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How Jesus Read the Scriptures

by Ryan Kron

Pastor Nick Batzig writes: “B.B. Warfield once summarized the mystery surrounding the two natures of Christ when he wrote, “Because he is man he is capable of growth in wisdom, and because he is God he is from the beginning Wisdom Itself.” The Scriptures, at one and the same time, insist that Jesus is the […]

Kobe Bryant, dust, death, and the gospel

by Ryan Kron

“The shock we feel when people die–especially people with life stretching out before them, with a newborn baby in their home as Kobe (Bryant) had–is theological shock. By this I mean that we are being reminded, all of us, that life is a vapor. We are just specks of dust. The strong, wealthy, impressive, and […]

THREE THINGS TO REMEMBER ABOUT YOUR (IMPERFECT) MARRIAGE

by Ryan Kron

Expecting the Expected Paul Tripp writes: “Jim got sick and had to forsake his climb up the corporate ladder. This brought stress into his marriage to Jen that he would never have anticipated. Brad and Savannah got busier and busier and quit communicating as they should, and their relationship paid the price. Brent struggled with […]

YOUR MARRIAGE WON’T FULFILL YOU AND THAT’S A GOOD THING

by Ryan Kron

Rebecca McLaughlin writes: Marriage Is a Gateway “When I was in grad school, my friends and I would often counsel each other against “settling”—marrying someone who was good enough, but not the man or woman of our dreams. This was complicated for me. Unbeknownst to my friends, my dreams tended to revolve around women rather […]

What does it mean to be hospitable?

by Ryan Kron

Pastor Cornel Venema writes: “The answer lies close at hand, in the word itself. The biblical term for “hospitality” is really a combination of two words, “love” or “friendship” and “stranger.” Hospitality is not first of all a matter of offering a perfunctory word of welcome to someone whom we do not know. Nor does […]

Gospel hope amidst spiritual depression

by Ryan Kron

“If your life is dark,If the future looks bleak,If the weight of the world is crushing you,If you are buried under the weight of your sins,If your body is wasting away daily,If the valley you are going through has no end in sight,If you are lonely, discouraged, tired,If you ache for God’s presence and believe […]

Christmas Eve service of lessons and carols: 12/24 at 4 pm

by Ryan Kron

You are warmly invited to join us for a Christmas Eve service of lessons and carols tomorrow at 4 pm.  We will be meeting at our new location (Minnetonka Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 3510 Williston Rd, Minnetonka, MN). As Pastor Brian Cochran explains: “This  historic  service follows  closely  the  pattern  of  the  famous  Christmas  Eve  celebration […]

SHOULD CHRISTIANS ABANDON CHRISTMAS?

by Ryan Kron

Pastor Sinclair Ferguson writes: “The other year I read an article by a Christian lamenting the fact that his church celebrated Christmas. He didn’t believe it was “biblical.” After all, evangelical Christians and their churches are guided by Scripture—and there’s nothing in the Bible telling us to celebrate Christmas each year, far less celebrate it […]