Wednesdays with Watson is a weekly reading taken from my favorite Puritan writer, Thomas Watson. This week’s selection is taken from A Body of Divinity [continued from last week]. Use one: Of instruction. See here, as in a glass, the infinite love of God the Father; that when we had lost ourselves by sin, God, in […]Read More Why was Jesus Christ made flesh? Part 2
What follows is a manuscript of my message at this morning’s Christmas worship service. What’s the best Christmas present you’ve ever received? When I was a child, it was a table game called, “Pro Draft.” It was a 1974 game that simulated being a general manager of a pro football team and it came with […]Read More What Christ gained through His incarnation
What follows is a manuscript of my message at tonight’s Christmas Eve service. Christmas always comes with such anticipation. For children it’s about presents and a holiday from school and special events. For adults it’s about time with friends and family, and perhaps a few vacation days and a slower pace of life, and maybe […]Read More What Christ gave up in His incarnation
Wednesdays with Watson is a weekly reading taken from my favorite Puritan writer, Thomas Watson. This week’s selection is taken from A Body of Divinity. Why was Jesus Christ made flesh? (1) The causa prima, and impulsive cause, was free grace. It was love in God the Father to send Christ, and love in Christ […]Read More Why was Jesus Christ made flesh?
The New Testament is clear that our Savior did not sin (cf. Mt. 5:17-18; Heb. 4:15; 7:26; 2 Cor. 5:21). However, the question is how did He not sin? Did He rely on His deity and use His divine power to keep from sinning? If so, it is hard to conceive that such obedience can […]Read More How Christ resisted temptation
A new year will be upon us in two short weeks. And you may already be thinking about how you want to increase your Bible intake — reading, study, and memorization — in the new year. As we do every year, we are publishing several Bible reading plans for 2017. Our church will be following […]Read More Read your Bible in 2017
“The Son of God Has Come” Selected Scriptures from 1 John December 18, 2016 What gift are you going to give to that special person in your life? Five years ago Alan McCutchen ended his relationship with his girlfriend, Mary Jo Smith, and he thought the relationship was completely over. Not quite. Two weeks ago […]Read More Sermon: The Son of God Has Come
Wednesdays with Watson is a weekly reading taken from my favorite Puritan writer, Thomas Watson. This week’s selection is taken from The Godly Man’s Picture. A godly man shows his love to the Word written: (i) By diligently reading it. The noble Bereans “searched the Scriptures daily” (Acts 17:11). Apollos was mighty in the Scriptures […]Read More A godly man shows his love to the Word written