Christ’s Victory Over the Grave

Christ’s Victory Over the Grave

Here is an except for Charles Spurgeon’s sermon on 1 Cor. 15:54-58, (found here) in which he personifies the Grave in order to demonstrate the victory of Christ over it: From its hollow depths the Grave says, “Ask me where is my victory! Why, O foolish son of...
Where to Fight Against Pride

Where to Fight Against Pride

We must be aware that these anti-love characteristics in 1 Cor. 13:4-5 begin in the heart and as the heart speaks self-exalting things to ourselves, we swell up with pride until what is inside spills out of our mouths.  Thus the main goal is NOT to make sure you don’t...
The Ingredient Which Fuels Impatience

The Ingredient Which Fuels Impatience

King Solomon sheds some light on this ingredient in Ecc. 7: 8b…the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. 9 Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the heart of fools. In contrasting patience with pride, it becomes evident that...
How to think about Christian Love

How to think about Christian Love

In 1 John 3-4, it is made clear that only those who have personally experienced and continue to learn about the transforming love of God through the saving work of Jesus Christ, will love as God desires for them to love, since only then will we have the correct...
Singing to God and to One Another

Singing to God and to One Another

A main theme that pops out from Eph. 5:19-20 and Col. 3:16 is the corporate emphasis.  Yes, the singing and making melody and the giving of thanks is primarily directed towards the Lord, but also to each other in the gathering.  In Eph. 5:19, it is speaking to one...