Monthly Archives: January 1998


Paul's Strategy

Text Comment

v.16

Athens was not on Paul's missionary agenda, but while waiting there, he took maximum advantage of the opportunity. He was not a man for the vacation. Here he is an example of both that sensitivity to the lostness a…


The Sufficiency of Scripture

2 Timothy 3:10-17 There can be no doubt as to the core issue separating Protestants from Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christians. It is the sufficiency of Holy Scripture. Roman Catholics and the Orthodox both impute to the church an authority that lies, at least beside, if not underneath the authority of Holy Scripture. It is, […]


Trusting the Tradition

Matthew 23:25-39 Text Comment We pick up our text in the middle of the Lord Jesus’ terrible accusation of the teachers of the law and Pharisees, who are identified as his subject in v. 2. One thing becomes very clear if you listen carefully to the Protestant evangelicals who have converted to Roman Catholicism. They […]


Hearing Sermons

Text Comment

v.3

The primitive preaching was, in the terms of the modern alternative, transactional more than interpersonal, that is, it focused more on the objective realities of sin, guilt, Christ's atonement, and the eschatological…


Introduction

1 John 4:1-3 Today we begin a series of Lord’s Day morning sermons unlike our usual fare. As you know, it is the custom of this pulpit, for reasons I have given you from time to time, to preach consecutively through books or parts of the Bible. I deviate from that plan from time to […]