Current Events

President Trump Takes Office

Regardless of one’s opinion on President Trump, we did experience on 20 Jan a peaceful transition of political power.

Russell Moore – You Should Pray for Donald Trump No Matter How You Voted

“With the inauguration of a new president of the United States, now is a time to pray for President Trump and to remember our obligation as Christians to pray for all those who are in civil authority.”

Bible Study/Preaching/Family Issues/Apologetics

Dr. John Baumgardner and Jeremy D. Lyon – A Linguistic Argument for God’s Existence

“The only reasonable way to account for the linguistic aspects of the laws of nature and of DNA is an intellect with capacities so vast that most people would immediately identify this entity as God. Such linguistic capacities draw attention to the God of the Bible.”

Tim Challies – Reading Out of Love for Others

“Reading is a solitary pursuit. You grab your book, you kick back on the couch, and the hours roll by. But even though reading is a solitary pursuit, it is not necessarily a selfish one. Reading can actually be an important way to love others. ”

Lex Meyer – Faith During Hard Times

“The lesson we receive from Job is that God is always worthy of our praise, no matter what struggles we face.”

Nick Batzig – 7 Ways to Care for Your Wife

“Brothers, we must learn to live out of our union with Christ and to listen to all that His word teaches us about our responsibilities as husbands if we are to ever truly to care for the needs of our wives.”

John MacArthur – How Scripture Empowers Personal Holiness

“Godliness, Christlikeness, and Christian spirituality all describe a Christian becoming more like God. The most powerful way to effect this change is by letting the Word of God dwell in one richly (Col. 3:16). When one embraces Scripture without reservation, it will energetically work God’s will in the believer’s life (1 Thess. 2:13). The process could be basically defined as follows:

Christian spirituality involves growing to be like God in character and conduct by personally submitting to the transforming work of God’s Word and God’s Spirit.”

Michael Boling – Exposition of Ruth 2:1-7

“Ruth 2:1-7 sets the stage for the entrance of Bo’az onto the scene with Ruth, by the divine plan and sovereignty of God, gleaning food in the fields of Na’omi’s kinsman. We find Bo’az to be a God fearing man, one remained committed to God in the midst of an Israelite society that had such a tendency during this period of its history to turn from God. This upstanding man meets Ruth which will now set the stage for some even more edge of your seat activity.”

Servants of Grace is continuing to work through Galatians. Check out what posted this past week:

Dave Jenkins – Dying to Live

Dave Jenkins – By Faith Alone

Dave Jenkins – Father Abraham Has Many Sons

Dave Jenkins – The Old Cursed Cross

As a reminder, the latest issue of Theology for Life has been released. It is the largest issue to date. The subject matter is the important and often overlooked Doctrine of God. View or download it for free here.

Origins/Science:

Jennifer Hall Rivera – Can Forensic Science Trace the World’s Origins?

“Historical sciences, including forensic science investigation, will never be capable of providing the level of accuracy a perfect God provides through His inerrant eyewitness testimony and prolific evidence throughout all avenues of creation.”

Dr. Andrew Snelling – Determination of the Decay Constants and Half-Lives of Uranium-238 (238U) and Uranium-235 (235U), and the Implications for U-Pb and Pb-Pb Radioisotope Dating Methodologies

“That we may still be detecting the radioisotope decay rates decelerating is likewise consistent with the biblical global Flood cataclysm occurring only about 4300 years ago.”

Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell – What Would a Monkey Say If It Had a Mind To?

“The similarities and differences of true language and the language-like communications used by monkeys do not reveal the origin of either. But the origins of both human language and the roots of our many languages are knowable. Their history is knowable because we have an eyewitness account provided to us by God in His Word. As with so many questions about origins, the real answers are in Genesis! And the Bible’s historical answers are consistent with scientific and linguistic observations.”

Oldies but Goodies

Charles Spurgeon – The Soul Winner

“Soulwinning is the chief business of the Christian minister; indeed, it should be the main pursuit of every true believer. We should each say with Simon Peter, “I go a fishing,” and with Paul our aim should be, “That I might by all means save some.”

J. C. Ryle – Growth in Grace

“The spiritual health and prosperity, the spiritual happiness and comfort of every true-hearted and holy Christian — are intimately connected with the subject of spiritual growth.”

C. O. Rosenius – The Purpose of the Law

“If the Law has not hit the sinner deeply enough, he can find relief and consolation in his own deeds, his repentance, his prayers, his improvement, his victory over certain sins, his new religious life.”

Thomas Manton – Do Unto Others (Matthew 7:12)

“Our love to our ordinary brother must be excited and measured by our love to God; and our love to our Christian brother, our fellow-saints, must be from the love of God.”