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Gospel Glimpses (Page 3)

Gospel Glimpses is all about getting a fresh look at the Good News brought and blood bought by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Your Kingdom Awaits

Paul Tripp I live in Philadelphia, and a few miles outside the city limits is the King of Prussia Mall. This complex contains more dedicated retail space than any other shopping mall in the United States! A few years ago, the mall had a marketing slogan: “Your Kingdom Awaits.” Whoever came up with the phrase…

The Worst Consequence of Skipping Church

Tim Challies We are a culture of convenience, of personalization, of individualism. We have a million ways of customizing our lives to perfectly suit our every preference. When things are difficult, we think little of pulling away from responsibilities, of reorienting our lives away from whatever causes inconvenience. This can even extend to something as…

Gentle Me, Lord

Scotty Smith   Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Phil. 4:5 Lord Jesus, this Scripture immediately makes me think of you, for you are quintessential gentleness. No one is as kind to the broken, patient with the challenging, calm in crisis, or peace-full in disruption, as you are.   You’re…

Christ’s Atonement: The Wonderful Exchange

Tim Hoke The English term ‘atonement’ has been around quite awhile, entering the world during the Middle English era (12th-15th centuries). The English Reformation employed it widely, and ‘atonement’ has been a staple theological term ever since. A compound word, at-one-ment, means simply to “make amends.” Interestingly, the term graces the Old Testament but not…

Perfect Peace in a Perfectly Peace-less World

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock. Isa. 26:3-4   Most kind and trustworthy Father, you haven’t promised us a storm-less, hassle-free, conflict-empty life. You offer us no formulas for decreasing the…

A Disciple Or A Diotrephes?

Scotty Smith I have written something to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, does not acknowledge our authority. So if I come, I will bring up what he is doing, talking wicked nonsense against us. And not content with that, he refuses to welcome the brothers, and also stops those who want…

Ever Wondered – HOW TO PRAY ALL DAY?

Tim Challis “Pray without ceasing,” Paul says. Simple words, but a seemingly impossible challenge. How can you be expected to pray all the time? In chapter 54 of their work A Puritan Theology, Joel Beeke and Mark Jones dive deep into Matthew Henry’s great book A Method for Prayer to distil what he says about…

The Mission of Your Words

Paul Tripp Why do we speak to other people? First and foremost, we speak because it’s our natural design. God hardwired us with the unique ability and desire to engage in a social environment. But what motivates us to choose the specific words we use? Maybe you speak to acquire an item: a train ticket,…

I Confess: I’m A Cracked Pot

Owning Our Jar-of-Clay-ness Scotty Smith 2 Corinthians 4:7-9 7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. Lord Jesus, to have you plus nothing, makes us as rich as anybody in the history of the cosmos. To have you plus everything…

Much More Than Daily Bread!

Much More Than Daily Bread! Spurgeon Luke 11:3 Give us each day our daily bread Herein he well pictures the happy position of all the Lord’s people. A daily portion is all that a man really needs. We do not need tomorrow’s supplies; for that day has not yet dawned, and its needs are as…