Christian LifeLife in the Word

From the Tower

Let’s return to our discussion on Habakkuk. Habakkuk voiced a prayer of complaint that many of God’s people since then have cried out in their own heart – “Lord, why do You let wicked men prosper…especially when they oppress those who are striving to live righteously before You? How long will You let this injustice,…

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Ministry Life

On the Call to Ministry

Throughout the long history the Church, her Lord has consistently called, equipped, gifted, and established in her midst those men who He appoints as shepherds to lead and feed His flock. The imagery associated with this process involves the use of shepherding terms. And that metaphor had significant and robust meaning for a first-century believer.…

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Christian LifeLife in the Word

Jesus – Bread of Life

Bread, according to Google, is “food made of flour, water, and yeast or another leavening agent, mixed together and baked.”[1] Almost every human who has ever lived has at some point of time tasted bread. So important to life and so common to mankind is bread that it is an ever-present staple at mealtime. Bread…

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Christian LifeReformation

One Little Word

The triumph of truth over darkness is one of the central themes of any objective examination of the Reformation. Those truths can be summarized as follows: The formal (foundational) principle of the Reformers – Sola Scriptura The material principles – three truths related tot the true Gospel and the nature of justification Sola Gratia Sola…

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Christian LifeReformation

Semper Reformanda

We add one last post to our Reformation series, based on a message preached in chapel on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.  Five hundred years ago when a German monk took up a mallet and started history’s greatest protest – the Protestant Reformation – the history of the Western world was changed forever! Five centuries later…

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Christian LifeReformation

Is the Reformation Over?

We continue our series on the Reformation. To view all posts in the series, click here. To enjoy more Reformation events and programming on the campus of Bob Jones University, visit here.  Is the Reformation over? Probably the man on the street cares little about that question, especially if he has little idea of what…

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Christian LifeReformation

Scripture Alone

This will conclude our Five Solas series. This post is taken from a message preached on Wednesday, September 20th. Join us next week as we conclude our focus on the Reformation by looking ahead to wonder if the Reformation is over. For a closer look at Martin Luther's life and impact, consider taking a tour of…

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Glory to God Alone

We continue on the Five Solas with this post adapted from a sermon preached at Bob Jones University chapel on Wednesday, November 1st. To enjoy more Reformation events and programming on the campus of BJU, visit here. As you know, this past Tuesday marked the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. I have the privilege of…

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Christian LifeReformation

Christ Alone

This post continues our series on the Reformation and the Five Solas with an adaptation of a message preached in chapel on Tuesday, October 24th. For a closer look at Martin Luther's life and impact, consider taking a tour of some special collection exhibitions on the campus of Bob Jones University. Click here for more…

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