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On Adolescence

At what stage is the church-at-large presently? Infancy is the discovery of itself in thumb-sucking egocentricity and fascination over its own body and that which supplies it. Adolescence is the awareness of “deeper [biologically] currents” from within and the excitement of things without that gratify new longings.

On Atonement

In view of Leviticus 17:11, ought we not, as Jews, to consider that, “without the shedding of blood there is no remission for sin”?

On Composing Papers

As believers, each one of us ought to be compiling papers.  We ought to have a growing stack of articles and papers on things that the Lord has made alive to us.  There ought to always be something “on the stove.”  It is like an artist working on several canvases at once.  He is working [...]

On Denying Reality: A Formula for Madness

From the perspective of faith, that is, seeing things as God sees them, the denial of Christ, [His Advent, Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension] nay, the unwillingness to grant Him even scant attention, has got to be the greatest anomaly of all times.

On Interpreting Scripture

The Bible is another kind of literature.  It is utterly unique.  I have been a reader all my life long, but there is nothing like the Scripture for conveying depths of meaning in so few words.  The scriptures are terse, compact, and intense, and that puts a great demand upon us to draw out the [...]

On Prayer and Preaching

In my opinion, prayer undertaken before, during, and after the public ministry of the word affects the quality and power of the word that goes forth, without which we miss the fullness of God’s intention.

On Witnessing to Jews

Some Do’s and Don’ts in bringing the gospel to the Jewish people.

One Thing You Lack

“A certain ruler” (Luke 18:18), rich, accomplished, noble, Torah observant, full of “great possessions” asked Him, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?”  That question is undeniably great—not only as the question of what lies beyond death, but for our purposes, the critical enablement for a sustaining, overcoming, last days’ life of discipleship, service [...]

Opposing Views on the Death of Jesus

Are they aware that in the process of denial in dismissing the veracity of the gospels, they are in one fell swoop negating the creed of hundreds of millions who have predicated their faith [its suffering, sacrifice, and martyrdom] on just that basis?

Paul on the Road to Damascus

The Fountainhead of Paul’s Gospel and the Genius of Apostolic

Paul’s Vehement Opposition to Legalism

The Apostle Paul said that the Law was holy and good, but he spoke strongly to the Galatian believers who were including some aspects of the Law to their faith in Jesus.

Peace Be Unto You

I have to say that the most positive benefit of my Seminary experience was the discipline of being required to remain within a text. It made me realize that up until that time, I had conducted myself with a certain kind of charismatic and prophetic liberty, finding a scripture here and there to make my point, but something of a very remarkable kind happens when you confine yourself within a text, and don’t go unnecessarily outside of it to make your point, and let the Lord speak to us about that text.

Preachers of Righteousness

I believe that God wants to make a statement concerning the phenomenon of the preached word, not only for those who are responsible for bringing the word of God, but also for the whole church at large.

Princess Diana’s Funeral: A Prophetic Comment

I think that it behooves the Church to attempt some evaluation or critique of the remarkable and unprecedented world-wide response to the untimely passing of this lady. No figure of international prominence has known such adoration or received such tribute and evoked such sorrow in passing as she.

Prophetic Anticipations for the Last Days

Concern about decaying environmental, economic and political conditions is moving the world toward global unification. Safety and self-interest will likely take precedence over ideological distinctions between nations, just as doctrinal differences between major church bodies will be eclipsed by the overriding interests of peace and unity.

Prophetic Reflections for the Last Days

Concern about decaying environmental, economic and political conditions is moving the world toward global unification. Safety and self-interest will likely take precedence over ideological distinctions between nations, just as doctrinal differences between major church bodies will be eclipsed by the overriding interests of peace and unity.

Psalm 24: Seeking the Lord

In other words, the earth and all that dwell on it belong to the Lord because He is the Creator of both. God owns what He originates; it belongs to Him for His own purposes. Imagine announcing to mankind that their little pieces of territory to which they have given their national name are really the Lord’s, and that the nations were established for His own purposes rather than their own. Those that dwell in the nations are dwelling there for God’s sake. This foundational truth will take a profound boldness to proclaim.

Psalm 43: A Cry of Distress

Though short, this psalm contains many of the classic elements that are to be found in the whole psalmist hymnody. It is a psalm of lament issuing out of distress, but a kind of psalm that invariably ends with a note of acclamation of God in praise, in recognition, and in celebration.

Psalm 53 and Israel – A Prophetic Reflection

A further reflection on the Palestinian crisis. Fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.”  They are corrupt, they commit abominable acts: there is no one who does good. So does this Psalm of David commence from its first verse with the same kind of thunderclap introduction as Beethoven’s mighty Fifth Symphony!  It startles [...]

Psalm 74: Crucified Faith

Often God is appealed to remember past events. The faith of the psalmist is that the God who was faithful then, even though things look despairing now, will yet come through. True faith is a crucified faith. The line of attack of the enemy of our souls is to devastate the faith by making it a non Cross-centered faith.



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