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We Cannot Be Silent

by Thomas Provost

We Cannot Be Silent The following quote is taken from Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr.’s new book: We Cannot Be Silent; Speaking Truth to a culture redefining sex, marriage, and the very meaning of right and wrong. “When it is demanded that Christians respond with compassion at the expense of truth, we must understand that […]

Christ’s Righteousness

by Thomas Provost

The following note taken from the ESV Study Bible (Crossway Publishers), succinctly explains the biblical teaching concerning the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross. It also clarifies what it means for the believer in Christ to be justified by faith in Him. The note is based on 2 Corinthians 5:21, which reads: “For […]

Comfort To The Persecuted Church

by Thomas Provost

During the 16th century Reformation many French Huguenots were persecuted, imprisoned and martyred. Pierre Viret (1511 – 1571), known as the “Angel of the Reformation” for his conciliatory spirit and gentleness in ministry worked to ease this persecution. He wrote many letters to encourage believers who had been incarcerated. Pierre Viret was a French clergyman […]

VANDERGROE – Creation

by Thomas Provost

THEODORE VANDERGROE (1705 – 1784) is one of the last and most well known representatives of the Dutch Further Reformation. He devoted fifty-four years of his life to faithful preaching and pastoral ministry, serving two Reformed churches in the Netherlands. His sermons on the Heidelberg Catechism, published in two volumes in English for the first […]

Christ’s Satisfaction of God’s Justice

by Thomas Provost

The following meditation is taken from the Reformation Heritage KJV Study Bible published by Reformation Heritage Books; Grand Rapids, Michigan.  I feel that it is a good summary of what I have been preaching the last three Sundays on Romans 3:21 – 26. No promise of the gospel is more basic or precious than the […]

Psalm 2; A Meditation

by Thomas Provost

“Why do the nations rage (assemble in a rebellious uproar) and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying, ‘Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.’ He who sits in the […]

John Bunyan On The Attributes of God

by Thomas Provost

The following quote is adapted from John Bunyan’s (1628 – 1688) book An Exposition on the First Ten Chapters of Genesis, and Part of the Eleventh, as found in The Works of Bunyan, by Banner of Truth Publishing. This book is “an unfinished commentary on the Bible, found among the author’s papers after his death, […]

The Heart of His Glory: Majesty in Meekness

by Thomas Provost

The following quote is taken from A Peculiar Glory; How the Christian Scriptures Reveal Their Complete Truthfulness, by John Piper.  This book on the inspiration and beauty of Scripture is one of the best books I have read all year. “Close to the heart of what makes the glory of God glorious is the way […]

Jesus Is The Author

by Thomas Provost

Jesus Is The Author By Sinclair Ferguson Since the letter to the Hebrews specifically urges Christians to “fix your thoughts on Jesus” (Heb. 3:1, NIV; cf. 12:2), it should not surprise us that the author describes Him in more than a dozen different ways. Jesus is “Son” (Heb. 1:2); “Lord” (Heb. 2:3); “Apostle and High […]

Predictions of the Second Coming

by Thomas Provost

Predictions of the Second Coming Great meditation by C. S. Lewis titled “Predictions of the Second Coming” from his book The Business of Heaven. C. S. Lewis is great with words and images. “Many people find it difficult to believe in this great event without trying to guess its date, or even without accepting as […]