LUKE 15 Chapter CONTEXT from MHCC: Evil manners, we say, beget good laws; so, in this chapter, the murmuring of the scribes and Pharisees at the grace of Christ, and the favour he showed to publicans and sinners, gave occasion for a more full discovery of that grace than perhaps otherwise we should have had … More Devotional Thought for Today – 02/04/2023
The biblical teaching on the assurance of grace and salvation is vitally important for healthy Christian living. The provisions that believers are given in Christ are transformative. “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17). The sorting and working out … More Can I Be Sure I’m a Christian?
Question: “What are the seven things God hates?” Answer: The seven things God hates are a catalog of sins summed up in Proverbs 6:16–19. While these aren’t the only sins that should be avoided, they do sum up most of the wicked things condemned by God. The seven things God hates are the sins that deal … More What are the seven things God hates?
John 4:21-26 CONTEXT for our text comes from MHCC: This should be a familiar text to many as it is the meeting of Jesus and the Samaritan women at the well. . The Essence of Idolatry “‘You thought that I was just like you; I will reprove you, and state the case in order before … More Devotional Thought for Today – 02/03/2023
We continue our “Series in “Genesis“ BEFORE READING GENESIS 13, I RECOMMEND READING JOHN GILL’S INTRODUCTION TO GENESIS GENESIS 13 Chapter CONTEXT from MHCC: In this chapter we have a further account concerning Abram. I. In general, of his condition and behaviour in the land of promise, which was now the land of his pilgrimage. … More Devotional Thought for Today – 02/01/2023
How Did God Inspire His Word? How Did God Guide the Biblical Writers? What Did Jesus Think of God’s Word? Can We Add to God’s Word? Why Does Sola Scriptura Still Matter? How Does the Spirit Work Through Scripture?
Wise Pastors Understand Emotions I’ve lived and pastored near Detroit, Michigan for almost six years now. It’s a city that has rightly earned the moniker “The Motor City.” The automobile industry dominates our economy, and this goes well beyond the Big 3 automakers: Ford, GM, and Chrysler. Thousands of smaller companies supply the Big 3 … More For Elders, Pastors, and those in Ministry…02/01/2023
We continue our “Series in “Genesis“ BEFORE READING GENESIS 11, I RECOMMEND READING JOHN GILL’S INTRODUCTION TO GENESIS GENESIS 12 Chapter CONTEXT from MHCC: The pedigree and family of Abram we had an account of in the foregoing chapter; here the Holy Ghost enters upon his story, and henceforward Abram and his seed are almost … More Devotional Thought for Today – 01/31/2023
We continue our “Series in “Genesis“ BEFORE READING GENESIS 11, I RECOMMEND READING JOHN GILL’S INTRODUCTION TO GENESIS GENESIS 11 Chapter CONTEXT from MHCC: The old distinction between the sons of God and the sons of men (professors and profane) survived the flood, and now appeared again, when men began to multiply: according to this … More Devotional Thought for Today – 01/30/2023
The Rainbow (and what it really stands for) GENESIS 9 Chapter CONTEXT from MHCC: Both the world and the church were now again reduced to a family, the family of Noah, of the affairs of which this chapter gives us an account, of which we are the more concerned to take cognizance because from this … More Sunday Sermon Series – 01/29/2023