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Rightly Understanding The Crucified King

  Was Jesus the true Messiah or was Jesus a failed Messiah? In other words, did his death confirm his failure? Or, to the contrary, did his death confirm his triumph? This question is relevant to every person alive today. If we confess Jesus as the true Messiah, then we will serve Him as our … read more »

Fruits of Obedience

The apostle Peter exhorted his Christian audience, “As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy’” (1 Pet 1:14–16). … read more »

What Does It Mean to Be Reformed?

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Every year or so I find myself crawling back to a definition of the word Reformed that I first wrote up a couple of years ago. I find it worthwhile to revisit this every twelve months or so. With the amount of reading and studying I do in a year, I feel it is interesting … read more »

The Price Christ Paid for Your Church

It should be the essential goal of every Christian, to keep the two greatest commandments of loving God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength and to love our neighbors as ourselves. When you boil down the tasks of the pastor, everything fits into these commands as well. The shepherd must live reverently, loving … read more »

A High View of the Holy Spirit

Recently, the seminary posted faculty videos related to its core doctrinal commitments. The six videos in this series center on Pneumatology, and the commitment at TMS to a high view of the Person and work of the Holy Spirit. In this opening video, Dr. Bryan Murphy explains the Holy Spirit’s role in the inspiration of Scripture. Dr. … read more »

A High View of Scripture

Recently, the seminary posted faculty videos related to its core doctrinal commitments. The three videos in this series center on bibliology, and the commitment at TMS to a high view of Scripture. In this opening video, Dr. Bryan Murphy discusses the seminary’s commitment to the original languages.   Dr. David Farnell highlights the fact that the … read more »

A High View of God

Recently, the seminary posted faculty videos related to its core doctrinal commitments. This series focused on theology proper, and the seminary’s commitment to a high view of God. In this opening video, Dr. Greg Harris discusses God’s unparalleled glory.   Dr. Bill Barrick reflects on the infinite holiness of God.   Dr. Barrick examines the … read more »

Did Jesus become a Sinner on the Cross?

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Not long ago, as I was reading through portions of Martin Luther’s commentary on Galatians, I came across the following: “Christ took upon Himself our sins, not by constraint, but of His own good will, in order to bear the punishment and wrath of God: not for the sake of His own person (which was just and invincible, and was not … read more »

Upon This Rock

In Matthew 16:18, Jesus said to Simon, “I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.” Roman Catholics interpret Matt. 16:18 to mean that Peter is the rock upon which the church is built. That interpretation then becomes the basis … read more »

Jesus’ Delay and Jairus’ Daughter

A couple of years ago, I preached on the passage in Mark 5 where Jesus healed the unnamed woman who had been bleeding for twelve years. One of the more striking elements in that passage is that Jesus had the rich and powerful Jairus wait while He not only healed the woman, but then went on … read more »