Category Archives: Gospel Centrality

Bethlehem’s Supernatural Star

From Solid Joys by John Piper “Where is he who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.” (Matthew 2:2) Over and over the Bible baffles our … Continue reading

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The Language of Experience

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his … Continue reading

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Rats in the Cellar

“We begin to notice, besides our particular sinful acts, our sinfulness; begin to be alarmed not only about what we do, but about what we are. This may sound rather difficult, so I will try to make it clear from … Continue reading

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The Gospel of God

“Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God,” (Romans 1:1 ESV) A slave. Paul viewed himself as a slave (Greek word for servant is also translated “slave”) of Jesus. He was … Continue reading

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John Owen on Romans

John Owen writes in the Introduction to Calvin’s Commentary on Romans: “We have set before us in this Epistle especially two things, which it behoves us all rightly to understand — the righteousness of man and the righteousness of God … Continue reading

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Wisdom Worships in Wonder

“There is a vanity that takes place on earth, that there are righteous people to whom it happens according to the deeds of the wicked, and there are wicked people to whom it happens according to the deeds of the … Continue reading

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How Not to Read the Old Testament

“Some people have understandably been deterred from the kind of Christ-centered approach that I am describing here. They may have had bad experiences with people who saw Jesus behind every bush (burning or otherwise) in the Old Testament. Charles Spurgeon, … Continue reading

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Shame Interrupted

“The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.” Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.”The woman answered him, “I … Continue reading

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The Providence of God

“he left Judea and departed again for Galilee. And he had to pass through Samaria. So he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the field that Jacob had given to his son Joseph.” (John 4:3–5 ESV) Seven words … Continue reading

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Concealing Sin

“So David sent word to Joab, “Send me Uriah the Hittite.” And Joab sent Uriah to David. When Uriah came to him, David asked how Joab was doing and how the people were doing and how the war was going. … Continue reading

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