Rutherford’s 4 Propositions on Providence

Source: Influences of the Life of Grace…  (London, 1659), pt. 2, ch. 1, pp. 122-27 Proposition 1.  God by order of nature first acts upon the creature and gives his stirring-up influence to it.  We cannot, in genere causae physicae [in the genera of a physical cause], first breath upon God; He prevenes the sun, and the SunContinue reading “Rutherford’s 4 Propositions on Providence”

How Should God’s Providence Affect Our Lives?

John Piper, in his book “Providence”, concluded (pp.694-711) by providing ten examples of the effects that knowing and loving God’s providence –the all-embracing, all-pervasive, invincible, purposeful sovereignty of God– will have in a Christian’s life. God’s providence may bring us joy or sorrow but may we see and savor the greatness and beauty of GodContinue reading “How Should God’s Providence Affect Our Lives?”

SCBC Lord’s Day #9 (2022)

You shall keep my Sabbaths and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD. Leviticus 19:30 The ninth LORD’s Day this year is a display of God’s glory and faithfulness to His church. He loves the church so He purges, sanctifies, disciplines, and sustains them. The messages we heard touched the heart of God’s gracious andContinue reading “SCBC Lord’s Day #9 (2022)”

Review: The Sovereignty of God in Providence

I received this free booklet entitled “The Sovereignty of God in Providence” by John Reisinger from Chapel Library. It cannot escape my hand the moment I gazed my eye on it. Though I do not promote the author’s covenant theology, his discussion on God’s meticulous providence is comforting, encouraging, and humbling being drawn from theContinue reading “Review: The Sovereignty of God in Providence”

SCBC Lord’s Day #8 (2022)

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Hebrews 10:24-25 ​The eighth LORD’s Day this year is a reminder of God’s sovereignContinue reading “SCBC Lord’s Day #8 (2022)”

God and the Cosmos

The Sovereignty of God I: God and the Cosmos Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases… Whatever the LORD pleases, he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps. Psa 115:3, 135:6 ESV Preliminary: Most modern evangelicals have a poor view of who God is andContinue reading “God and the Cosmos”

SCBC Lord’s Day #2 (2022)

I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the LORD, the Most High.  Psa 7:17 ESV ​Featured Excerpts and Lessons from Bella Vista and SCBC Pulpit Bella Vista Sunday School: Exposition of 1689 London Baptis Confession of Faith (Bro. Ghan) Chapter 5Continue reading “SCBC Lord’s Day #2 (2022)”

Book Review: Mysterious Ways

Because mystery attaches to the operations of God’s providence, it is not surprising that objections should arise in the minds of carnal people who are not prepared to live with mystery… For the believer, facing the mystery of God’s providence, the right approach is to realize that God is God.