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God’s Glory In Salvation Through Judgment

by Thomas Provost

The following is a comment taken from the book God’s Glory In Salvation Through Judgment, by James M. Hamilton Jr. (Crossway Publishers, 2010). In chapter two of the book the author is commenting on the Torah, and concerning Genesis 3:15 he presents a significant insight on God’s mercy. Genesis 3:14 & 15 “14 The Lord God […]

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, […]

God – My Shield; My Reward

by Thomas Provost

“After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, ‘Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.’ But Abram said, ‘Lord GOD (Adonai Yahweh), what will You give me, seeing I go childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?’ Then […]

The Joys of Heaven

by Thomas Provost

The Joys of Heaven By John Bunyan (1628 – 1688), Author of The Pilgrim’s Progress “There is no good in this life but what is mingled with some evil; honours perplex, riches disquiet (disturb), and pleasures ruin health. But in heaven we shall find blessings in their purity, without any ingredient to embitter. O! who […]

Great Meditation On Matthew 8

by Thomas Provost

“Christ is the exalted King who teaches with authority and confirms His message with miracles. However, Christ is also the lowly servant, who bears His people’s sin as a substitute (v. 17 “That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.”) and has […]

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 […]