The Christian Job Description

The Christian Job Description When I was a young seminary student, I had to read an extensive commentary by a Dutch theologian. I had never studied Dutch writing before, and I really struggled to understand the syntax. I asked an older student for help, and he directed me to an annotated outline of another theologian … [Read more…]

A Sample Statement on Regular Church Attendance

A Sample Statement on Regular Church Attendance 7 Reasons Why Faithfully Showing Up Matters Editors’ note: The following is a statement from the elders at Del Ray Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia. Recently, they began releasing “Shepherd Studies” to help their congregation think well about important biblical topics that affect the life of their church. This first statement was … [Read more…]

There Is Salvation in No One Else

There Is Salvation in No One Else January 20, 1991 by John Piper Scripture: Acts 4:1–12 Topic: The Gospel Series: Acts: What Jesus Did After the Beginning And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them, annoyed because they were teaching the people … [Read more…]

Jesus: The Only Savior

Jesus: The Only Savior by R.C. Sproul I cannot imagine an affirmation that would meet with more resistance from contemporary Westerners than the one Paul makes in 1 Timothy 2:5: “For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”This declaration is narrow and downright un-American. We have … [Read more…]

Five Questions about Sanctification and Good Works: How Does Sanctification Differ from Justification?

Five Questions about Sanctification and Good Works: How Does Sanctification Differ from Justification?   Over the last few weeks, there have been a number of posts in the Reformed blogosphere related to sanctification and good works. I won’t attempt to survey all the relevant posts, but the main ones include: John Piper’s Foreword to Tom … [Read more…]