Topic: grace

Jeannie Monahan Mancini, President and National Director of the March for Life, has extensively focused her career on women’s health and pro-life issues, fighting for both the unborn and those facin ... discuss

January 18 is the Feast of the Confession of Peter ("Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God" Matthew 16:16). January 25 is the Feast of the Conversion of Paul (Acts 9). Many Christians observe ... discuss

Are you a Christian who knows a fellow believer who is caught up in an ongoing sin that he or she is justifying for some reason? This person needs your love, prayers, support, and biblical truth rega ... discuss

Jesus Christ came to this earth with a message of compassion, love and mercy.  Many say that the Gospel of Love does away with the law, but that is not what Our Lord said,  He told us he cam ... discuss

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director - Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionJulie MorganNew South Wales Australia will soon be debating the legalization of euthanasia. At least one terminally ill woman, Julie ... discuss

Fr. Frank PavoneThe Bible clearly teaches that abortion is wrong. This teaching comes across in many ways and for many reasons. Some people point out that the word "abortion" is not in the Bible, and ... discuss

Only the deluded blame Trump for the divisive Obama years “Obama made America great again. Trump made America hate again” – Occupy Democrats’ fascist propaganda If the nation is currently ... discuss

January 18 is the Feast of the Confession of Peter ("Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God" Matthew 16:16). January 25 is the Feast of the Conversion of Paul (Acts 9). Many Christians observe ... discuss

When talking of sanctification we need to avoid the two most obvious extremes. There is, on the one hand, the legalistic hypocrisy of pharisaism in which one conforms externally to a standard of rules ... discuss

This week, the 2017 G3 Conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia.  As we pray, plan, and prepare for the attendees to arrive, we would ask that you pray with us for this conference.  If you aren& ... discuss

Before the conversion of the Emperor Constantine in 312 AD, back in the days when Christianity was still a persecuted religion, the act of becoming a Christian involved turning one's back on the pursu ... discuss

After just a few minutes on the website of the “Passion Conference,” as I looked at the biography of the teachers, I realized that this was an ecumenical affiliation of some of the worst heretics ... discuss

New Life Presbyterian Pastor Mark Moser thanked attendees for coming “to bear witness to her life, so Grace Anastasia Packer may not disappear.” “Today we celebrate Grace, to remember her and ho ... discuss

“From my experience, depression is rarely discussed in the Church – not for lack of empathy, but rather a lack of knowledge on how to address the epidemic.  Yes, I said epidemic. This widespr ... discuss

Most who hold such offices, positions, titles, or platforms for service know the truth about themselves. They may be filled called “Sons of God.” They may be filled with the Spirit of God. They m ... discuss

“How should we pray when we hear of persistent immorality like abortion, murder, sexual assault, or terrorism? How do we process through faithfully the plight of our unbelieving friends’ hardn ... discuss

Look! Jesus! John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.” I saw a cute little poster. Kermit the Frog is drinking tea ... discuss

Michael Reebby Michael Reeb: Asking with a terseness normally associated with changing religions or declaring a new nationality, many people that know me have politely cornered me and demanded: “Ho ... discuss

The MSM: once political watchdogs, now Democrats’ attack dogs “The shortest honeymoon on record is officially over. Normally, newly elected presidents enjoy a wave of goodwill that allows them ... discuss

“The Supremacy of Christ “. . . :Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visibl ... discuss

You have read about Gary Glenn on these pages before.  We believe he is one of America's most promising political leaders.  Gary was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in ... discuss

There are 562 federally recognized Indian nations within the United States—about half of which are represented in my home state of Alaska. It wasn’t until this July that the Lord made the First Na ... discuss

Yesterday, our church observed Sanctity of Life Sunday (a bit early due to our church’s involvement with the G3 Conference this week).  For the 2017 Sanctity of Life Sunday, we welcomed Scott ... discuss

Based on the reviews I have read, I encourage you to not support this film.The film represents a “struggle of faith” in which the priest must choose between the lives of his flock and his Faith. ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who dost govern all things in heaven and earth; Mercifully hear the supplications of thy people, and grant us thy peace all the days of our life; through Jesu ... discuss

Saint Ita, “the Foster Mother of the Irish Saints,” was born in the fifth century. She, like many of the Irish saints, was of the nobility. Her parents were devout Christians who lived in County W ... discuss

But Reformed theology and its influence have been around Indonesia much longer than Tong. It came first in the late 1500s with the Dutch, who aimed to monopolize the spice trade with their Dutch East ... discuss

An American charismatic church will become the next big thing/renewal/programme. The ‘globalisation’ and ‘McDonaldisation’ of the church, combined with the internet, poor theology, poor eccles ... discuss

Proverbs is, at one level, a simple book to understand, and, at another level, a book that requires a great deal of spiritual discernment and wisdom. To get wisdom, we must read wisdom and we must pra ... discuss

Here’s a solid truth that never grows old.  My salvation is not an after thought.  The covenant of grace, made before the foundation of the world between God the Father, God the Son, and God t ... discuss

“Live close to God’s people, inviting those around you to intrude on your private world and to function as God’s tools of comfort, encouragement, confrontation, growth and change. Re ... discuss

I keep a copy of The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas à Kempis, beside my Bible on my night table. I read the Bible to begin my days and excerpts of The Imitation of Christ to conclude many of my days. ... discuss

Discrimination against people with disabilities has become acceptable in today’s society as long as that person is still in the womb. A Canadian woman recently defended aborting her unborn son a ... discuss

“For I say, through the grace given to me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God has dealt to every man t ... discuss

If you have never heard James Montgomery Boice, this would be a good starting point.  It would also serve as a good reminder of where the evangelical church was in his day and the present trajecto ... discuss

The CollectO GOD, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles; Mercifully grant that we, who know thee now by faith, may after this life have the fruition of thy ... discuss

Jesus knows each of his sheep personally. He knows us by name. He’s intimately acquainted with our hearts, our hopes, our sins and struggles, and will carry us through to the end. No one can snatch ... discuss

As you stand on the precipice of 2017, don’t fear the future for it is in the hands of your sovereign God. Don’t dread the unknown for it is fully known by your omniscient Father. Don̵ ... discuss

If we find our worth in our work, we are workaholics. If my outlook on life is wrapped up in how “work is going,” in how I feel I am performing, then my identity is fully found in my job or career ... discuss

Pope Francis lamented the evils of idolatry and the horrible things that it has driven people to do during his weekly address Wednesday at the Vatican. The pope used the example of a woman who was obs ... discuss

Patricia Heaton is one of the rare celebrities who openly defends unborn babies’ right to life. An Emmy award winning actress on “The Middle” and formerly “Everybody Loves Raymond,” Heat ... discuss

“For I say, through the grace given to me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God has dealt to every m ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Writing and Singing about the Rhyme and Reason for Your Life This Present Evil Age Won’t Last Forever Around 2000 years ago a very intelligent man wrote about grace. One of the ... discuss

The present evangelical church culture that we live in is, in many ways, hitched to the train of pragmatism.  Whatever works is what the church practices because it brings about results.  What if a ... discuss

The CollectO GOD, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles; Mercifully grant that we, who know thee now by faith, may after this life have the fruition of thy ... discuss

The Bible teaches that humans’ main problem is that they are separated from God because of sin. Yes, the Bible commands Christians to feed the hungry, but having a full belly doesn’t repai ... discuss

St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, the 17th century French foundress of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal in the colony of New France, (present-day Canada), dedicated her life to educating the young, ... discuss

“For I say, through the grace given to me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God has dealt to every man t ... discuss

One of the great expositors of recent church history is Martyn Lloyd-Jones, known as “The Doctor.” In this sermon, he preached on the doctrine of election, and you will find it helpful an ... discuss

January 12 is the feast of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, the founder of the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame, a teaching order. She is the patron saint of poor people and those rejected by relig ... discuss

The CollectO GOD, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles; Mercifully grant that we, who know thee now by faith, may after this life have the fruition of thy ... discuss

“For I say, through the grace given to me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God has dealt to every man t ... discuss

The CollectO GOD, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles; Mercifully grant that we, who know thee now by faith, may after this life have the fruition of thy ... discuss

As I watch my children grow up in the life of the church, I often find myself having conversations with them in order to prepare them for “real life” (as if they’re not already expe ... discuss

Basil the Great of Caesarea, 1 January AD 379with Gregory of Nazianzus, 9 May AD 389and Gregory of Nyssa, 9 March AD 395 Saints Basil and the two Gregorys, collectively known as the Cappadocian Father ... discuss

“If the Promised Land is no longer identified exclusively with the state of Israel, evangelicals like Gholston and Engoy — along with many of their religiously unaffiliated fellow millennials ... discuss

“For I say, through the grace given to me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God has dealt to every man t ... discuss

Stop entertaining those vain fears. Remember it is not feeling which constitutes guilt but the consent to such feelings. Only the free will is capable of good or evil. But when the will sighs under th ... discuss

First Rule. The first Rule: In the persons who go from mortal sin to mortal sin, the enemy is commonly used to propose to them apparent pleasures, making them imagine sensual delights and pleasures in ... discuss

Father Lance HarlowThe transition from the Christmas season to Ordinary Time is fraught with emotion for most of us. The unit of time employed for the liturgical season called "ordinary" doesn’t mea ... discuss

Saint Ephrem the Syrian, called "the Harp of the Holy Spirit," was a prolific hymnographer and theologian of the 4th century. He was born into a Christian family about 306 AD in Nusaybin, Turkey. As d ... discuss

Yesterday, we continued our study through Ephesians on Sunday morning.  I had the privilege of preaching Ephesians 3:14-21 which is a prayer that the apostle Paul prayed for the church.  Paul appro ... discuss

After Jesus was baptized, he came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened for him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming upon him. And a voice came from the hea ... discuss

The CollectO GOD, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles; Mercifully grant that we, who know thee now by faith, may after this life have the fruition of thy ... discuss

While I applaud many of Tripp’s helpful tips on Christian parenting, I think it is unhelpful and unbiblical to view our children as “lost.”  Are they sinners who need Jesus like I do?  Yes, f ... discuss

Too often we hear of men who are well-thought of in church. They know all of the right phrases, and know when to shed the right tears. They sing with gusto and say “Amen” at the right places in th ... discuss

Saint Proclus, the 5th century patriarch of Constantinople, is best known for his defense of Mary as the Mother of God against the bishop Nestorius. The following reading is excerpted from one of his ... discuss

The CollectO GOD, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles; Mercifully grant that we, who know thee now by faith, may after this life have the fruition of thy ... discuss

The Collect.O LORD, we beseech thee mercifully to receive the prayers of thy people who call upon thee; and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have g ... discuss

It is not introspective navel gazing that will draw us close to Christ–it is through looking outward to the One who is the object and grounds of our faith. When I fall into sin, the remedy is not ... discuss

Whatever Aquinas says in one place concerning election, regeneration, justification, the bestowal of the Holy Spirit, adoption, sanctification, and other graces, must be considered with the realizatio ... discuss

Hurry up. When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to ... discuss

I don't know if I will be successful at this, but I would like to try to do a small meditation on each day's readings.  I am doing it much more for myself than anyone else, but if others can bene ... discuss

The CollectO GOD, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only-begotten Son to the Gentiles; Mercifully grant that we, who know thee now by faith, may after this life have the fruition of thy ... discuss

Planned Parenthood thinks “Choice on Earth” is the message of Christmas. Maybe it is in a Christmas culture more identified with the shopping malls than with the churches. But maybe this year Chri ... discuss

“Pastors, elders, and deacons – we who have been called to leadership but have lost our consuming passion for Christ – what will we do today? We need not retire. Instead, we need to repent ... discuss

“Peter is among the elect and we see acted out before us the manifestation of that fact in Jesus’ conversation with Peter. Peter was a sinner just like Judas. Judas was no better or worse than ... discuss

Editorial Cartoon by AF BrancoAmericans for Limited Government Editorial: The attacks on Senator Jeff Sessions as he seeks to be confirmed as the nation’s Attorney General represent everything that ... discuss

“Love for Brothers Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and t ... discuss

VIDEO: A 2008 performance of "March of the Kings" ("Marche Des Rois") by Nowell Sing We Clear (Tony Barrand, Fred Breunig, Andy Davis and John Roberts) at Latchis Theater, Brattleboro, Vermont.+  ... discuss

When people ask me to name preachers that I enjoy listening to and learning from, the name of Alistair Begg always comes up in the conversation.  This clip from a Ligonier conference will demonstra ... discuss

  President-elect Donald Trump has fired,effective Inauguration Day January 20, every U.S. ambassador politically appointed by President Barack Obama, according to a report published Thursday night ... discuss

Since I am busy working on my third book, this will be a quick post. Here are my seven favorite non-fiction books from 2016: 33 Days to Merciful Love by Michael E. Gaitley, MIC How to Be Holy by Pet ... discuss

6 January, New Testament The Epiphany season begins today, with the Feast of the Epiphany. This day celebrates the Wise Men bringing their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the Christ Child. ... discuss

"Epiphany" means "manifestation." The full title of this feast that begins a new season of the Church Year is, "The Epiphany, or the Manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles." The Epiphany season, whic ... discuss

And I daily tip toe through it all. Pitfalls on the left. Pitfalls on the right. I want those in more liberal cultures to know that their cry for social justice was God’s idea first, who made all of ... discuss

Why? Because I’m convinced if it’s not necessary it’s too difficult and not worth my time. Listening to sermons is hard and it’s not really my learning style. So, let’s quit. Singing is outd ... discuss

January 6th, is the optional memorial of Saint André Bessette (1845- 1937), a Canadian religious of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, whose heroic service to the humble and the sickly, despite his ... discuss

Obama’s “farewell address” is just words: he’s not going anywhere On January 10th, Mr. Obama will make his “farewell address” in Chicago. Like January 20th—when Donald Tr ... discuss

This week, Passion 2017 was held in Atlanta.  The Passion Conferences are aimed at the 18-25 age bracket and have impacted many people over the years.  The present day Passion Conferences are conn ... discuss

In our culture of “anything goes,” we don’t like to think that there can be a right and wrong approach to something that feels so personal. However, when we let our own preferences dictate our p ... discuss

Rightly motivated devotional habits are never legalistic. Neither the strictest obedience to the Word of God nor the most zealous pursuit of holiness is ever legalistic if one’s motives are right. T ... discuss

In only 15 days, the 2017 G3 Conference will be held in Atlanta.  If you would like to join us, seats are still available (registration).  Take time to listen to Paul Washer as he encourages younge ... discuss

Christ must be the center: We sang the hymn Be Thou My Vision at our wedding ceremony twenty years ago. When we chose the hymn, how little did I know how important having Christ as our vision would b ... discuss

Someone asked me what the best thing about Christmas was for me this year. Before this year, I might have thought about all the people I spent Christmas with, the gifts, the music, the tinsel, the &# ... discuss

Happy New Year! Each year, I like to write a post reflecting on the past year and anticipating the year to come. 🎉🎆🎊🍾❤️"Another year is dawning, dear Father, let it beIn working o ... discuss

Recently in our elders’ meeting, we discussed the need to rethink and restructure our order of worship early in 2017.  What’s the reason for such a move by the pastors within our church? ... discuss

2 January AD 1883; transferred to 3 January* Charles Porterfield Krauth was born in Martinsburg, Virginia (now West Virginia), on 17 March 1823. He was son of the noted Lutheran pastor Dr. Charles Ph ... discuss

“The convictions that would bring you into membership in some of the congregations to which those men belong, or in which they find their home, would necessarily exclude you from membership in t ... discuss

Optional Memorial of the Most Holy Name of JesusJanuary 3rdVeneration of the Most Holy Name of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, dates back to the apostolic period. The name "Jesus" means "Yahweh saves" Saint P ... discuss

We have posted several times on the persecution of Christians by ISIS in the Middle East and elsewhere. Our brothers and sisters in faith face intimidation, torture and death simply for being disciple ... discuss

Yesterday, on the first day of 2017, I had the privilege to preach from Romans 10 on the subject of missions.  Each year, typically during the final few weeks of the year, I preach a missionary biog ... discuss

Summary A new family has moved into St. Anne’s parish. It is Christmas time and the Perez family, who are refugees, needed a safe place to stay. The red-headed twins, Katie and Patrick Brady do ... discuss

(Russian: Серафим Саровский) born Prokhor Moshnin (Прохор Мошнин), is one of the most renowned Russian monks and mystics in the Orthodox Church. He is generally considered ... discuss

Jesus’ strength as a warrior was displayed in taking all the blows we could not. He went to the cross and won our salvation. And further, Jesus didn’t fully complete his mission either. Jesus came ... discuss

Happy New Year to all and a blessed Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God! Today we also observe the 50th annual World Day of Peace and are invited to pray for peace in the world. On this first day of the ... discuss

As the world dives further into a century of “progress” and uncharted horizons, mankind continues its dissent from God, which is eerily reminiscent of the words of Jesus Christ: “What profit is ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

Adoration of the Magi, Gentile da Fabriano, 1423, Uffizi Gallery, Italy.Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)The Feast of the Epiphany was celeb ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

The experience you gain in serving in your own culture will benefit your ministry on the mission field. Indeed, sinners, cultures and situations are different throughout the globe. However, the joys a ... discuss

We should pray with gratitude when we think of our minister: “Merciful Father, we thank Thee that it pleases Thee by the ministry of men to gather Thy church out of the lost human race to life etern ... discuss

In considering how to glorify God in all that we do in our particular circumstances and callings, we would be wise to resolve to make particular resolutions to assist us in our sanctification. This we ... discuss

Mary, the all-holy ever-virgin Mother of God, is the masterwork of the mission of the Son and the Spirit in the fullness of time. For the first time in the plan of salvation and because his Spirit had ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

“Even though he died at such a young age the impact of his ministry continue to be felt for many decades, and indeed the ripples continue today. By 1855 the congregation had grown to such an ext ... discuss

“I was super excited when I found this in my husband’s stack of books. I like it because I am in a busy season as a mother of six, who homeschools, and have the joy of my sister and her family ... discuss

“Yes, Geerhardus Vos, whose biblical theological method is the bedrock for much Reformed Christocentric preaching these days, preached non-Christocentric sermons. At least three, at any rate. I ... discuss

St. Peter ChrysologusSaint Peter Chrysologus (406-450) was a Bishop and Doctor of the Catholic Church. The New Advent website states that his piety and zeal for the faith won him universal admiration. ... discuss

Pope Sylvester I and Emperor ConstantineDecember 31st, is the optional memorial of Saint Sylvester I (??? - 335), the 4th century pontiff, who guided the Church during a period of violent persecution ... discuss

In 2015, Reformation Bible College hosted a conference.  Below, you will view a Q&A session with Drs. Nathan Busenitz, Steven Lawson, John MacArthur, Stephen Nichols, and R.C. Sproul. $5 Friday ... discuss

“The family is the privileged setting where every person learns to give and receive love… The family is an intermediate institution between individuals and society, and nothing can completely tak ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

This book, a devotional, is by, for, and about young people. They seek to reach those who fall into the age range of 18-25. This devotional provides material for one full year. Louie Giglio writes t ... discuss

Popping off Rockettes spotlight liberal hypocrisy “It’s understandable liberals presumed the Rockettes were going to be forced to do something with which they were opposed, because that’s what t ... discuss

December 30, 2016Scripture tells us practically nothing about the first years and the boyhood of the Child Jesus. All we know are the facts of the sojourn in Egypt, the return to Nazareth, and the inc ... discuss

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomasby Sen. Ted Cruz: On Sept. 24, after years of effort, the National Museum of African American History and Culture was finally opened to the public. The Smithsonian ... discuss

A plenary indulgence may be gained by reciting or singing the hymn Veni Creator Spiritus on the first day of the year. This hymn calls on the Holy Spirit's guidance, protection and blessing before end ... discuss

A couple of years ago, I reorganized my blogging schedule to be more intentional about how, when, and why I publish articles on my blog.  As a pastor, I want to use this blog to benefit to the churc ... discuss

“Technology is so immersive, it’s like oxygen.” So says Tony Reinke, a senior staff writer and researcher for desiringGod, who has studied culture and technology for years. “It’s s ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: President-elect Trump said his administration will be focused on three very important words: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs.He has outlined a bold agenda to achieve 4 percent economic growth in Am ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

If you are a Christian you are ‘more than a conqueror through him who loved us’ (Rom. 8:37). More than a conqueror? Me? Yes, you. This is not true only of seasoned, mature, particularly holy Chri ... discuss

On Sept. 24, after years of effort, the National Museum of African American History and Culture was finally opened to the public. The Smithsonian’s new museum has been rightly praised for its detail ... discuss

Several years ago, Conrad Mbewe preached in the Strange Fire conference.  His topic was, “Are We Preachers or Witch Doctors?”  You can view the full sermon below and consider the proble ... discuss

Today we commemorate the Feast of the Holy Innocents. All male children under the age of two in Bethlehem were massacred by King Herod the Great in an attempt to kill the child Jesus. We call these ... discuss

We read in Matthew 2 that when Jesus was born in Bethlehem, King Herod, fearing for his throne, ordered that all the male infants of Bethlehem be killed. These children are regarded as martyrs for the ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

While the majority of evangelicals see the problems with Vines’s view, Hill’s is more appealing to evangelicals in the current cultural climate. Many who hold or support this middle view may belie ... discuss

When I look back over a year that had run its course, especially what I read for that year, I sometimes experience disappointment because I didn't read as much as I had wanted to. This year is one of ... discuss

Throughout 2017, we will remember the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.  It was during the dark days of the sixteenth century that the light of God’s Word came bursting forth f ... discuss

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The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

“My primary interest in biblical theology has always been not for its own sake but for the relationship and interface between it and systematic theology, as the former serves to provide the latt ... discuss

As we have said, our union to Christ and to one another is His gift, not our achievement. But the manifestation of our union is both a calling and an achievement. As Calvin taught us, what is true of ... discuss

You imply that really good people (e.g., Gandhi) should also be saved, not just Christians. The problem is that Christians do not believe anyone can be saved by being good. If you don’t come to God ... discuss

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Acts 6: 8 And Stephen, full of grace and power, was performing great wonders and [h]signs among the people. 9 But some men from what was called the Synagogue of the Freedmen, including both Cyrenia ... discuss

“On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a partridge in a pear tree.”The period known as Christmastide begins with the Feast of the Nativity itself; specifically, with the evening ... discuss

Yesterday, we had the distinct privilege to gather with our church family on Christmas.  As we gathered for worship, it wasn’t just any Lord’s Day, it was the day set aside on the calend ... discuss

26 December, New Testament Saint Stephen's Day remembers the first recorded martyr of the Church. Stephen knew the gift of Christmas: His Lord came in human flesh to bring forgiveness and as Jesus for ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

If we are to “remember Jesus Christ” (2 Tim. 2:8) and daily experience the grace and power that come from the Holy Spirit from doing so, it is vital to seize upon the opportunity to saturate our l ... discuss

Concerning how we understand repentance, Bible-believing Christians should be wary of at least three major errors. First, the Roman Catholic Church has turned repentance into a sacrament, where in the ... discuss

Despair, in other words, is only remedied through faith in Jesus Christ, “through whom we have now received reconciliation” with God (Rom 5:11). Even those united to Christ through faith c ... discuss

As believers we live by faith, not by sight. Our circumstances may appear to indicate that God is not for us or that he is giving us too much to handle. Yet we live by faith in God’s word which says ... discuss

Homily of His Holiness Benedict XVIVatican Basilica Sunday, 1st January 2012Dear Brothers and Sisters!On the first day of the year, the liturgy resounds in the Church throughout the world with th ... discuss

The Collect.ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by ... discuss

The Collect.O GOD, who makest us glad with the yearly Expectation of the birth of Thine only Son Jesus Christ: grant that as we joyfully receive Him for our Redeemer, so we may with sure confid ... discuss

“When you trace back the lineage of Jesus you come through Lot’s cave. And the stench of sin in that cave is overwhelming; just as the stench of sin throughout the Old Testament is nauseating. ... discuss

“The Birth of Jesus And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governo ... discuss

Imagine. Waking up to find that your wife is pregnant…and you had nothing to do with it. And then, an angel appeared to you telling you that she carried the Hope of humanity within her and you were ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 661 Proper of Seasons: 357 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1109 Midday Prayer for Wednesday, December 21, using the Current Psalmody God, come to ... discuss

Ribbon Placement: Liturgy of the Hours Vol. I: Ordinary: 653 Proper of Seasons: 355 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV, 1103 Christian Prayer: Ordinary: 689 Proper of Seasons: 128 Psalter: Wednesday, Week IV ... discuss

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Unchanging progressive elites get “kicked” by the electorate “There’s no education in the second kick of a mule.” – Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Majority Leader President-elect D ... discuss

[dropcapA[/dropcap]s we celebrate the birth of Christ this weekend, this video and song by Sovereign Grace Music is worth listening to and considering the theology of the incarnation. Statistics  ... discuss

Listen, Christian. You know that this festive season, for all its glitter, has a center that shines more brightly still. Each Sunday you sit in church hearing the familiar tale, whether dressed in el ... discuss

All of this would be of little encouragement if our good and gracious God were not also sovereign. He can and does turn our mistakes as parents into blessings for our children. Each night I can lay ... discuss

Often someone will complain cluelessly that our present times are the worst. But in fact, even in today’s troubled world, we are living in the best times, the most privileged and blessed times. How ... discuss

Michelle’s pouty face is fully justified: Trump will void her hubby’s presidency “Anyone who puts faith in a politician to make his or her life better is worshipping a false god. … ... discuss

Many people claim that John Calvin was against missions and that those who call themselves Calvinists or prescribe to the 5-points of Calvinism are anti-missional in their thinking.  Is that true? ... discuss

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It is in this sense that when we confess our sin, we do not receive forgiveness so much as we realize it. Jesus paid it all; all to Him we owe. From that realization, the wonder of grace dawns ane ... discuss

The Gospel is a message of disarming simplicity. Unlike paganism, which is forever impersonal, the true God of such cosmic immensity is also the personal God of the divine Trinity who reaches down to ... discuss

Detail,Virgin of the Angels, Adolphe-William Bouguereau, 1881.Blessedness is not a matter of external circumstances or emotion. It is possible to feel blessed even in the midst of great suffering ... discuss

If it’s right to oppose the killing of human beings at the beginning of life, why do so many evangelicals say it’s okay near the end of life? Evangelical support for the pro-life cause is both wel ... discuss

In 2013 at the Cross Conference, Mark Dever interviewed John Piper about why he’s not a missionary, the relationship between marriage and missions, and what tricky terms like “missionary ... discuss

In a word, let’s return to the historic objective of using the Advent season to affirm both the victory of Christ in His 1st Advent and our longing for the consummation of His victory in the 2nd ... discuss

Very often those that are most ready to be angry with others, and to carry their resentments highest for their faults, are equally or still more guilty of the same faults. And so those that are most a ... discuss

As a pastor, I’ve seen too many marriages flounder (or fall apart) over the years. The church usually is good about rallying around a couple for sympathy, counsel, and comfort in the midst of marita ... discuss

There might be some fruitful ground here for answering both the Baptists and the Federal Vision folks, who both have the same error in treating the NT sacraments as working the same way. Indeed, as a ... discuss

Perhaps the irony of Christmas is that, in its current form, it has become one of the focal points of the culture of distraction, which Pascal so ably critiqued. It is all about consumption, which is ... discuss

In this episode, Pastor Richard answers a question about Baptism? Is baptism a work of mankind's obedience or is baptism a work of God giving grace? These two assumptions will yield drastic difference ... discuss

Next in the continuing series of posts on the History of the Sovereign Pontiffs, we pick up after Pope St. Victor I and come to the 15th Sovereign Pontiff: Pope St. Zephyrinus.A native of Rome, St. Ze ... discuss

Celebrating Christmas is always a joy for our family.  Our children have followed in their parent’s footsteps by enjoying all of the festivities of Christmas.  This week will be a full week ... discuss

Christmas is the origin of Christian evangelization in the world because the primary Eucharistic event of our faith is the birth of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Jesus is God’s Living Word mad ... discuss

“When our ethnic and political identities fail us and show themselves to be weak, God shows Himself powerful. It is because of my identity as His redeemed child, an identity that transcends both ... discuss

All the women heard Paul speak about the Gospel. And yet only one of them ended up believing and getting baptized. What accounted for the difference? That stunning phrase in verse 14, “the Lord open ... discuss

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Sen. Jeff SessionsFormer U.S. Attorneys: His ‘Inviolable Promise To Treat All People Equally Under The Law’ Leave Us In ‘No Doubt That Senator Sessions Can Do The Job Well’ Former Assistant ... discuss

Consider the following: Our original state of grace was forfeited when our first parents rejected God's love in favor of the Devil's lies. God loves us so much that even if you were the only person to ... discuss

Read A Maxim of St. Philip Neri for Each Day of the Year • Devotion to the Blessed Virgin is actually necessary, because there is no better means of obtaining God’s graces than through His most ho ... discuss

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Westchester, N.Y., Dec 12, 2016 / 11:02 pm (CNA).- What if proof for God's existence – and our very souls – could be found within our DNA? Published in September of this year by Howard Bo ... discuss

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"The Visitation"We are now in the 3rd week of advent. Time flies doesn’t it? We’re walking our way from the first news of the coming messiah given to Mary. We discovered how Mary must’ve felt ... discuss

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