WIELDING GOD’S SWORD IN PRAYER

WIELDING GOD’S SWORD IN PRAYER

SWORD IN PRAYER Marci Turner » From theresurgence.com God’s word is a sharp two-edged sword that discerns thoughts and intentions of the heart (Heb. 4:12; Eph. 6:17). But how do we wield it? While the study of Scripture renews our minds (Rom. 12:1–2), study alone can...
THE PURITANS ON PUTTING SIN TO DEATH

THE PURITANS ON PUTTING SIN TO DEATH

THE PURITANS ON PUTTING SIN TO DEATH Elliot Ritzema »  We’re usually not too eager to deal with our sin, but doing so is an essential part of the Christian life. The Puritans offer six pieces of advice for how to meet our sin head-on. Mortification. It isn’t a word...
4 Ways to Fight Clean Over Doctrine

4 Ways to Fight Clean Over Doctrine

It’s the fall semester of the new year at the local Bible college. Tim and Ted are brand-new, computer-selected, freshman roommates in the guys’ dorm. Tim became a Calvinist about six months ago. He reads Reformed books, listens to Reformed podcasts,...
God Is the Great Church Builder

God Is the Great Church Builder

“And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” – Matthew 16:18 When reading this passage, most people focus on figuring out who or what the “rock” is upon which Jesus builds his church. The...
Fight Fear with Fear of the Lord

Fight Fear with Fear of the Lord

God is our refuge. Alone, afraid, and living in a turbulent home at age thirteen, I sought shelter under my blankets. Haunted by the threat of violence, my heart trembled. Confused and weighted with burdens beyond my maturity, I tried to be strong, alone. There was no...