Tag Archives: Belief

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 Sovereignty of God in the Genealogy of Jesus

“which he [God] promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh” (Romans 1:2–3 ESV) “But in Jeremiah 22:30, in the chapter just before the one prophesying “a … 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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Jesus, the New Israel

“Jesus is not merely the new Adam, however; he is also the true son of Abraham (Matt. 1:1) and therefore the true Israel. The genealogy in Matthew 1 flags that fact for you: it plots fourteen generations from Abraham to … Continue reading

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The Thirst of the Soul

““If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.”” “Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks … Continue reading

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Living Water

“for my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water.”  (Jeremiah 2:13 ESV) We are modern people who just walk up … Continue reading

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Law versus Gospel

Notes: You are not what you do, rather you are what has been done for you by Jesus Christ! The Christian life on the ground is that you are simultaneously sinner and justified. Not both sinner and justified before God … Continue reading

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Forsaking God and managing behavior

“I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave, though he is the owner of everything, but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father. In … Continue reading

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There is not a 3rd Option

“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are … Continue reading

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The Power to Change

“You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.” (Leviticus 19:2 ESV) “Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.” (Hebrews 12:14 ESV) Often times, in our Christian … Continue reading

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