Three Questions about the Bible: What Is It? Who Wrote It? How Can We Understand It?

It would be quite odd if you showed up to a football game and heard a ref or a player ask, “Has anyone seen the ball?” But it would be even more bizarre if someone replied, “Forget the ball! Let’s get on with the game.”

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The Fruit of the Spirit: Eternal Goodness and Everyday Kindness (Part 6 of 9)

Of all the aspects of the fruit of the Spirit, perhaps kindness and goodness seem the most normal or customary. We often hear talk of “common decency” and “common courtesy,” and we have come to expect that friends, family, and neighbors will show a modicum of kindness in most circumstances—even if they don’t feel like it.

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The First Advent: Four Reasons Christ Came

This time of year, Christians often ask a question that goes something like this: In our increasingly secular age, how can we sustain the true value, the true meaning of Christmas?

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Read the Introduction to Alistair Begg’s New Daily Devotional

God’s word is a glorious gift. Our Father has given it to us in order that we might know His Son and that we might live in the power of His Spirit, in obedience to His truth.

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The Fruit of the Spirit: Perfect Patience for the Least Deserving (Part 5 of 9)

Between 1962 and 1967, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan served as the second president of India. It's said that on one occasion, addressing his community, he challenged the Christians who were listening by commenting, “You claim that Jesus Christ is your Savior. But you do not appear to be more saved than anyone else.” In other words, “I hear your story, but I’m not seeing the evidence.”

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The Fruit of the Spirit: Peace in a World of Conflict (Part 4 of 9)

Our world lacks peace. Just consider: historians estimate that since the sixteenth century, over eight thousand peace treaties have been signed, presumably with the intent that the resulting peace would last forever—yet most of them endured little more than two years. Instead, conflict and chaos are everywhere, and wherever calamity doesn’t reign, it remains nearby, lurking around every corner.

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How to Benefit from the Sabbath: Four Principles for Honoring the Lord’s Day

Why do Christians worship on Sundays? The answer goes deeper than mere custom or convention. Indeed, it goes to the very heart of our faith.

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The Fruit of the Spirit: Joy in a Broken World (Part 3 of 9)

We don’t have to look far to see that our world is broken—desperately ill and seemingly falling apart at every seam. Indeed, the Bible tells us that since the time of Genesis 3, creation has been “subjected to futility” (Rom. 8:20).

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Timeless Truths for a Changing World: The Threefold Use of God’s Law

All of God’s Word is relevant for all of the Christian life. According to 2 Timothy 3:16, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (emphasis added). And yes, “all Scripture” includes genealogies, censuses, and seemingly obscure ritual laws.

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Reformation Re-Discovery: Grace, Faith, and Jesus

In his book The Madness of Crowds, Douglas Murray observes, “People in wealthy Western democracies” now have “absolutely no explanation for what we are doing here, and no story to give life purpose”1—no overarching narrative that guides our sense of where we fit on our earthly journey and in the unfolding panorama of our world. As the children’s nursery rhyme would have it, “All the king’s horses and all the king’s men” cannot “put Humpty together again.” We have, as a culture, fallen off the wall, and we lie in pieces on the ground.

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