An Exposition of Psalm 23

One of the most beloved and memorized from the entire Psalter includes the twenty-third psalm from the shepherd boy who becomes king, David. The great Baptist preacher, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, called it “the pearl of psalms,” probably for its metaphoric usage and elements of prayer language that can be studied from every line. The motif…

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Book Review: Rachel’s Cry

In the book, Rachel’s Cry, Kathleen Billman along with Daniel Migliore examine the lamented prayers as heard through the voice of Rachel’s inconsolable grief due to her children being taken away or put to death according to the prophet Jeremiah (Jer.31:15). The book takes the approach of rediscovering these prayers from a historical, experiential and…

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The Testing of the Son of God

The Gospel of Matthew along with the additional synoptic writers record the experience of Christ in the wilderness and his confrontation with the devil. This follows from his baptism and leads into the beginning of his public ministry. Here we see a three-point dialogical story between Jesus and the devil that takes place under the…

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Calvin’s Doctrine of Predestination

The French theologian John Calvin is commonly associated with the doctrine of predestination especially in his famous treatise, Institutes of the Christian Religion, though admittingly this was not the centerpiece of his theological framework. According to Calvin, it can be summarized as: “Predestination we call the eternal decree of God, by which He has determined…

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Paradoxical Standing In The Peace Of God Romans 5:1-11

  The peace of God is rooted in both testaments with an express idea of being whole, complete, calm, having a relationship of goodwill between God and humans. In this peace, we can stand in relationship to God, knowing that He has bestowed on us the grace which is revealed by faith and accepted by…

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What To Look For In A Church

You take your first steps into the unknown walls of a new church, uncertain of what is to come. You see the outside structures resembling something from the early 16th century but inside you see a renovated building. Greeted by a warm stranger who hands you a piece of paper detailing the events of the…

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How Long Should You Wait On God?

While I was attending my senior year of high school, the question which plagued my mind was the uncertainty of the future. Here I was, almost about to embark on life’s new journey, without a clue as to what would transpire. I applied for many universities in hopes that one would respond to my beckoning…

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The Life And Ministry Of Charles Spurgeon

“Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the windows which hope has opened.” One of my favorite preachers of the Gospel is by far Charles Haddon Spurgeon. This biography doesn’t do justice to the man who spread God’s word like wild-fire, made soul winning his chief concern and lived with purpose…

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Lessons From The Sin Of Achan

Here we find the nation of Israel, who’s led by Joshua, has just seized the city Jericho by God’s miraculous providence. Marching around the city seven times with a shout the walls turned into dust before the Israelites and all the spoils of war that goes along with it. Victory would soon be turned into…

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