Genesis Three (Pt.6): The Subtlety of the Serpent

By |March 13th, 2019|Categories: Biblical Studies, Commentry|

It’s hard to get the hook out when it’s in past the barb—some flesh will need to be sacrificed. When sin gets our attention and gets a hold, it's difficult to remove and detach ourselves from it. This is where the woman found herself.  Having captured her attention and locked her in conversation, Satan began to devour her (1 Peter 5:8).

The Majesty of God and a Disabled Child

By |March 12th, 2019|Categories: Suffering|

If God chooses to get glory in sustaining a child with chronic illness or disability, rather than by removing the condition, that is His prerogative and we should rejoice in it. Removing it may make life easier, more pleasant and comfortable for the family. But God does not exist for our happiness—we exist for his glory. God forms babies in the womb that will cause us to fear Him, reverence Him and stand in awe of Him.

Pentecost and the Baptism in the Holy Spirit: The Promise of Success in Missions

By |February 2nd, 2019|Categories: Biblical Studies, Commentry, Theology|

Moses prayed that “all” the Lord’s people would have the Spirit. Joel prophesied that the Lord would pour out of the Spirit on “all flesh” and Paul tells us that we have “all” been baptized into one body. The repeated gift of tongue throughout the book of Acts proves that this happened and shows that the giving of the Spirit at Pentecost was intended for the Church universal; “all” believers; “for there is no difference” (Romans 10:12).

Why do Pastor’s Kids Go Wild?

By |January 21st, 2019|Categories: Current Affairs, Evangelicalism, Questions & Answers|

" similar the Christian life and ministry is no matter where you go in the world. We have the same basic needs; though different on many levels, yet so similar." Monday afternoon class at our [...]

Characteristics of a Healthy Church

By |January 20th, 2019|Categories: Biblical Studies, Evangelicalism, Spirituality, Theology|

It is important to distinguish between a true Church and a healthy Church. Five of the seven churches in Asia minor were “true Churches” but they had serious health problems. Some were dying a slow and [...]

Recovering A Sense of Awe in the Fellowship of the Saints (10 min. read)

By |December 17th, 2018|Categories: Biblical Studies|

The twentieth century was not a good century for what the Apostles' Creed calls “the holy catholic Church: the communion of saints.” In that century the Church witnessed its greatest fragmentation since the Protestant Reformation. Coupled with [...]

Five Suggestions for Daily Interaction with the Word of God

By |December 30th, 2017|Categories: Spirituality|

Daily devotion is a way of life, not a moment in time. It is, what John Calvin referred to, commenting on Hebrews 4:9, “a sabbathizing reserved for God’s people, that is a spiritual rest; to which [...]

March Devotionals—Patrick of Ireland: A Devotional History

By |February 27th, 2016|Categories: Daily Devotionals, History|

In the early part of March considerable attention is given to the memory of St. Patrick in the run-up to the celebrations on the 17th March. St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are now a worldwide phenomenon [...]

The Kingdom of God’s Sovereign Grace

By |February 22nd, 2016|Categories: Theology|Tags: , , |

Understanding the kingdom of God (see PDF diagram) is fundamental to our understanding and enjoyment of the gospel. Salvation—the new birth—is an entrance into the kingdom (John 3:3) which we are commanded to “seek first” [...]

A. W. Pink: The Pioneer of a Modern Reformation (Pt. 1: A String of Failures)

By |January 14th, 2016|Categories: Evangelicalism, Fundamentalism|

The past sixty years in the evangelical church has witnessed a deepening interest in reformed literature and a resurgence of reformed theology; it is, in some respects, a modern Reformation. Much of this has been [...]

Fundamentalism and the New Conservative Evangelical Identity

By |January 1st, 2016|Categories: Fundamentalism|

In previous articles I have tried to address some of the problems with fundamentalism. I have not been—nor should anyone be—afraid to face these hard issues head-on, to admit the difficulties, and to attempt to [...]

R-Rated Religion: Why is the Bible so filled with blood, guts, and immorality?

By |December 11th, 2015|Categories: Daily Devotionals, Questions & Answers, The Cross|

The film industry is regulated by certain government guidelines. Movies are categorized by a series of ratings indicating what different governing bodies feel are appropriate for certain audiences, usually according to age. In Canada each [...]

Genesis Three (Pt.7): The False Promises of Sin

By |March 16th, 2019|Categories: Biblical Studies, Commentry|

The subtle beginnings soon morphed into an all-out attack. This was a change in tactic (Edward J. Young, 33). Everything was out in the open. He moved from doubting God to radical and reckless infidelity. In the discourse that followed between the serpent and the woman, Satan made three promises in verses four and five; the promise of impunity, of improvement, and of independence.

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