Praying According to the Scriptures

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Nancy Guthrie begins an article on prayer this way… “It is one thing to be asked to pray for another person. I’m happy to do it. I want to do it. I must admit, though, I am not always faithful to do it. However, it is another thing to be told what to ask God […]

Weeping Over Sin

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In Matthew 26:75, we find one of the saddest verses in the Scriptures: “And Peter remembered the saying of Jesus, ‘Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.’ And he went out and wept bitterly.” This verse comes at the end of a long chain of events, during which we went from Peter […]

Observations from Matthew 26

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As I was reading through Matthew’s Gospel a few weeks ago, two things really stuck out to me in chapter 26 that I hadn’t noticed before: First: in verses 30-35, we find Jesus prophesying that the disciples would all abandon Him that very night. We know this is a prophecy because Christ specifically quotes from […]

Reading the Word in 2018

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It’s that time of year again, when blog posts abound, emails circulate, and sometimes even pamphlets come in the mail – all saying one thing, all directing your attention towards one goal: will you read through the Bible in 2018? Let me acknowledge that, for many – possibly most – people, this is a daunting […]

New Testament Event Timeline

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I’ve often been frustrated that many published timelines of the Bible seem to focus only upon when the books of the Bible were written. That is helpful, sure, but it seems to miss the point that most often what we need – as those living in 2017 and far removed from Biblical events – is […]

The Rich Man and Lazarus

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So often, we think that those who have worldly wealth, possessions, and power are the important people in society. They dominate politics and the news, they are held up as the examples of what “everyone” should aspire to. But we see a very different picture in the Scriptures. Ryle, weighing in on Luke 16:19-23… “Many […]

The Humility of Our Lord

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J. C. Ryle is always timely and quotable – especially now as we have been reflecting on the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord: “He never had any of the riches of this world. When he crossed the Sea of Galilee, it was in a borrowed boat. When he rode into the holy city, […]