God Is Light, Darkness Is Lies

Join Andy as he continues his series through 1 John looking at 1 John 1:5-6.

The Great Sustainer

Colossians 1:16-17, “16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold...

The Strength of Meekness

I came across a manual given to college students on how to assimilate into the North American culture in the United States. Among the suggestions were the following: Never ask an American a direct question about their religion, age, money, salary, weight, or dress...

Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane Ortlund

The heart of God is at the center of the gospel message. His affections towards His people is not a great mystery that needs to be discovered but has been revealed in the person and work of Jesus. God’s heart towards His people is seen throughout Scripture. The Lord...

The Belt of Truth and the Breastplate of Righteousness

On today’s Warriors of Grace show continuing season two, Dave discusses the righteousness of God and the breastplate of righteousness, the belt of truth and the Word of God, and what union with Christ is and how it relates to spiritual warfare. What you’ll hear in...

Raised With Christ: Your Easter Story

Colossians 3:1-3, “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with...

Martyn Lloyd-Jones

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...

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...

What Happened on the Cross?

Sin has separated man from God, and the only way of reconciliation is through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. His life, death, and resurrection have made it possible for sinful humanity to be restored to God. But, why is the cross necessary? What happened on the cross...
Consider Jesus

Consider Jesus

In chapter 22 of Great Doctrines of the Bible, Martyn Lloyd-Jones highlights four reasons Scripture gives for everyone to consider Jesus: He is the fulfillment of all prophecies and promises Jesus himself teaches that all of Scripture points to himself (John 5:39;...

The Covenant of Grace in the New Testament

The Covenant of Grace in the New Testament

We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones. The previous article examined the covenant of grace and how it has been revealed in the Old Testament. Today, we’ll look at chapter 21 and see how the covenant of grace is revealed in the New...

What is the Covenant of Grace?

What is the Covenant of Grace?

Our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible has taken us through the creation and fall of man. Because Adam failed to keep God’s law, mankind has been condemned and enslaved to sin and its eternal consequences. However, our last post looked at God’s eternal plan of...

God’s Eternal Plan of Redemption

God’s Eternal Plan of Redemption

Our sin has left us eternally separated from God. Mankind has been polluted, thus leaving us both unable and unwilling to please God and be restored to him. We can’t obey, and we simply don’t want to. What hope do we have then? If our sin keeps us from believing and...

The Pollution of Man

The Pollution of Man

Since the Fall of Man, each person has been born with a sin nature. By the sin of Adam, all men were made sinners (Romans 5:19). We were created to worship and serve God, yet that has been tainted and perverted. Instead of worshipping God we worship ourselves; instead...

The Fall of Man

The Fall of Man

Brokenness is all around us. It doesn’t matter your political views or your religious beliefs, everyone can see that something is wrong. Murder, hate, envy, jealousy, and oppression continue to be prevalent. Everyone seems to be chasing happiness and fulfillment yet...

The Creation of Man

The Creation of Man

We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) by examining chapters 14 and 15, which deal with the creation of man in God’s image. Scripture shows that something special was taking place when God created mankind, which is emphasized...

Three Aspects of God’s Providence

Three Aspects of God’s Providence

We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) by examining chapter 13 entitled, “The Providence of God.” MLJ defines providence as “that continued exercise of the divine energy whereby the Creator upholds all his creatures, is...

The Creation of the World

The Creation of the World

We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) by examining chapter 12 entitled, “The Creation of the World.” Definition of Creation MLJ begins by providing a definition of creation (borrowed from Berkhof). Creation is “that free act...

Who Is Satan?

Who Is Satan?

We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) by examining chapter 11 entitled, “The Devil and the Fallen Angels.” MLJ believes that many Christians “have not realized the powers that are set against them” (115). From Genesis to...

What Does the Bible Say About Angels?

What Does the Bible Say About Angels?

We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) by examining chapter 10 entitled, “Good Angels.” The term ‘angel’ means ‘messenger.’ There’s a mysterious element to angels that often leads to either overemphasizing or ignoring them...

Lloyd-Jones on the Mystery of the Trinity

Lloyd-Jones on the Mystery of the Trinity

One of the most difficult Christian teachings is the doctrine of the Trinity. For some, its difficulty gives them a reason to abandon studying it altogether. While it’s true, the Trinity is mysterious, and certainly, above our finite ability to completely understand,...