The Lord’s Prayer – do we pray it or no? Sep02

The Lord’s Prayer – ...

When the disciples asked for a prayer, they were saying, “Show us how to pray so that we confess that God has called us to his kingdom, resulting in us following you to God.” And so this very Jewish prayer emphasizes many of those themes that Jesus had taught – glorify God, the coming kingdom, daily needs, forgiveness, testing and persecution.

And the Holy Spirit Sep01

And the Holy Spirit

The richness of the Spirit’s activity in believers is what makes the book of Acts so lively and also so promising: lively in its portrayal of the Spirit’s past initiatives, and promising in what the range of the Spirit’s role can be among us today. What we must remember is that the Spirit’s ministry is always self-defined by what Jesus shared – “he [the Spirit] will bear witness about me.”

Ocean City Bible Conference Sep01

Ocean City Bible Con...

The Ocean City Bible Conference is Moe’s favorite annual family conference. It takes place each September in Ocean City, New Jersey. It is a ministry of Ocean City Baptist Church and takes place at its facilities in downtown Ocean City. It’s one great conference that suits the family well.

Krummacher: The Accusations Aug31

Krummacher: The Accu...

Jesus says to those who preach his word, “He who despises you, despises me.” He points them out to us as stewards of the divine mysteries, and says to the members of the Churches, by the mouth of his apostle, “Let the elders that rule well, be counted worthy of double honor.”

The Doctrine of Adoption (2) Aug30

The Doctrine of Adop...

I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave, though he is the owner of everything, but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father. In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary principles of the world.

Proverbs 17:19-21 Aug29

Proverbs 17:19-21

Remember, the fool is the one who has said in his heart “there is no God.” The one who thinks and lives like this, is the most dangerous man in the world. Let history testify to the wicked debacles of religious men gone mad and perverting Christ to seek earthly riches. It is a grotesque picture.

Gadsby’s Questions for Law Men Aug28

Gadsby’s Questions f...

John Calvin set out three uses for the law of Moses. In particular, in his third use, Calvin alleged that the law is the believer’s perfect rule of life, a whip to beat him into sanctification. According to the Reformer, the believer needs this whip because he is a lazy ass.

Galatians 1:6-10 Aug28

Galatians 1:6-10

The message is not, “Do your best.” It is “He, by one offering, has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.” (Heb. 10:14) The gospel of “DO” may be pleasing to the ego of prideful, self-righteous men, but it can never save.

The Bible: God’s Power Aug27

The Bible: God’s Pow...

Joshua had a heart for God. He was a man of faith, who lived according to God’s word. It was important that he was, because he not only had to lead a people group of wilderness nomads to conquer the land God promised, but he also had to follow a great leader.

The Doctrine of Adoption (1) Aug26

The Doctrine of Adop...

In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, 12 so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.