1. Using the Law Lawfully
    30 Jan, 2017
    Using the Law Lawfully
    Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine, in accordance with the glorious gospel of the blessed God with which I have been
  2. The Law and the Gospel
    18 Oct, 2016
    The Law and the Gospel
    For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the LORD, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel.  Ezra 7:10 A recent trend in many Christian circles is to label our ministries "gospel-centered".   The idea of this descriptor is to let everyone know that our church, our ministries, our whatever has the gospel of Jesus front and center. This trend is good in that it puts the emphasis where it belongs . . . on Jesus and the good news of his life, death, and resurrection.
  3. Blessed
    16 Aug, 2016
    Blessed
    Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.  Psalm 1:1-2 We all want to be "blessed" (even if we have different understandings of what "blessed" means).   Sometimes preachers and teachers of God's Word will say that to have the "blessed" experience is be in the state of happiness or to have something good happen to us,
  4. Delighting in God's Law
    15 Aug, 2016
    Delighting in God's Law
    Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.  Psalm 1:1-2 What do you delight in? Football season is nigh.  I know a lot of people who delight in football. Shopping season is almost always around.  Some people delight in that. We're always in season for savory morsels.  Everyone delights in deliciousness. And then there