The Character of the Christian: Gentle | Tim Challies
“To be gentle is to be tender, humble, and fair, to know what posture and response is fitting for any occasion. It indicates a graciousness, a desire to extend mercy to others, and a desire to yield to both the will of God and the preferences of other people. Such gentleness will be expressed first in the home and only subsequently in the church. It is a rare trait, but one we know and love when we see and experience it.”

Sanctification By Faith | Patrick Ramsey, Meet the Puritans
“Doubt concerning the sanctifying power of God is a spiritual killer. If a marathon runner doubts he will be able to make it to the finish line then there is a good chance he will quit the race when it is hard. Likewise, if a Christian husband doubts he can love his wife, then there is a good chance that he will eventually give up trying. Faith in Christ for sanctification needs to kick into high gear when running the Christian race is hard. Christians need to believe that they are able to obey the Lord in order to obey the Lord. ”

Handling Old Testament Quotes in Preaching – Part 2 | Peter Mead, Biblical Preaching
“Yesterday we started with two basic, but important, points – read the Old Testament a lot, and go back to check the source of the quote (don’t just assume you get what is going on).  Let’s build on that with some exegetical thoughts for our benefit, then next time we can ponder how to preach these passages…”

Today’s Lessons from Yesterday’s Reformation | Harry Reeder, In Perspective
“One of the reasons I enjoy taking people on historical tours is the experience of watching them ‘getting insight while they are onsite.’ On previous Reformation Tours three ‘insights’ while being ‘onsite’ not only captured my attention but subsequently influenced my approach to ministry and have actually become even more influential in the challenge of doing Gospel ministry in today’s world. First I need to document five observations to frame these ‘insights’ from yesterday to affirm their ‘onsite’ importance for today.”

The Development of the Bible: An Interview with Michael Kruger |
“As president of a Reformed seminary, what do you consider to be the greatest spiritual challenges that future pastors face in the United States and in the world? How can they prepare for those challenges?”

Seven Reasons Men Have a Right to Speak Out Against Abortion | Daniel Hoffman, Desiring God
“In the fight over abortion, some claim that men have no right to an opinion on the matter. This is about a woman’s choice and health, they say; men have no grounds to speak into the issue like women.”

The New Mandate of Allowing Women in All Combat Units – Part 1 | Harry Reeder, In Perspective
“Responding to the immorality, tragic insanity, and irrational absurdity of sending our wives and daughters into combat and three egalitarian myths.”

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