Concierge 16.07

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Destinations for the Pilgrimage

⇒ Can We Really Do All Things Through Christ?

by Cameron Buettel

We need to quit ripping Philippians 4:13 away from it’s context. This article does just that. Perhaps we should quote Philippians 4:11 every time we quote verse 13.

Christ’s strength wasn’t just a vague force enabling Paul to whatever ends he desired. It strengthened Paul to be content in spite of the harsh difficulties he faced. He wasn’t talking about hypothetical goals, but about the very real adversity he faced on a daily basis.

⇒ 15 Martin Luther Quotes That Still Ring True

by Urban Rescue

In honor of the anniversary of the reformer’s death this week, here are a few of his most influential quotes.

⇒ Do You Still Think Your Salvation Is Great?

By Sinclair Ferguson

This is deeper grace from before the dawn of time. It was pictured in the rituals, the leaders, and the experiences of the Old Testament saints, all of whom longed to see what we see. All this is now ours. Our salvation depends on God’s covenant, rooted in eternity, foreshadowed in the Mosaic liturgy, fulfilled in Christ, enduring forever. No wonder Hebrews calls it “so great a salvation”.

⇒ The Personal Piety of Jonathan Edwards

⇒ The Personal Piety of Jonathan Edwards (part 2)

by Don Whitney

He built his life around disciplines that helped him pursue the enjoyment of God and cultivate happiness in him.

⇒ A History of Awakening

by Keith Mathison

God sovereignly moves when and where He wills, and just as He brought the light of the gospel into the darkness of pagan Rome, medieval Europe, and communist China, He can bring light into places currently shrouded in darkness. He can bring an awakening to the Islamic world. He can bring an awakening to the secular West.

⇒ Is the Pope Right About the Death Penalty?

by Russell Moore

Moore is spot on in this article. Those who are pro-life should so value life that when a man commits murder, the death penalty is a just punishment.

The application of the death penalty predates the Mosaic code. In the covenant with Noah, God forbade murder and simultaneously made provision for the death penalty in some instances. “Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image,” God declared (Gen. 9:6).

⇒ The Role of HIstory in Reclaiming the Evangelical Mind

by Jeff Robinson

Allow this amateur historian an indulgence with this article. It is an interview with Nathan Finn on the role of history for the mind of an evangelical.

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