But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame. 1 Peter 3: 14-16
Church members and readers of this blog often ask me about annual Bible reading plans--especially at the New Year when folks endeavor (dare I say it, make a resolution) to be more faithful about Bible reading.
Here are a couple of suggestions:
Ligonier has a great list of plans: Ligonier Bible Reading Plans
ESV.org has a good list as
The Sixtieth in a Series of Sermons on the Gospel of John
Jesus was dead. If there were any doubts, the spear thrust into his side confirmed the obvious. The end of the day was drawing near, and according to Jewish law, Jesus’ body must be buried before sundown. The women devoted to Jesus, along with his mother Mary, have watched the
The Fifty-Ninth in a Series of Sermons on the Gospel of John
It is easy for Christians to talk about the death of Jesus in the abstract. We study and debate the nature and the extent of the atonement. We speak of the cross as the basis for our salvation because through Christ’s suffering we find the forgiveness of sin–Jesus
The Fifty-Eighth in a Series of Sermons on the Gospel of John
Who would have ever thought that one of the most significant events in human history would play out in a Roman military headquarters in Jerusalem, in a trial presided over by a man (the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate) who is at first curious about Jesus’ presence before him, then
The Fifty-Seventh in a Series of Sermons on the Gospel of John
The Jews have found Jesus guilty of a capitol crime–blasphemy. The sentence for such a crime is death. The high priest, Caiaphas, and those who were present for Jesus’ trial in the high priest’s courtyard, then brought Jesus before the full Sanhedrin where
The Fifty-Sixth in a Series of Sermons on the Gospel of John
From the period of time Jesus time spent in Jerusalem during the Feast of Booths (the previous Fall), until the night of his arrest on the eve of the Passover (in the Spring), the religious leaders of Israel have been plotting to kill him. One of Jesus’ own disciples (Judas)
The Fifty-Fifth in a Series of Sermons on the Gospel of John
Jesus has done absolutely nothing wrong. He has spoken only those words which YHWH has given him to speak. He has broken not a single one of God’s commandments in his thinking, in his doing, or in his speech. He has loved God with his whole heart and his neighbor
The Fifty-Fourth in a Series of Sermons on the Gospel of John
When Jesus prays for his disciples, there is one very important point of emphasis–that all of those whom Jesus will redeem, might be one. As Jesus prays, he asks that as he and the Father are one, so too may his people be one, so as to witness the glory of the Father and the
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The Fifty-Third in a Series of Sermons on the Gospel of John
As you read through Jesus’ “High Priestly Prayer” prayer in John 17, one thing virtually jumps out of the text. In this prayer we immediately see the deep and abiding relationship Jesus has with his Heavenly Father. Although the gospels tell us that Jesus
Here's the audio from this morning's sermon from Dr. Mike Horton, on the occasion of Reformation Sunday and our Twentieth Anniversary.
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The Fifty-Second in a Series of Sermons on the Gospel of John
Their evening together is now over. The hour has come. Jesus must leave the Upper Room, cross the Kidron Valley, and go to an olive grove on the Mount of Olives, where he will be arrested by members of the Sanhedrin (the Jewish ruling council). But in the moments before
Pastors are always more than a little apprehensive during weddings. Why? Because even though the couple you just married are thrilled that after months of preparation they have finally been pronounced man and wife, that moment is immortalized on film.
There in the background, behind the obvious joy of the moment, is pastor
The Fifty-First in a Series of Sermons on the Gospel of John
The Passover celebration is over, and the time has come for Jesus to depart from the upper room. Throughout his last moments with his disciples, Jesus has been preparing for them what he knows is sure to come–his crucifixion, death, and burial. In the famous words of
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