Peace if possible. Truth at all costs. ~ Martin Luther

The Blessed Life (Part 1)

“God be merciful to us and bless us,And cause His face to shine upon us. Selah.” (Psalm 67:1) The writer of this Psalm is after something.  Something that to him is worth more than anything else he could sing or write songs about. More than money, or fame, or power, or even any human relationship, […]

The Glorious Doctrine of The Ascension of Christ

Christmas brings the incarnation before us every year.  Easter does the same for Jesus death and resurrection.  But the doctrine of the Ascension is a part of the story that is not given nearly as much attention. There is an “Ascension Day” on the Christian calendar, but when were you last in a church service […]

“Fan Mail to Calvin” by J.I.Packer [Classic Reprint]

Last week I came across the following article clipping in my files. The article appeared in Christianity Today, January 14, 1991. (I was in my just starting my final year in Bible College at the time … how on earth did I find the time to read CT?) Packer’s article, which in light of the “New […]

“Delight In The Will of God” by John A. Broadus [Dead Guy University]

It’s a joy to return to Dead Guy University. On Sundays I like to post classic articles and sermons from Church history. Today we have a wonderful sermon by John A. Broadus (1827-1895). I confess that I have not read a lot of Broadus, but I have a desire to read lot more. He was […]

The First Language Tool You Should Get For Bible Study

I’m sometimes asked by members of our congregation, “Pastor, I’d like to go deeper in my study of the Bible, can you recommend some tools to dig into the original languages?” I love to hear questions like that, because it means these folks have a healthy appetite and desire for God’s Word. It’s a great […]

Nice Things or Good Things?

“Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in […]

He Who Did Not Spare

“He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all …” (Romans 8:32) Look at that phrase: “did not spare”. It’s made up of two Greek words … “pheidomai ou”, literally “spared not”. It means “to not act leniently, to not hold back”. But to really get the full picture […]

He’s Got The Whole World in His Hands

Moses stepped up to the banks of the wide Red Sea, leading the people of Israel (possibly as many as 3,000,000 of them).  Bearing down on them from behind were the armies of Pharaoh, intent on bringing them back to slavery in Egypt.  Trapped.  An impassable sea in front of them, and their enemy closing […]

2 Simple Keys to Walking in the Blessing of God

We know the Bible’s promise “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31). The question is: how can I know whether God IS for me? In a general sense, if you have repented of sin and self, and put all your trust in Jesus as your Savior, God is for you. The […]

God Is Looking Forward to the End Too!

The Bible ends with the Apostle John exclaiming “Even so, come, Lord Jesus!” (Revelation 22:20). In a sin-soaked world full of trials and persecution, John was excitedly anxious for the Lord’s return. He was looking for the day. John speaks for all Christians. The Apostle Paul talked about us as a people who “love (long […]

Aeron Morgan 1934 – 2013

My father went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 3rd.  A week later I had the honor of giving the eulogy at his funeral back in Australia, and what follows below is a transcript. He lived a wonderfully fruitful life for His Savior, and I will always consider it the most profound […]