Category Archives: Christ

“Christ is full of grace” by Martin Luther

The third incomparable benefit of faith is that it unites the soul with Christ as a bride is united with her bridegroom. By this mystery, as the Apostle teaches, Christ and the soul become one flesh [Ephesians 5:31-32]. And if … Continue reading

Posted in Christ | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

“What then is the Word of God?” by Martin Luther

You may ask, “What then is the Word of God, and how shall it be used, since there are so many words of God?” I answer: The Apostle explains this in Romans 1. The Word is the gospel of God … Continue reading

Posted in Christ, Gospel, Martin Luther | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

“That one thing” by Martin Luther

Furthermore, to put aside all kind of works, even contemplation, meditation, and all that the soul can do, does not help. One thing, and only one thing, is necessary for Christian life, righteousness, and freedom. That one thing is the … Continue reading

Posted in Christ, Church History, Gospel, Martin Luther | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

“The Passover is the climax” by Stephen Dempster

The Passover is the climax in a titanic battle that is waged between the God of Israel and the gods of Egypt. In the plagues of Egypt there are four stages to the battle, with three trios of judgment. The sequence of … Continue reading

Posted in Christ, Old Testament, Scripture | Tagged , | Leave a comment

There is more glory by John Owen

There is more glory under the eye of God, in the sighs, groans, and mournings of poor souls filled with the love of Christ, after the enjoyment of him according to his promises— in their fervent prayers for his manifestation … Continue reading

Posted in Christ, Owen, prayer | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Q.36. What benefit do you receive from the holy conception and birth of Christ?

A: That He is our Mediator, and with His innocence and perfect holiness covers, in the sight of God, my sin wherein I was conceived.   -Question 36, Heidelberg Catechism (Edinburgh, UK; Banner of Truth Trust, original 1563, republished 2013), … Continue reading

Posted in Apostle's Creed, Christ, Heidelberg Catechism | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

“Redemption Reveals. Revelation Redeems” by Kevin DeYoung

We must not separate redemption from revelation. Both were finished and fulfilled in the Son. The word of God versus the Word of God? The Bible versus Jesus? The Scriptures versus the Son? Hebrews gives no room for these diabolical … Continue reading

Posted in Christ, DeYoung, Scripture | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment