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Memorizing Scripture for Praying Scripture

Complementing this morning’s post, there is another resource to consider for Scripture memorization. Take Words With You Tim Kerr, pastor of Sovereign Grace Church in Toronto, has put together a booket that categorizes verses of God’s promises and intercessory prayers…

The Eternity of Hell Torments

The truth of hell is horrible, and for this very reason we are wise to give time to serious meditation on the reality of the eternal punishment that those who reject Jesus Christ will experience. In Jonathan Edwards’ sermon on…

Japan, Sovereignty, and Mercy

Japan’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake—the biggest one to ever strike Japan—echoes the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004. In response, John Piper wrote an article titled “Tsunami, Sovereignty, and Mercy.” The essence of his main points are the same, slightly modified for…

What Bob Dylan Got Right

In 1979 Bob Dylan recorded the song “Gotta Serve Somebody.” For those who listen with biblically informed ears the refrain echoes Paul and Jesus: Paul: “You are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to…

A Five-Pointer Shares the Gospel

Here’s a conversation between an unbeliever and an evangelist who believes in the doctrine of definite atonement (sometimes unhelpfully called “limited atonement”)—the biblical teaching that when Jesus died, God’s unalterable purpose was to cancel the sins and commute the death…

Neither Do I Condemn You.

The story of the adulterous woman in John 7:53–8:11 raises important questions: How were the Scriptures preserved centuries before the printing press? Is the text we have original? Is the account even true? While most evangelical scholars agree that the…

Universalism: Not a New Temptation

The temptation is not new: silencing certain biblical texts in order to say that eventually everyone will be saved. In fact, we could just call it recycled liberalism. Desiring God focused on this subject 21 years ago at the Conference…