D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones was one of the greatest preachers of the 20th century. He believed that, “the first and primary object of preaching is not only to give information but to produce an impression. It is the impression at the time that matters, even more than what you can remember subsequently.”

Let the Children Come

Mark 10:13-16: 13 And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them.14 But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 15 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of…

Faith, Doubt, Certitude

Mark 9:14-29: 14 And when they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd around them, and scribes arguing with them. 15 And immediately all the crowd, when they saw him, were greatly amazed and ran up to him and greeted him. 16 And he asked them, “What are you arguing about with them?” 17 And someone from the crowd answered him, “Teacher,…

Greed vs. Blessed are the Merciful

Proverbs 11:24: One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Proverbs 28:22,25: A stingy man hastens after wealth and does not know that poverty will come upon him… A greedy man stirs up strife, but the one who trusts in the Lord will be enriched. Psalm 119:36: Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish…

Gluttony vs. Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted

Prov 23:19-21: Hear, my son, and be wise, and direct your heart in the way. Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat, for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags. Matt 11:18-19: For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, “He has a demon.” The Son of Man came eating…

Pride vs. Poverty of Spirit

Prov 11:2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. Prov 13:10 When there is strife, then there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice. Prov 16:18-19 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. It is better to be of a lowly spirit with…