This year is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. It officially began in 1517, when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of Wittenberg. The thing that often gets overlooked is the fact that the doctrines that the Reformation encapsulated were not new doctrines. In fact, all of them had been around for … Continue reading Long Before Luther
“God has made worshipers out of rebels”
Title– Worship: The Reason We Were Created
Author– A.W. Tozer
Publisher– Moody Publishers
Genre– Christian Living/ Spiritual Growth
What is the chief end of man? If you grew up reciting the Westminster Shorter Catechism you know the response. In fact, I’d venture to guess most Christians would be able to answer this first question, with a little variety in each answer of course. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.
In short, that is what Tozer’s book Worship is all about. Why do humans exist? We exist to worship God. Tozer loved the topic of worship. He wrote much on it, preached often on it, and it was his life message. Although he died in 1963, this compilation of various writings on worship by Tozer was published posthumously in 2017 and is just as relevant…
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Merrill F. Unger The Charismatic movement has successfully brought to the forefront of Christianity a renewed interest in Spiritual gifts. To its credit, this movement has also redirected some long overdue attention to the third member of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit. However, as important as it is for Christians to understand the Holy Spirit, … Continue reading New Testament Teaching on Tongues
Edward T. Welch Life is hard. We are all susceptible to unforeseen circumstances, and there are many: job or financial unknowns, our health, violence, discrimination, broken promises, etc… The list is endless. Add to that the never-ending activity of our heart. It guides our thoughts and actions as we interact with all our circumstances. So, … Continue reading Side By Side
Sanctification is the process by which one grows in holiness. It takes place when one’s behaviors and attitudes become more like that of Jesus Christ. It is a lifelong pursuit that we talk about in church and in our Bible Study groups. Most of us can define it, and discuss what it means. But how … Continue reading How Does Sanctification Work?