“I AM MOVED TO WRITE because playing the odds is a fragile place to put your hope. Odds like 3 percent versus 10 percent, youth versus old age, compromised health versus no history of disease, rural versus urban, self-isolated versus home meeting with friends. Playing the odds provides little hope. It is not a firm … Continue reading 9 Quotes from “Coronavirus and Christ” by John Piper
Richard Sibbes (1577-1635) "Is the Lord Christ a servant? This should teach us not to stand upon any terms. If Christ had stood upon terms, if he had refused to take upon him the shape of a servant, alas! where had we and our salvation been? And yet wretched creatures, we think ourselves too good … Continue reading “Behold my servant…” (Matt. 12:18) – Richard Sibbes (1577-1635).
"Hence we see how brightly grace shines in the salvation of the thief on the cross. There can be no possible mistake as to him. Clearly he had no good works to trust in. He had performed no deeds of charity. Of baptism and the Lord's Supper he knew nothing. The rites, ceremonies, and ordinances … Continue reading The Penitent Thief – C. H. Mackintosh
"In Hebrews 13:15 we have the third branch of our Lord's service for us in the heavenly sanctuary. "By Him, therefore, let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name." What a comfort to know that we have One in the presence of God to present … Continue reading "One who ever liveth in the presence of God." – C. H. Mackintosh
"A greater than Solomon is here" were words that the Lord Jesus uttered to an unbelieving audience in His day. He was not boasting nor was He exaggerating. Solomon and his kingdom were marked by greatness and glory. Yet a greater than Solomon came into our world. He is not greater than Solomon because of … Continue reading “A Greater Than Solomon Is Here” – A. J. Higgins.
Richard Sibbes (1577-1635) "Since Christ is thus comfortably set out unto us, let us not believe Satan's representations of him. When we are troubled in conscience for our sins, his manner is then to present him to the afflicted soul as a most severe judge armed with justice against us. But then let us present … Continue reading When Satan tries to lie to us about Christ. From ‘The Bruised Reed’ by Richard Sibbes.