With this article, we are continuing our recurring series of reviews looking at notable commentaries on Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. Here we are looking at Magee and Arthurs contribution to Kregel’s Kerux Commentaries series and Richard D. Phillips’s entry in the Mentor Expository Commentary series.
[Rom 8:26–27] Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints […]
In the heyday of Tim Tebow doing interviews after football games, there was an ever-present “I just want to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,” that we all came to expect. It was exciting to hear someone who seemed to hold to the faith proclaim Christ publicly. Later in his career, I recall a […]
The Barber Who Wanted to Pray by R.C. Sproul Summary (from the Ligonier website) This imaginative tale from the late R.C. Sproul, based on a true story, begins one evening with Mr. McFarland leading family devotions. When his daughter asks him how she should pray, Mr. McFarland shares a 500-year-old story about a barber and his famous […]
From the world’s perspective, there isn’t any beneficial reason to continue in the faith. I mean, why would anyone want to swim against the constantly swelling tide of persecution knowing full well it may cost us our friends, family, jobs, and yes, perhaps our very life? And even in our own hearts, how often in […]
In part 2 of this review, we went over Foster’s view of the spiritual discipline of meditation, a.k.a. contemplative prayer. In this part, we’ll look over chapter 3. Though simply titled “The Discipline of Prayer,” this chapter of Celebration of Discipline intentionally and openly omits other forms such as “centering prayer” in order to specifically address intercessory prayer. […]
Let not your hearts be troubled, dear saint of God. For the Father elected you, the Son paid your debt and the Spirit resurrected you and indwells you. The God of the universe has set His love upon you and even so, the whole trinity works in unity to bring you to perfection through intercession on your behalf. Be of good cheer as you consider this glorious truth!
I had just finished listening to a wonderful message from Paul David Tripp at G3 2018 on Parenting. I hung around, chatting with a few folks after the message, and then made my way to the bookstore to grab Tripp’s book on the subject. Sadly, they were already sold out (figured they would be), so […]