Sayings of the wise“So between the death of Christ and the Last Day it is only by a gracious anticipation of the last things that Christians are priviliged to live in visible fellowship with other Christians.
Not all Christians receive this blessing. The imprisoned, the sick, the scattered lonely, the proclaimers of the Gospel in heathen lands stand alone. They know that visible fellowship is a blessing.”
by Dietrich Bonhoeffer Life Together, , Chapter 1, p18
`I’m sure Aslan would have, if you’d asked him,’ said Fledge.— C.S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew, Chapter 12, “Strawberry’s Adventure”
`Wouldn’t he know without being asked?’ said Polly.
`I’ve no doubt he would,’ said the Horse (still with his mouth full). `But I’ve a sort of idea he likes to be asked.’
Category Archives: Rightly Dividing The Word
Some years ago we hosted Carl & Ilna and their kids at our place. They were visiting in Cape Town briefly from their mission in Zambia. It was a great time to connect with a missionary family that we had … Continue reading
Wonderfully moving commentary by John Calvin on Ephesians 6:4 “And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.” where he says that “bring them up in” should be … Continue reading
Preaching through Deuteronomy, using primarily Douglas Wilson’s sermon notes and the New International Commentary on the Old Testament, we have arrived at that wonderful section of Sabbath law which starts from Deuteronomy 14:21b. That great exposition of the fourth commandment. The … Continue reading
There is an amusing passage of scripture in which we see that Jesus’ understanding of paying taxes wasn’t as simplistic as the general Christian understanding is (and mine was till very recently). In Matthew 17:24-27 we read of Peter being challenged … Continue reading
I purchased this five part lecture by RC Sproul on Deuteronomy. It was amazing to hear of the contractual style of the ancient treaty covenants that Deuteronomy follows so closely. The nature of covenant renewal was made striking. The fact … Continue reading
Being a teacher I teach, generally chapter-a-week expository teaching, with some topical diversions along the way as topics crop up. Being a home church this isn’t quite as rigorous as I would tend to desire. Partly because I am not … Continue reading
See also in print: in The Complete Works of Matthew Henry—Treatises, Sermons, and Tracts, 2 vols. Edinburgh, London, and Dublin: A. Fullarton, 1855. Reprinted, Grand Rapids: Baker, 1979, 1:248-67 A CHURCH IN THE HOUSE, A SERMON CONCERNING FAMILY RELIGION Preached … Continue reading