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The Marrow of Calvinism

by Ryan Kron

Pastor Joel Beeke writes: “The Calvinist believes that God is the Lord of life and Sovereign of the universe, whose will is the key to history. The Calvinist believes that He is free and independent of any force outside Himself to accomplish His purposes; that He knows the end from the beginning; that He creates, […]

Governed by Our Own Logic: Hyper-Calvinism

by Ryan Kron

Pastor Shane Lems writes: “There are various ways to define hyper-Calvinism.  For example, we might explain it as a system of doctrine that rejects the free offer of the gospel based on a low view of man’s responsibility.  We might also explain it in terms of biblicism or rationalism.  Some have rightly called this the […]

Parenting in the Power of the Gospel

by Ryan Kron

Tedd Tripp says: “All Christian parents desire the spiritual well-being of their children. We want our children to be Christians, to get saved, to know God; however we express it, we want our children to be part of the company of the redeemed. We yearn for the blessing of God’s covenant grace to be on […]

The Faithfulness of Christ in the Little Things

by Ryan Kron

Sinclair Ferguson writes: “It is a principle in Christ’s kingdom that “one who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much” (Luke 16:10). But in that kingdom, the Lord Jesus also practiced what He preached. His whole life illustrated “little-things faithfulness.” The theme merits book-length treatment, and this brief essay is intended simply […]

The Sluggard

by Ryan Kron

Proverbs 26:14 As a door turns on its hinges,    so does a sluggard on his bed. Dan Kunkle writes: “The thing about doors is that they don’t actually go anywhere. People will go in and out of doors. People will get somewhere, but the door itself just swings back and forth—open and shut and open again. Doors […]

THE SMALL CHANGE THAT CAN RADICALLY IMPROVE YOUR CHURCH EXPERIENCE

by Ryan Kron

Whitney Clayton writes: “My dad used to tell me some decisions in life were so important, you only need to make them once. He called them once-and-for-all decisions. Growing up in my family, attending church on Sunday was a once-and-for-all decision made by my mom and dad when they were 19 years old, married for […]

New Covenant Fasting

by Ryan Kron

by Ken Jones “In Matthew 9:14, Jesus is questioned by the disciples of John the Baptist: “Why do we and the Pharisees fast but your disciples do not fast?” It should be noted that although in the Old Testament there are several instances of individual and corporate/public fasting, there was but one fast required by the Mosaic […]

8 WAYS TO HELP DEPRESSED CHRISTIANS

by Ryan Kron

Pastor David Murray writes: “Many of us struggle with what to do when someone we know is depressed. We want to help but fear, confusion, or misunderstanding holds us back. So, let me suggest eight guidelines for helping depressed people. 1. Prepare for it. Eventually, someone in your church or in your family is going […]