#35: A Corner of the Robe[Sermon]

Join Dave as he continues our 1 Samuel series looking at 1 Samuel 24:1-22.

How Theology Shapes the Prayers of Christians

Turning Meditation into Prayer How Our Theology Shapes Our Prayers from Crossway on Vimeo. How does our theological awareness show up in our prayers? That is a very good question. I think it shows itself in how we address God and it shows itself in what we pray about...

The Purpose and Meaning of Christian Dogma

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, "What is Christian Dogma?" What you’ll hear in this episode The Criteria for Christian Dogma. Christian Dogma and a Watching World. The Apostle Paul, Timothy, and Sound Doctrine. The Source of Sound Doctrine. The...

How to Prioritize Reading

Set Reading Priorities Our reading may not be disciplined, efficient, or fruitful until we read with purpose. Before you begin reading a book, determine why you are reading it. We will often neglect what we don’t prioritize. And book reading is often neglected because...

Be Excellent as Christ Is Excellent

Be Grounded in God’s Own Glory and Excellence As Daniel Harrington and James Keenan contend, “From an ethical viewpoint, the end is the quintessential point of departure, since strong ethical systems always start with the end. The goal always defines the agenda being...

The Necessity of the Atonement

We’ve been looking at the atonement in our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones. First, we looked at a few theories of the atonement that don’t do justice to the teaching of Scripture. Then, we looked at the biblical teaching of the...

Quotes

Spurgeon: “Hide not the offense of the cross”

“But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man” —Galatians 1:11 A gospel which is after men will be welcomed by men; but it needs a divine operation upon the heart and mind to make a man willing to receive into his inmost soul...

In All Your Work Tell The Truth

The following passage from J.C. Ryle's Holiness is sweetly refreshing: If we desire to do good, let us never be ashamed of walking in the steps of our Lord Jesus Christ. Work hard if you will, and have the opportunity, for the souls of others. Press them to consider...

Spurgeon: It is God Who Justifies

The following is taken from Spurgeon’s classic book All of Grace—an earnest word for those seeking salvation and God Romans 8:33, "Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies." You cannot justify yourself A wonderful thing it is, this being...

Christian Contentment

“Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be...

O Thou Who Hast Our Sorrows Borne a hymn by John Wesley

O Thou who hast our sorrows borne, Help us to look on Thee and mourn, On Thee whom we have slain, Have pierced a thousand thousand times, And by reiterated crimes Renewed Thy mortal pain. Vouchsafe us eyes of faith to see The Man transfixed on Calvary, To know Thee,...

Live a Resurrection-Life

Horatius Bonar: “It was henceforth with a risen Master that the disciples had to do. It was a risen Christ who was their companion on the way to Emmaus; it was a risen Christ who entered the upper chamber with ‘Peace be to you’ on His lips; it was a risen Christ who...

Preach to Yourself

"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." (Hebrews 4:12 KJV) “Have you...

Eternal Fountain of all that rich grace

Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”...

Once a Man has the Love of Christ in His Heart

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones from Unsearchable Riches of Christ: An Exposition of Ephesians 3 (page 253): The secret of the early Christians, the early Protestants, Puritans and Methodists was that they were taught about the love of Christ, and they became filled with a...

Profession without Prayer

J.C. Ryle, from A Call to Prayer: I do not deny that a person may pray without heart and without sincerity. I do not for a moment pretend to say that the mere fact of a people praying, proves everything about their soul. As in every other part of religion, so also in...

Manifest Thy Healing Power!

Charles Spurgeon, from The Pastor in Prayer: Heal us, Emanuel! Here we are, needing that healing. Good Physician, here is scope for Thee; come and manifest Thy healing power! There are many of us who have looked unto Jesus and are lightened, but we do confess that our...

Lord, Glorify Thyself in Us!

Charles Spurgeon, from The Pastor in Prayer: Lord, convert our friends that still remain unsaved. Oh, mighty power of God, let none come into this house, even accidentally and casually, without receiving some devout impression. May the Spirit of God work mightily by...

The Way of Attaining to Godliness

Walter Marshall, from The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification: The way of attaining to godliness is so far from being known without learning out of the Holy Scriptures that, when it is here plainly revealed, we cannot learn it so easily as the duties of the law, which...

Our Great Duty

Walter Marshall, from The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification: The nature of the duties of the law is such as requires an apprehension of our reconciliation with God, and His hearty love and favor towards us for the doing of them. The great duty is love to God with our...

Lift Up Your Head and Sing For Joy

Charles Spurgeon: Your cleanness is not a thing of degrees, it is not a variable or vanishing quantity, it is present, abiding, perfect, you are clean through the Word, through the application of the blood of sprinkling to the conscience, and through the imputation of...

The Twofold Demand of the Law

John Murray from Redemption Accomplished and Applied (as quoted in Jesus + Nothing = Everything): The real use and purpose of the formula (active and passive obedience) is to emphasize the two distinct aspects of our Lord’s vicarious obedience. The truth expressed...