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Current Events

Chicago Judge Considers Meaning of Male and Female

“The lawsuit, Students and Parents for Privacy v. U.S. Department of Education, is one of several cases across the country calling on the courts, not medical experts or scientists, to define the meaning of male and female.”

Bible Study/Preaching/Apologetics

Nick Batzig – 18 Marks of Gospel-Produced Humility

Nick Batzig notes 18 principles on humility provided by Thomas Brooks in the classic work, Unsearchable Riches of Christ.

Brian Hedges – If God Is Sovereign, Why Pray?

“The glove is not determinative; I am. But the glove is involved because it is filled with my hand. My prayers are not determinative; God is. But I am involved if I am filled with God’s Spirit.”

R. C. Sproul – The Holiness of God and the Sinfulness of Man

“Two things that every human being absolutely must come to understand are the holiness of God and the sinfulness of man. These topics are difficult for people to face. And they go together: if we understand who God is, and catch a glimpse of His majesty, purity, and holiness, then we are instantly aware of the extent of our own corruption. When that happens, we fly to grace—because we recognize that there’s no way that we could ever stand before God apart from grace.”

Trent Hunter – Why Study the Book of Joshua?

“By giving the land, the Lord shows us the kind of salvation he brings. By keeping his covenant promises through Joshua, the Lord shows us the kind of savior he provides. By saving Gentiles by faith, the Lord shows us the kind of people he saves. There are other reasons, but these are the best reasons to open, to read, and to study the book of Joshua.”

William Varner – Seed of Promise in Genesis 3:15

“The gospel is not something God hid until Jesus came in the flesh. After Adam’s Fall, God shared the seeds of a plan He had already worked out before time began.”

Servants of Grace has embarked on a study of the book of Ephesians. I encourage you to check out what has been posted thus far:

Charlie Handren – Introduction to Ephesians

Mike Boling – The Glorious Blessing of Adoption

Origins/Science:

Robert Carter and Lisa Cosner – Human/Animal Hybrids?

“Science should be used to glorify God, but this new branch of science is more about humans playing God.”

Kevin Anderson – Just How Random Are Mutations?

“Organisms were created with programs that can intentionally alter their genetic activity. This programming gives plants and animals the needed flexibility to adapt to differing environments and constantly changing conditions. Plants, animals, and humans were engineered to fulfill God’s directive of multiplying and filling the earth (Genesis 1:28).”

Oldies but Goodies

Wilhemus à Brakel – The Christian’s Reasonable Service (Volume 1)

A .pdf version of Volume 1 of this classic work.

Wilhemus à Brakel – The Christian’s Reasonable Service (Volume 2)

A .pdf version of Volume 2 of this classic work.