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

How Can Preaching be a Form of the Word of God?

The New Testament often speaks of preaching as the word of God. When Barnabas and Saul "reached Salamis, they began to proclaim the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews" (Acts 13:5). Paul says he was made a minister "so that I might [...]

By | August 6th, 2018|Denny's Blog|

Every Sermon Ought to Have One Main Point

The fact that “Every Text Has One Main Point,” last week’s blog, leads to the practical outcome that sermons and Bible teachings ought to have one main point. Prominent preachers and teachers of preaching agree. Here is the connection Charles Simeon makes in discussing sermon [...]

By | July 30th, 2018|Denny's Blog|

Every Text Has One Main Point

In his Biblical Hermeneutics, Milton Terry states emphatically, “A fundamental principle in grammatico-historical exposition is that words and sentences can have but one signification in one and the same connection” (205). By one signification, Terry means that a word has one meaning in its particular [...]

By | July 23rd, 2018|Denny's Blog|

BOTH Willing AND Doing

So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and [...]

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

Common Grace and Common Operations of the Spirit

The concept of the “common operations of the Spirit” is found in both the Confession and Larger Catechism. It is often confused with “common grace,” which involves God’s unmerited blessing upon all His creatures. “He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the [...]

By | June 18th, 2018|Denny's Blog|

Making the Psalms Our Own

In 1994, a young Rwanda minister lost three of his brothers in the same day, brutally slain in a genocidal killing (LeFebve, Singing the Songs of Jesus, 129). In 2015, an Indianapolis pastor lost his wife in a brutal rape and murder (IndyStar, November 11, [...]

By | June 4th, 2018|Denny's Blog|

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|