Denny’s Blog 2016-10-29T15:10:43+00:00

Christ’s Steadfast Love

On Sinai, Moses receives “the two tablets of the testimony, tablets of stone, written by the finger of God” (Exod. 31:18). But God’s people rebel under the leadership of Aaron and worship the Golden Calf. When Moses comes down the mountain, he sees the idolatry [...]

By | May 28th, 2018|Denny's Blog|

The Incomprehensible Christ

Moses made this grand request, "I pray You, show me Your glory" (Exod. 33:18). When he did so, the Lord had already acceded to a previous request. Moses had said, Is it not by Your going with us, so that we, I and Your people, [...]

By | May 21st, 2018|Denny's Blog|

Christ’s Presence, The Christian Distinctive

Moses boldly said to the LORD, "See, You say to me, 'Bring up this people!' But You Yourself have not let me know whom You will send with me” (Exod. 33:12). The query was heartfelt and real. It was a request for more clarity. Earlier, [...]

By | May 14th, 2018|Denny's Blog|

Love Yourself First?

Do a little Internet search using the words, “learn to love yourself before you can love others.” Wow! Psychologists and counselors seem to use this idea as a theme. Add the word “Bible” to your search. You’ll see that many Christian counselors often offer the [...]

By | April 29th, 2018|Denny's Blog|

Seeing Ourselves in the Psalms

The Book of Psalms is quoted seventy-nine times in the New Testament. There are also 333 allusions to the Psalms (Greek New Testament, United Bible Societies, “Index of Quotations” and “Index of Allusions and Verbal Parallels”). Christ speaks of Himself using the Psalms. And certainly, [...]

By | April 16th, 2018|Denny's Blog|

When God’s Word Touches You

"God's word cannot rightly thrive in us unless we have clearly understood what is presented to us, unless we are deeply touched by it ..." (John Calvin's Sermons on Genesis 1-11, 607). Yes, sitting under the preaching of the word of God, we must be [...]

By | April 9th, 2018|Denny's Blog|

Christ First, Then His Principles

“Whenever anybody starts talking about the principles of Christianity, you ought to be nervous. Christianity is, in the first place, not about principles; it’s about a person. And when you move away from the person to principles, you are probably betraying the faith.” Robert Godfrey [...]

By | April 2nd, 2018|Denny's Blog|

What Are the Common Operations of the Spirit?

The concept of the “common operations of the Spirit” is found in both the Confession and Larger Catechism under the heading of Effectual Calling. Asked about this concept in the Confession, a very prominent systematic theologian, spent time discussing common grace, which is quite different. [...]

By | March 26th, 2018|Denny's Blog|

Deuteronomy 24, Jesus, and Hermeneutucs

In discussing the tithe, I cited a basic principle of biblical interpretation. If a law or command is given or a principle is set forth in the Old Testament, it remains in force unless altered or revoked in the New Testament. In light of this [...]

By | March 19th, 2018|Denny's Blog|

The Propriety of the Tithe, Part Two

In speaking about the propriety of the tithe, I cited a basic principle of biblical interpretation. If a law or command is given or a principle is set forth in the Old Testament, it remains in force unless altered or revoked in the New Testament. [...]

By | March 12th, 2018|Denny's Blog|