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A New Read!

June 30, 2010

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The Israel of God, by O. Palmer Robertson I began reading this book, in earnest, yesterday.  If you’ve followed this blog at all you know I have an appetite for reading.  But just as my mom always thought my eyes were too big for my stomach when it came to eating, so to are my expectations […]

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Sanctification Basics (Or Peace Like A River)

June 28, 2010

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By Louis Berkhof 1. Nature and Characteristics of Sanctification. Sanctification may be defined as that gracious and continuous operation of the Holy Spirit by which, He purifies the sinner, renews his whole nature in the image of God, and enables him to perform good works. It differs from justification in that it takes place in […]

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Talking the Sovereignty of God

June 26, 2010

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Election again…

June 4, 2010

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Don’t think of election apart from Jesus Christ. By John Piper Ephesians 1:3 says, “[God] chose us in [Christ] before the foundation of the world.” In other words, when God planned in eternity to pluck us out of our bondage to sin, he had Christ in mind as the way he would do it. God […]

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Grace Reigning Over Election

June 3, 2010

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By Hortio Bonar “Vain man would be wise, though he be born like a wild ass’s colt.” Accordingly, he finds fault with election, as a mere system of arbitrary partiality and favouritism: and tells us that if there be such a thing as total helplessness in man, and sovereign election in God, then man is […]

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Thoughts on Election by Pink

June 2, 2010

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Uh….err…not the singer P!nk, but the A.W. variety.  I’m sure P!nk the singer has some thoughts about God, and, uh, maybe about God’s role in salvation.  But, for this topic, election, I think we should stick with A.W. Pink.  But, uh, of course, if P!nk the singer wants to jump in the conversation by leaving […]

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Resurrection Sunday: The Covenant of Redemption

April 3, 2010

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By Michael Horton [This brief passage is taken from his book “God of Promise”, pp 78-80. – DB] Most biblical covenants are historical pacts God has made with creatures.  The covenant of redemption, however, is an eternal pact between the persons of the Trinity.  The Father elects a people in the Son as their mediator to be […]

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Righteous Grace

March 3, 2010

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{This is one of my favorite articles.  Read the first couple paragraphs carefully (although its all needful), they’re actually very timely; which proves times don’t change all that much – Dave} By Horatio Bonar   We have spoken of God’s character as “the God of all grace” (1 Pet. 5: 10). We have seen that it is in […]

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Elvis or John Newton??

February 14, 2010

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Google sometimes gives you answers to questions you never thought to ask…  I was recently introduced to the hymn “I Asked the Lord” by John Newton.  The beauty of the song, the scriptural relevance and the interesting thought progression intrigued me so much I thought I would try to find some more information about it.  John Newton, […]

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John Piper – “Why I Abominate the Prosperity Gospel”

February 13, 2010

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I saw this and felt he communicated my thoughts concerning those who trample Gospel truth for profit.  Thanks to “desiring God” for the embed code and permission to post this material.  It’s about 10 Minutes.

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