Battle of Agendas II

  Ezekiel 36:22-32 “Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord God: It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations to which you came. And I will vindicate the … Continue reading

Weight of It All

Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, Barnes’ Notes on the Bible Commentary on Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore – In view of what has been … Continue reading


Ask 10 people what sin is and you’ll likely get 10 different responses. On top of that, they probably won’t be based on the Bible. That’s a problem, since “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23), we should know what this disease that lives in each of us is. Pastor … Continue reading

The Meanings of Love in the Bible

January 1, 1975 | by John Piper | Topic: The Love of God Love in the Bible, as in our everyday usage, can be directed from person to person or from a person to things. When directed toward things, love means enjoying or taking pleasure in those things. Love towards persons is more complex. As with things, loving persons may mean … Continue reading

American Christianity

2 Timothy 4:1-5 1 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: 2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 3 For … Continue reading


My heart breaks at the thought of God‘s people starving. We starve both physically and spiritually all at the cost of edifying the shepherds. Do I deny the pastors and ministers support, by no mean. Should a pastor live in luxury while the congregation suffer and struggle? And when the people struggle, the elders say … Continue reading

What must I do to be Saved?

Salvation is the work of God alone. It is comes from Him as a free gift. Salvation is of God, and man’s responsibility is only to receive it freely as a gift from His hand. The salvation of man is the display of the power of God for His glory alone. No part of our … Continue reading

How do You Handle Tribulation?

Image by Rennett Stowe via Flickr Most believers in Christ throughout history of Christianity have suffered tribulation. For most it has been an ever-present reality (1 Thess. 1:6; 2 Tim. 3:12-13). The New Testament describes tribulation as the inevitable conflict between the good news of Jesus Christ and a sinful hostile world dominated by Satan … Continue reading

How do You know when You are Spirit-filled?

The supreme mission of the Holy Spirit is to glorify Jesus Christ. He glorifies the Son by unfolding clearly the meaning of His person and atoning work. The work of the Spirit is Christocentric. He will glorify Christ and will never draw attention to Himself. He always declares the work of Christ. The work of … Continue reading

The Goal of God’s Love May Not Be What You Think It Is

John Piper Do people go to the Grand Canyon to increase their self-esteem? Probably not. This is, at least, a hint that the deepest joys in life come not from savoring the self, but from seeing splendor. And in the end even the Grand Canyon will not do. We were made to enjoy God. We … Continue reading