‘Tethered’ Preaching: John Calvin & the Entertaining Pastor

by John Piper The Bible tethers us to reality. We are not free to think and speak whatever might enter our minds or what might be pleasing to any given audience—except God.By personal calling and Scripture, I am bound to the word of God and to the preaching of what the Bible says. There are … Continue reading


1 John 2:15-17 15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions is not from … Continue reading

Do Not Judge Others

Matthew 7:1-6 Judging Others 1″Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3″Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to … Continue reading

The Tabernacle: Brazen Altar

Image via Wikipedia The brazen altar, bronze altar, or altar of sacrifice was situated right inside the courtyard upon entering the gate to the tabernacle. The Hebrew root for altar means “to slay” or “slaughter.” The Latin word alta means “high.” An altar is a “high place for sacrifice/slaughter.” The altar stood raised on a … Continue reading

What is the Holy Spirit

Q. What is the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit is a Christ-centered and his ministry focuses on Christ. He changes us into the likeness of Jesus Christ. He is sent by the Father and the Son, to be a helper, counselor. (John 14:15) He baptizes the believer with Holy Spirit (into the universal body of … Continue reading