Author: Chris Poblete

Blessed are Those Who Walk in the Word

Psalm 119 is the giant of all psalms, and each verse is about the word of the Lord. If the Bible had a theme song (a really long theme song), this would be it. Specifically, it is a song and prayer of someone who delights in the Word. Charles Spurgeon once said that this psalm could be called “the holy soul’s soliloquy before an open Bible.” The psalmist chooses to begin his great psalm with this benediction: Psalm 119:1 ESV, “Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD!” Those who have been...

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Reformation Again and Again: Finding Hope in the Mess of Nehemiah 13

Nehemiah 13:22 ESV, “Then I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves and come and guard the gates, to keep the Sabbath day holy. Remember this also in my favor, O my God, and spare me according to the greatness of your steadfast love.” The book of Nehemiah is a story of reformation. God’s people return home to the once-great-but-now-destroyed city of Jerusalem. Under God’s protection and Nehemiah’s leadership, they rebuild its broken walls, reconstruct the old temple, and reorient their hearts under God’s holy law. The first twelve chapters unfold an epic story of how God redeems,...

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YOU CAN FEAR GOD or YOU CAN FEAR MAN

You have two options when you’re faced with opposition: fear God or fear man. Nehemiah faced with choice when the wall around Jerusalem was finally completed, reconstructed after 52 days of hard labor. For those unfamiliar with the story, Nehemiah chapters 1 through 6 follows the story of a man named Nehemiah. Nehemiah was appointed by God to lead God’s people back to Jerusalem and rebuild the city walls, which were destroyed 141 years earlier. This was a task that seemingly nobody took upon themselves for a century and a half! Yet, even in the face of much opposition...

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Nine Bible Passages For Meditating On The Gospel

The Christian never graduates from the Gospel. It is the very “grace of God in truth” that serves as the foundation for our new life in Christ. Therefore, we should remember, rehearse, and recite the Gospel regularly. Here are Nine Bible passages on the Gospel that are worth meditating on: Isaiah 53:3-6 He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed...

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Seven Ways to Wage War Against Sin

Editors note: The purpose of this series is to help our readers understand what sin is, how serious sin is, and how great the grace of God, who offers redemption to sinners from sin and new life in Christ. David Dunham opened our series on sin with a look at sin and biochecmical brokenness. Zach wrote on overcoming a sinful theology of Lent and Fasting. Nick Batzig wrote on two dangers and three duties in confessing sin to one another. Dave wrote on indwelling sin, positional sanctification, and progressive sanctification. Dave wrote on living however you want a looking...

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