The Grace Yet to Come

The Grace Yet to Come

Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:13) This is Peter's very first command to his first readers, yet it's a command for all believers in every age. Preparing our minds for [...]

Exulting in Our Blessedness

Exulting in Our Blessedness

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places... (Ephesians 1:3) Paul underscores 5 truths regarding the Christian's blessedness... I. THE SOURCE OF OUR BLESSEDNESS "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ..." II. THE SPHERE [...]

The Resurrection According to Peter

The Resurrection According to Peter

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power [...]

To the Saints in Christ Jesus

To the Saints in Christ Jesus

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 1:1-2) Here, in the opening words of Paul's letter to the Ephesians, we're immediately confronted with... [...]

Are You at Peace with God?

Are You at Peace with God?

Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace. (2 Peter 3:14) I vividly remember the morning. It was still dark and as normal as any other morning driving to work. Suddenly my windshield was covered with debris and gravel and I [...]

The Glorious Subject of All True Preaching

The Glorious Subject of All True Preaching

Glancing over the New Testament, it becomes very clear what – or Who – should be the grand subject of our preaching. May God help us preachers to bring everything back to Jesus Christ, pointing our hearers to Him continually and exclusively. “And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to [...]