I Repent—Spurgeon Was a Great Preacher

When I was in seminary, at the zenith of youthful pride, I mentioned to several compatriots that I disapproved of the preaching of C. H. Spurgeon (aka “the Prince of Preachers”—I should have known). My reasons were legitimate concerns about what we call today a “Christ-centered” approach to preaching. In short, the accusation was thatContinue reading “I Repent—Spurgeon Was a Great Preacher”

Bringing the Dead to Life- Ezekiel 37:1-14

Take a moment to pray. Ask God to speak to you through his word—for his Spirit to convict you of sin, teach you the truth, and lead you in walking by faith. Setting the Scene It’s hard for us to understand the degree of spiritual depression Israel experienced when the Babylonians destroyed the Temple inContinue reading “Bringing the Dead to Life- Ezekiel 37:1-14”

Spiritual Heart Surgery- Ezekiel 11:1-25

Take a moment to pray. Ask God to speak to you through his word—for his Spirit to convict you of sin, teach you the truth, and lead you in walking by faith. Setting the Scene Hearts can be tricky. I don’t mean our literal hearts beating in our chests, but our capacity for responding toContinue reading “Spiritual Heart Surgery- Ezekiel 11:1-25”

Feeling the Weight of Sin- Ezekiel 9:1-11

There are two great lessons which every man must learn, and learn by experience, before he can be a Christian. First, he must learn that sin is an exceeding great and evil thing; and he must learn also that the blood of Christ is an exceedingly precious thing, and is able to save unto theContinue reading “Feeling the Weight of Sin- Ezekiel 9:1-11”

The Many Faces of Idolatry- Ezekiel 8:1-18

Take a moment to pray. Ask God to speak to you through his word—for his Spirit to convict you of sin, teach you the truth, and lead you in walking by faith. Setting the Scene The human mind is, so to speak, a perpetual forge of idols. -John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion Technically,Continue reading “The Many Faces of Idolatry- Ezekiel 8:1-18”