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Destinations for the Pilgrimage

⇒ The Ligonier Statement on Christology

by Ligonier Ministries

Ligonier recently released this statement on Christology titled, The Word Made Flesh. It is not an abstract document only for theologians. It is for Christians to grasp the biblical truth of the person and work of the 2nd person of the trinity. You can use this by going through short sections and meditating on the truths therein. The quote is the entire statement. The link provides additional explanation.

We confess the mystery and wonder of God made flesh and rejoice in our great salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord.

With the Father and the Holy Spirit, the Son created all things, sustains all things, and makes all things new. Truly God, He became truly man, two natures in one person.

He was born of the Virgin Mary and lived among us. Crucified, dead, and buried, He rose on the third day, ascended to heaven, and will come again in glory and judgment.

For us, He kept the Law, atoned for sin, and satisfied God’s wrath. He took our filthy rags and gave us His righteous robe.

He is our Prophet, Priest, and King, building His church, interceding for us, and reigning over all things.

Jesus Christ is Lord; we praise His holy Name forever.

Amen.


⇒ Injecting Your Prayer List with Life

by P.J. Tibayan

But there’s the problem: My praying through a list of names and needs often feels more like reading a shopping list than meaningfully communing with the Father in heaven.


⇒ Meet a Puritan: Thomas Watson

by Danny Hyde

Watson’s depth of doctrine, clarity of expression, warmth of spirituality, love of application, and gift of illustration enhanced his reputation as a preacher and writer. His books are still widely read today.


⇒ Seasoning the Heart for Prayer

by Ken Puls

But how much do we pray? Too often we neglect prayer. We fail even to sense our need for prayer. Though we are always in desperate need of God’s mercy, we succumb to weakness and weariness. Our need is great, yet our prayers are few.


⇒ Erasmus Before the Storm

by Timothy George

There is some truth in the old saw, “Erasmus laid the egg that Luther hatched”—a jibe which originated in the sixteenth century among some of Erasmus’s Franciscan critics. Luther learned from Erasmus that the Greek word metanoeite meant “to repent” not “to do penance” and this insight was reflected at the first of his 95 Theses.


⇒ Interpreting the Bible in 3 Simple Steps

by Vern Poythress

In the simplest form, we sit down and read the Bible with a focus on the fact that God is present and speaks to us through what we read. We consider a three-step approach to studying the Bible. The three steps are observation, elucidation, and application.

Observation answers the question, “What does the text say?” Elucidation answers the question, “What does it mean?” Application answers the question, “What does it mean to me?”


⇒ Holistically Pro-Life

by Trillia Newbell

Being pro-life is often exclusively linked to being anti-abortion. It isn’t less than that, but it’s so much more. The pro-life position encompasses all of life. It recognizes that babies are created and important in the womb, but it also upholds the dignity of every person throughout every stage of life regardless of disabilities. Being pro-life means remembering the orphans and widows as well as the elderly. Being pro-life also informs our views on suicide and assisted suicide. To be pro-life is to hold to a belief that all of life matters.


♦♦♦During my days of hotel management, hotel guests often asked for my recommendation for local points of interest. These points could be things to do, attractions to see or places to eat. Concierge is a feature that points to destinations online for those on the Christian journey.