Nothing Compares with Christ

O fair sun and fair moon; fair stars and fair flowers and fair roses; fair lilies, and fair creatures. But ten thousand thousand times fairer LORD Jesus. Alas! I have wronged Him in making the comparison this way. Oh dark sun and moon, but O fair LORD Jesus. O dark stars, flowers, and roses. ButContinue reading “Nothing Compares with Christ”

The Father’s Bargain by John Flavel (Tagalog)

John Flavel (1628–1691) Dito ating makikita ang sinabi ng Ama ng Siya ay nakipagkasundo kay Kristo para sa iyo. Ama: Aking anak, narito ang grupo ng mga Dukha at miserableng kaluluwa, na sukdulang nagpahamak sa kanilang sarili, at ngayon ay nahaharap sa aking hustisya. Hinihingi ng aking batas na may tumayo para sa kanila oContinue reading “The Father’s Bargain by John Flavel (Tagalog)”

Paul Washer on Presuppositional Apologetic

Spot on! Listen to this! “You don’t have to defend a lion. You just need to let the lion out and defend himself.” ~ Spurgeon “Even if you are smarter and even if you beat me in a debate, I’ll still believe in Jesus Christ. My faith in the LORD Jesus Christ is not basedContinue reading “Paul Washer on Presuppositional Apologetic”

Paul Washer on The Father’s Bargain by John Flavel

Here you may suppose the Father to say, when driving his bargain with Christ for you: Father. My son, here is a company of poor miserable souls, that have utterly undone themselves, and now lie open to my justice! Justice demands satisfaction for them, or will satisfy itself in the eternal ruin of them: WhatContinue reading “Paul Washer on The Father’s Bargain by John Flavel”

Christ has Risen

There are two stages of Christ‘s work of redemption: Humiliation (life and death) and exaltation (resurrection and ascension, seating at the right hand of God, and the second coming to judge the living and the dead). We already dealt with Christ’s humiliation, today we will look at the resurrection of Christ. The Resurrection of ChristContinue reading “Christ has Risen”

Christ was Buried

One of the most neglected accounts of Christ’s work is the fact that He was buried. Christ’s burial is proof that He truly died, which in turn proves the validity of His resurrection! For this reason, it was important for the early Church to affirm Christ’s burial. For I delivered to you as of firstContinue reading “Christ was Buried”

Christ, the Scapegoat

THE DAY OF ATONEMENT is a significant event in the life of the Israelites. It is when the sacrifice is offered to God to “atone” for the sins of his people. The selection of two goats—one to die on the altar as a sacrifice or payment for sin, and the other to be sent outContinue reading “Christ, the Scapegoat”

Christ, the Lamb

Although the metaphor of a lamb certainly suggests the gentleness and meekness of Christ’s demeanor, this is not its primary significance. In light of the historical background, the picture of Christ as the “Lamb” points primarily to Him as the atoning sacrifice for the sins of His people. OLD TESTAMENT SACRIFICIAL SYSTEM: Exodus 29:38-39 offeredContinue reading “Christ, the Lamb”

Christ, Our Sacrifice

Men nowadays hate the idea of sacrifice. Paul Wells observes this when he writes, “Blood-sacrifice is repugnant to modern man and had long been the object of scorn on the part of critics of Christianity” (Wells 121). But it is central for the Christian faith because of the revelation God has given us and howContinue reading “Christ, Our Sacrifice”

Christ, Our Reconciliation II

Last time, we talked about Christ’s work of reconciliation. He came not only to appease God’s wrath but also to change our hearts that we may love the Father back by His grace. Francis Turretin writes how important this work of reconciliation is, He cannot be called ours except as appeased; and from an angryContinue reading “Christ, Our Reconciliation II”