The Reason You Are Married

Marriage for God’s Glory The ultimate thing to see in the Bible about marriage is that it exists for God’s glory. Most foundationally, marriage is the doing of God. Most ultimately, marriage is the display of God. It is designed by God to display his glory in a way...

#34: Faithful In Friendship[Sermon]

Join Dave as he continues our 1 Samuel series looking at 1 Samuel 23:15-29.

The Priesthood of Believers: A Lens for Viewing the World

January 09, 2020 by: Edward T. Welch We Aspire to Be Close As we live in our identity as a priest—which means that we are near to God—there are a couple of things that emerge as we look out into the world. One is that we notice when children are hurt, they want to...

Satan, Demons, and the Christian

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, "Are Demons Really Fallen Angels?" What you’ll hear in this episode What the Bible Teaches about Satan. Why Christians do not need to fear false teachers or Satan. The power of the gospel of Christ. Subscribing,...

The Substitutionary Death of Christ

Today we’ll continue our study of “Great Doctrines of the Bible” by Martyn Lloyd-Jones by examining chapter 29, “Substitution.” In our last post, we looked at some of the false theories of the atonement. However, while some of these theories had elements of truth in...

5 Things Your Children Need from You

Lies Children Believe It is important to understand that every child ever born believes two dangerous and destructive lies. If you pay attention, you can see these lies operating in the lives of your children. The power of these lies should be way more important to...

2 Peter

The Stability of the Grace and Knowledge of Christ

Our “fellow elder,” Peter, preacher, and sheep under the chief Shepherd the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Peter 5:1-4) writes to us in 2 Peter his closing charges and encouragements. Christian and non-Christian alike, are familiar with the two disciples in the New Testament...

The Patience of God

2 Peter 3:15-16, “15 And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, 16 as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are...

Be Diligent

2 Peter 3:14, “Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace." I do not think that there is a better motivational verse for godly living than 2 Peter 3:14. The main reason I think this is due...
God’s Timing is Better than Our Timing

God’s Timing is Better than Our Timing

2 Peter 3:8, “But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” Why does it seem that, from our human perspective, God is slow to work? God’s timing often does not sync with our timing. In...

God’s Powerful, Judging Word

God’s Powerful, Judging Word

2 Peter 3:7, “But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.” 2 Peter was written to stir up his beloved readers’ sincere mind by way of reminder (2 Pet. 3:1)....

The End is Near

The End is Near

If you want to mock Christians, just haul out the old stereotype: An eager evangelist wearing a sandwich board that says The End is Near. He or she feels compelled to warn passersby of their impending doom. The passersby, meanwhile, continue to pass by, a stream of...

His Coming

His Coming

2 Peter 3:3-4, “3 knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. 4 They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they...

Remember the Word

Remember the Word

2 Peter 3:1-2, “This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, 2 that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through...

Entangled Again

Entangled Again

2 Peter 2:20-22, “20 For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. 21 For it would have...

Unaware of Our Slavery

Unaware of Our Slavery

If you were a slave, don’t you think you would know it? In 2 Peter 2:18-19, Peter tells us that false teachers “are slaves of corruption” even though they claim to know the way to freedom. They are enticing people to sin by “speaking loud boasts of folly” about their...

Living Water that Satisfies in the Word of God

Living Water that Satisfies in the Word of God

Restless and bored at my Grandma’s house, I picked up a magazine and began flipping through pages. I found weight loss tips and decorating ideas for the upcoming season, ads for cosmetics and inspirational stories about reunited families. There was nothing unusual or...

Gain from Wrongdoing

Gain from Wrongdoing

2 Peter 2:15-16, “15 Forsaking the right way, they have gone astray. They have followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved gain from wrongdoing, 16 but was rebuked for his own transgression; a speechless donkey spoke with human voice and restrained the...

Full of Adultery

Full of Adultery

2 Peter 2:14, “14 They have eyes full of adultery, insatiable for sin. They entice unsteady souls. They have hearts trained in greed. Accursed children!” In yesterday’s article, I ended by explaining that the false teachers described in Peter’s second epistle did not...

Blots and Blemishes

Blots and Blemishes

2 Peter 2:12-13, “12 But these, like irrational animals, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed, blaspheming about matters of which they are ignorant, will also be destroyed in their destruction, 13 suffering wrong as the wage for their wrongdoing....

The Glorious Ones

The Glorious Ones

2 Peter 2:9-11, “then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials,[a] and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment, 10 and especially those who indulge[b] in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority. Bold and willful, they do...