This week's New Testament readings are from Paul's letter to the Galatians. The letter was probably written around AD 49, just after Paul and Barnabas completed the First Missionary Journey and before the Council of Jerusalem, which was either that same year or in AD 50. This timing is important.
In his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul tells the congregation there, “Now I will come to you when I pass through Macedonia (for I am passing through Macedonia). And it may be that I will remain, or even spend the winter with you, that you may send me on my journey, wherever I go. … Continue reading Appreciating Pentecost
Our small groups at Christ Presbyterian Church are currently going through Ligonier’s course, The Attributes of God, taught by Steven Lawson, and the first attribute discussed was on the aseity of God. “Aseity” is not a term most people are familiar with, but it comes from Latin and according to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary refers to the … Continue reading The Aseity of God (WCF 2.2)
In wrestling with God’s providence, one thing we particularly struggle with is God’s timing. We want God to change things NOW, and we do not understand why God seems to be so laggard, so willing to let evils persist or even intensify without addressing them. We need to remember that God is neither passive nor … Continue reading “Who is the LORD, that I Should Obey His Voice?” (Exodus 4:29-6:27)
What would it be like to directly encounter God in person? This question bears much more reflection than we are typically inclined to give it. We live in a day and an age characterized by glibness and superficiality, and we are inclined to approach God with the same kind of casualness that we would approach … Continue reading God’s Call Upon Moses (Exodus chs. 3-4)