Happy Friday! Here are some great quotes I would like to share from a book I finished,Contending for the Faith: The Story of the Westminster Assembly, by Joel Beeke and William Boekestein, published by Reformation Heritage Books. You can get your copy by clicking this link.
“A church uses a confession to declare what it believes and teaches. The Bible is the source for all Christian faith, but it is not enough for us to say, “We believe the Bible.Many people claim to believe the Bible while denying what it teaches or disobeying its commands. The Westminster Confession sums up the teaching of God’s Word..”
Last year I shared a post on Driven By The Gospel on Scripture songs album that your kids might want to listen to. It’s a short list but these are albums we play from Spotify in our car. But what I didn’t share in that post is that there is an album that stands out and what my daughter (and of course our family) really loved. We play that every time we go out together especially going to church on Sunday. My daughter likes it a lot and sings along with it. In fact, she memorized some of it already and the message that these songs carries that are important in her spiritual growth. She might find this fun and entertaining but I pray that these songs will open for more biblical truths that she should know and stand for when she gets older. She easily picks up the song and catechizing her with the actual catechism for children speeds up the process of memorization.
Happy Monday! Here’s some great quotes I would like to share from a book I recently finished, Breathtaking Glory, by Tom Robson, published by 10 Publishing. You can get your copy, both physical and digital by following this link.
“…the eyes of faith reveal God’s victory, won for his glory by Jesus. Because of all that he’s done, we can trust that God’s goodness will triumph. That is gloriously good news.”
Good day! Here’s some great quotes I would like to share from a book I recently finished, The Biblical World of Gender, a collection of essays by today’s respected Bible scholars, edited by Celina Durgin and Dru Johnson, published by Cascade Books, an imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers. You can get your copy, both physical and digital by following this link.
“In Israel’s world an individual’s legal status did not derive from an abstract universal notion of personhood but rather from an individual’s particular position within the household. As a result, the Bible betrays little if any awareness of individual human rights. Rather, the mutual obligations, duties, and claims that characterize the kinship circle are the focus. In our world, the individual is variously endowed with power and privilege to act in the individual’s self-interest.”— Sandra Richter
When you hear the word “church”, what things come to your mind? Is it a building, crosses, people praying or weddings? Looking to the Scripture we can the a definitive answer to what the church is. This list provides some essentials of the identity of the church.
The church is us– (Acts 2:41, Eph. 3: 9-11) a group of Christ followers saved by grace through faith alone. Not a building or denomination. The church is the people in a church building or a particular denomination.The Greek work for it is‘ekklesia” which means called out. That means God called us from the world by the preaching of the gospel to be His child, to live by God’s glory, to have fellowship with other believers and reach out the lost for Christ sake.
Summary: The prophet Daniel wakes up from a vision that is filled with horrific imagery. A prophetic dream (or nightmare) which shows Titans or kaijun emerging to battle humanity in the near future. Then as he nears the end of his, then comes a “Son of Man” to do a rescue mission.
Cover Art: This is just a foretaste of the art that you’ll experience inside the comic. And just by the cover (without giving away the details) you’ll find this is not the usual comicbook artwork. The monsters are scary looking and brooding over Daniel. It gives you that vibe that they’re menacing Daniel in his dream. The purple or maroon (color blind on digital copy) color instead of black still delivers that insidious feel to the reader.
Here’s some great quotes I got from a book I recently finished, The Scriptures and Prayer by Arthur W. Pink, published by Chapel Library. You can get your copy, both physical and digital for free by following this link.
“…freedom and delight in prayer are stimulated by the consciousness that God is, through Jesus Christ, willing and ready to dispense grace and mercy to suppliant sinners.”
The church fathers are gifts to the church. They’re the one who (some of them) went under the teaching of the original disciples before the apostolic era ceased. They’re the ones who are able to hold Scriptures in their original language.They were the original benefactors of canonicity of Scriptures and creeds. They were there when the church was in its infancy. The church fathers were there going head to head with philosophers and presenting Christianity. This is but a few of what they have done and been through. And what a privilege that is to serve God in those times.
Though we can say lots of great things about them, the church fathers are, like us, humans and capable of errors. They have a fair share of blunders like in our time when it comes to teaching the Bible. Fallible as they are, they were the forefront on the development of hermeneutics starting with patristic biblical interpretation. So if we want to know how these church fathers interpret the Bible, we should not ask how the church fathers interpret the Bible but first and foremost, the question should be: how do the church fathers read their Bibles?