The Saint’s Separation

Phil 1:1 “… To all God’s holy people (Saints) in Christ Jesus at Philippi…” “But the heart of the matter is this: the saint’s separation is not a reaction against but a response to; not a more determination to be different from the world but a whole-hearted determination to be like God by obeying his word.” Alec Moyter   Here in this wonderful definition of … Continue reading The Saint’s Separation

The life which walks in the truth is impregnable

Motyer: “Here is a very largely forgotten and yet most vital principle. It is certainly the case that the church is called by God to safeguard, publicize and transmit His truth (e.g. 2 Tim 1:13, 14; 2:1, 2); but it is equally the case that the truth is the safeguard of the church, both in the corporate sense of preserving the whole body and in … Continue reading The life which walks in the truth is impregnable

You won’t know the whole counsel of God unless you read the hard passages in the Bible

Albert Mohler Jr. had this to say: “The Bible’s hard passages help us grasp a fuller understanding of the whole counsel of God. If we skip over challenging passages, we will become biblically impoverished. Consequently, when out Bible reading is impoverished, so too is our growth in godliness. We must seek to understand the Bible’s difficult parts by reference to its clearer parts. As the … Continue reading You won’t know the whole counsel of God unless you read the hard passages in the Bible

Warning: God’s word is invasive

“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 (NIV) “The description of the Bible as a sword that can pierce and divide the soul demonstrates the invasive quality of the Word. When we approach Scripture with a … Continue reading Warning: God’s word is invasive

Let Scripture speak in all its complexity 

​”Across this land pastors have turned their studies into “stills,” illegal distilleries that extract ideas and morals from the teeming narrative of Scripture. People, of course, love it. They come to get their Mason-jar lives filled with pure truth so that they won’t have to deal with either the details of Scripture or the details of their own lives.” Eugene Peterson Continue reading Let Scripture speak in all its complexity