God’s Word will be unleashed in your life.

2 Timothy 3:16