It All Leads Straight to the Cross – Everything that God had revealed needed to be understood in light of Jesus' redeeming work on the cross and in the resurrection. If we read the Bible incorrectly, we'll congratulate ourselves for what we don't find there. As Machen said: "Without the cross the Sermon on the Mount would be an intolerable burden; with the cross it becomes the guide to a way of life. In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus held up an unattainable ideal, he has revealed the depths of human guilt, he has made demands far too lofty for human strength. But thank God, he has revealed guilt only to wash it away, and with his demands he has given strength to fulfill them. It is a sadly superficial view of the sermon on the mount which substitutes it for the story of the cross. A deeper understanding of it leads straight to Calvary."

A Review of Jesus Calling – You want to hear Jesus speak to you personally, you'll only find it in the Bible. If you go looking for Christ outside the Bible, you won't find him. Same with God. If you go looking for him outside of Christ, you'll only find the devil.

Jesus and the Church – Jesus only mentions the church twice in the gospels. But, instead of looking at simply at the number of times they are mentioned, we must look at their weight.

“Truly Reformed in a Great Measure”: a Brief Defense of the English Separatist Origins of Modern Baptists (PDF) – Where do reformed baptists come from?

You’ve Been Invited To A [Fill In The Blank]: Should You Go? (1) – How should we respond? There are two things that we must do: communicate our genuine love for those involved and our resolute commitment to honor Christ and his Word in every circumstance Let’s start with the latter. How do we honor Christ in a difficult circumstance, when by saying “No” we may seem to be unloving and thus perhaps judgmental, uncharitable, and even unchristian?

The Mystery of the Trinity Teaching Series by Dr. R.C. Sproul from Ligonier Ministries – Many of us, when asked about the Trinity, unknowingly offer heretical answers. Yet a proper understanding of this doctrine is essential to the health and welfare of the church. In this series, Dr. R.C. Sproul gives a sweeping overview of this important doctrine, explaining difficult concepts, exploring biblical teaching, and defining what the term mystery means.

July 8, 2014

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