The entire storyline of Scripture, the history of redemption, is the story of God providing substitutes for his people to cover their shame and bear the judgment they deserved so that they might be accepted by him.
In our personal evangelism, to what degree should we explain PSA as we seek to make sense of the bloody cross, the vanguard of our Christian gospel?
What exactly does “penal substitution” mean?
From the bruised heel of Genesis 3:15 to the reigning lamb of Revelation 22:1, the Bible is a redemptive story of a crucified messiah who brings the kingdom through his atoning death on the cross.
Penal substitution offers a helpful corrective to those living in an honor-shame culture, and helps them rightly understand their status before God and what God has done for sinners in Jesus Christ.
20 quotes from It Is Well, a book by Mark Dever & Michael Lawrence.
Preaching the Gospel of Mark as early as possible into my ministry may be the best advice I have ever received as a pastor.
Matthew’s Gospel reveals the wisdom of the gospel message and the new way of life that results as disciples discover truth through encounters with Jesus.
In my own church, we recently spent the month of July preaching on the doctrines of grace. DeYoung’s book provided helpful historical context and pastoral application for the series. I gladly recommend this book to pastors and growing Christians alike.
Malachi was the last voice of God to the people of Israel before the heavens went silent for about 400 years. Such a voice must be significant, even if only for that reason.
Evangelicals prioritize preaching. However, an emphasis on the expositional teaching of the Bible will naturally and organically result in a defined confessionalism
Zechariah is the longest of the twelve Minor Prophets, and in my opinion it’s also the richest, most elegant, and most Christological, too.
Haggai is a hidden gem that brings great encouragement for those prepared to dig for it.
Let Orrick’s book lead you to a place of peaceful confidence in God’s love for you in Christ and a more robust worship of the One who deserves all the credit in our salvation.
Church membership is an office, too. It’s a job that comes with authority and responsibility.