Posts from January 2018

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The Obedient Servant, By Charles Spurgeon

by Thomas Provost

“I gave my back to those who beat me, and my cheeks to those who tore out my beard.  I did not hide my face from scorn and spitting.” – The Prophet Isaiah 50:6; About 720 B.C. “This is Jesus the Messiah, the peerless sufferer. And this one who suffered, on whom men spat, was […]

Luther – Magnificat

by Thomas Provost

The following excerpt is taken from “Martin Luther’s Basic Exegetical Writings,” Edited by Carl L. Beckwith.  In the introduction to Luther’s writing on Mary’s Magnificat, Beckwith summarizes some of Luther’s thoughts, and captures something his heart. “Luther describes our sin and pride as residing always in the heights, in the exalted things of the world, […]