Denny’s Blog 2016-10-29T15:10:43-04:00

Gospel Arrow Force and Vehemence

A folded paper airplane hits a tree trunk, bounces back, and falls to the ground. By contrast, a sharp pointed arrow has penetrating power. In teaching and preaching, it is this “penetrating quality” that makes a gospel message effective (W.G.T. Shedd, Homiletics, 84). On one [...]

By | September 9th, 2019|Denny's Blog|

Labor Day: God and Faith and Work

Labor Day is a good time to talk about work. God commands work. God said to Adam and Eve, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the [...]

By | September 2nd, 2019|Denny's Blog|

Pointed Gospel Arrows, Pointed Applications

Sharp, pointed, penetrating gospel arrows set forth the truth of God by the power of God. Expository preaching and teaching, gospel lessons and preaching demand explanation of biblical texts. “Without explanation it is not expository” (T.H.L. Parker, Calvin’s Preaching, 79). But thorough explanations are not [...]

By | August 26th, 2019|Denny's Blog|

Gospel Arrow Emotion and Illustration

When pointed and sharp gospel arrows strike a human heart, the impact is felt. In fact, the impact must be felt. The Westminster Divines tell us that those who preach and teach must set forth the truth so that those listening “feel the word of [...]

By | August 19th, 2019|Denny's Blog|

Sharpen Your Gospel Arrows

A solid gospel message is a gospel arrow. See my explanation of Psalm 45:5, “Your arrows are sharp; The peoples fall under You; Your arrows are in the heart of the King's enemies.” Click here. If a gospel arrow accomplishes its task, it follows a [...]

By | August 12th, 2019|Denny's Blog|

The Mechanics of Gospel Archery

The mechanics of archery sets forth a precise sequence of steps to launch an arrow to a target. If the target is at some distance, one must aim high so that the arrow follows a precise arc in order to reach and hit the target. [...]

By | August 5th, 2019|Denny's Blog|

Gospel Arrows

“Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; the peoples fall under you. (Ps. 45:5). There is little doubt that Psalm 45:5 speaks of Jesus Christ, His enemies, and the weapons of His warfare. Hebrews 1:8 quotes the very next verse, Psalm [...]

By | July 29th, 2019|Denny's Blog|

Contradiction and Non-Contradiction

We often assume divine sovereignty and human freedom are irreconcilable. We presume they are contradictory. However, we do find them side by side in the Bible. The doctrines, therefore, cannot contradict each other. A common article of proper thinking is the so-called law of non-contradiction. [...]

By | July 22nd, 2019|Denny's Blog|

Divine Sovereignty, Human Freedom

When we discuss divine sovereignty and human freedom, we must properly define both and not compromise on either. One of the favorite texts relating both sides of the issue is Acts 2: 23. It speaks of the crucifixion of Christ and gives the ultimate and [...]

By | July 15th, 2019|Denny's Blog|

Depravity, Freedom, and Evangelism

One of our battles with the world involves free will, sovereignty, and human depravity. Our position on these matters radically affects our evangelism. As a Reformed Presbyterian, I am a Calvinist. I believe, with the Bible, in the absolute sovereignty of God over all things [...]

By | July 8th, 2019|Denny's Blog|