Biblical History, Creation, and The Existence of God

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, "Does God exist?" What you’ll hear in this episode The Bible’s teaching about the character of God. Miracles Are Not Always Reliable for Producing Faith. Miracles Are Not a Cure for Unbelief. God has revealed...

Christian: You Are a Priest

Christian: You Are a Priest from Crossway on Vimeo. The Reality of Our Identity The mind reels as soon as we say the word priest. We have all kinds of connotations. One is if we run back into the Old Testament, we see old men with long beards and fancy garments. If we...

Honoring Christ’s Servants

Philippians 2:29–30, "29 So receive him in the Lord with all joy, and honor such men, 30 for he nearly died for the work of Christ, risking his life to complete what was lacking in your service to me." Epaphroditus, whose work we read about in Philippians 2:25–30, was...

The Dangers of Pride and Pursuing Genuine Humility

Ministry service is a noble task for one to be called to. The Apostle Paul tells young Timothy, “if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do” (1 Timothy 3:1). What better way to live one’s life than in service to the Lord? For it...

Why Wisdom Is More than an Intellectual Pursuit

Why Wisdom Is More Than an Intellectual Pursuit from Crossway on Vimeo. Reverence for God Wisdom is a really important element in doing theology because the alternative is to do theology in a foolish way. I don’t think any of us wants to do that. But what does wisdom...

The Severity of Epaphroditus’ Illness

Philippians 2:27–28, "27 Indeed he was ill, near to death. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. 28 I am the more eager to send him, therefore, that you may rejoice at seeing him again, and that I may be...

Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Biblical Evidence for the Humanity of Christ

The last post in our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones examined the Biblical evidence for the deity of Christ. Today’s post provides biblical evidence for both the humanity of Christ (chapter 24, vol. 1 of Great Doctrines). Biblical Evidence...

Biblical Evidence for the Deity of Christ

The last post in our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones examined the Incarnation. Today’s post provides biblical evidence for the deity of Christ (chapter 24, vol. 1 of Great Doctrines). 8 Biblical Demonstrations of the Deity of Christ MLJ...

The Incarnation of the Lord Jesus Christ

One of the most beautiful, mysterious, and yet mind-boggling teachings of Scripture is that God put on flesh and dwelt among us. Every year at Christmas, we celebrate the miracle that the second person of the Trinity “became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14)....

Consider Jesus

In chapter 22 of Great Doctrines of the Bible, Martyn Lloyd-Jones highlights four reasons...

A God We Can Trust

A God We Can Trust

Trusting the unseen isn’t easy. When life seems stacked against us, we naturally lean toward hopelessness. Our ideal of an easy life is chiseled away by our experiences. Another sickness, another loss, another unmet expectation and we find ourselves asking how much...

The Warnings and Comforts of God’s Attributes

The Warnings and Comforts of God’s Attributes

We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ). We’ve looked at the existence of God, and this week we’ll study chapter 6, “The Attributes of God’s Absolute Personality.” MLJ begins by making a case for why we need to study God’s...

The God Who Knows: The Eternal Decrees

The God Who Knows: The Eternal Decrees

We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) by examining chapter 9 entitled, “The Eternal Decrees of God.” MLJ defines eternal decrees as “things which God determined and ordained before He had done anything at all” (93). When...

The Existence and Being of God

The Existence and Being of God

We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ). After spending the first few chapters establishing an understanding of the Word of God (revelation, authority), he now moves on to the doctrine of God. Chapter 5 is entitled ‘The...

The Authority of Scripture and the Christian

The Authority of Scripture and the Christian

Most of us don’t like authority. We don’t like to be told what to do or how to do it. Yet, whether we like it or not, authority is a part of life. We will live and work under authority. We have bosses, shareholders, administrations, etc. to whom we work for. We all...

How Can We Know Anything About God?

How Can We Know Anything About God?

Deep in the heart of man is a yearning, something within us that tells us that there’s more to this universe than what we see. It tells us that we are just a small part of a large stage directed by someone or something else. Some call this invisible force ‘fate.’...

Mind, Heart, and Will: Examining the Great Doctrines of the Bible

Mind, Heart, and Will: Examining the Great Doctrines of the Bible

Doctrine. It’s a bad word among many. It conjures up images of dry, stuffy, arrogant intellectuals who don’t seem to have an ounce of compassion or love in their bodies. One might think of prideful ‘know-it-alls’ who show little signs of spirituality and don’t like to...