Please enable javascript in your browser to view this site!

Subscribe now

All articles & reviews tagged with grace

Article

May 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

Wanting Wisdom (3)

In the previous two articles we saw that Scripture is the source of true wisdom and that the gospel of Christ is the embodiment of God’s wisdom. In this final article we consider how the divine wisdom applies to us personally. The apostle Paul describes the gospel as ‘the hidden wisdom which God ordained…

Read more

Article

February 2000
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Being Positive?

Dave, a young man who worked with me when I first came to Miller Avenue Baptist Church, wanted to preach a sermon on faith. It would be his very first sermon. About two minutes into it he staggered a bit, his knees buckled and I caught him just before he hit the floor. Later…

Read more

Article

February 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

Christ, our Wisdom and our Righteousness

A sermon that well illustrates how justification by faith alone lay at the heart of the eighteenth-century Evangelical revival is Whitefield's sermon on 1 Corinthians 1:30: Christ, the believer's wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption. It was written out early in 1741 while Whitefield was on board ship on his way home to England from…

Read more

Article

October 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

Seasoned with salt

‘Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that we may know how ye ought to answer every man.’ (Colossians 4:6). When Paul wrote those words, he was not just urging us to talk about the grace of God (this we will do), he is telling us that our speech and general…

Read more

Article

August 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

Nicodemus – buying the truth

We know very little about Nicodemus. The information we do have about him is supplied by John, in three passages in the fourth Gospel: 3:1-21; 7:45-53; and 19:38-42. These passages demonstrate the development of grace in the life of this renowned Jew whom John never allows us to forget, and of whom John constantly…

Read more

Article

March 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

Preaching the gospel properly: 3

It is time to be more positive, but there is, of course, no single way of preaching the gospel properly. God uses preachers of many different styles and methods to call his elect. It would be very dull if we all used exactly the same approach. Certainly, I have neither the right nor the…

Read more

Article

February 1995
Articles > Biblical/theological

Do you believe in predestination?

A number of years ago when the Calvinist / Arminian controversy was being actively discussed in Scotland, one man stood up in a prayer meeting end preyed, 'I thank you, Lord, that there is no such word as predestination in the Bible'. It perhaps reflected, sadly, that in coming to conclusions upon matters of…

Read more