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October 31, 1517 – the first Reformation Day

Martin Luther was an Augustinian monk of the 16th century. Like many other contenders of the gospel both before his time and after, he was an imperfect man whom God chose to use in mighty ways.

In 1517, Luther posted upon the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg (in the manner common to […]

The Attributes of God: Sovereignty

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. (Matthew 10:29)

And he blessed him and said, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth; (Genesis 14:19)

Our God is in […]

What motivates our obedience to Christ?

If we are going to get anything right, let us make sure it is the gospel! Paul echoes this mantra throughout his letter to the Galatians. Martin Luther echoed the same sentiments when he championed the doctrine of justification by faith during the first years of the Protestant Reformation. When we meditate upon these […]

Seven Assurances from Psalm 23

1. A sheep fed. “I shall not want” (verse 1).

2. A child led. “He leadeth me beside the still waters” (verse 2).

3. A backslider restored. “He restoreth my soul” (verse 3).

4. A friend comforted. “Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me” (verse 4).

5. A warrior feasted. “Thou preparest a […]

A man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.

“Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered.” (Hebrews 5:8 KJV)

It is always consoling to us to behold the footsteps of our Lord. When we see him tried, we cheerfully submit to the like trial. When we perceive that […]

Why should we study Scripture and doctrine?

“If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalms 11:3)

To study or not to study? That is the question.

If we have no solid base, if we know not the words of our Lord, nor comprehend their meaning, we shall surely be laid flat when the […]

Jesus has come to save from what?

“In the same way [that is, with similar mockery] the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him. ‘He saved others,’ they said, ‘but he can’t save himself! He’s the king of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe […]

The Attributes of God: Just

“Far be it from you to do such a thing, to put the righteous to death with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as the wicked! Far be that from you! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just?” (Genesis 18:25)

What shall […]

Beware of the Snare

There are two things the child of God ever needs to remember, and these are, that he has a wise Keeper, and that he has a wily enemy, and this wily enemy is always on the look-out to entangle us in the meshes of his snares.

1. The snare of pride. “The snare of […]

The Deaf Hear

Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped (Isaiah 35:5)

And he answered them, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the […]