Blog Posts by Mark Jones

Christ Kept the 10 Commandments

Article by   April 2015
Adam broke the ten commandments in the Garden. But Christ kept the ten commandments in the "wilderness," under far more intense circumstances than what was originally required of Adam. He kept the first commandment. He brought glory to God the Father... continue

Christ's Death: His Willingness

Article by   April 2015
As some will no doubt be preaching on Christ's death on Friday, there is one hugely important theological fact that must be kept uppermost in our minds as we consider his death on the cross. If we do not understand Christ's... continue

Easters

Article by   April 2015
Last year I forgot it was Easters, likely due to the fact that I had just returned home from South Africa and was jet-lagged. I prepared my sermon on Genesis, and only realized when it was too late that it... continue

Adam Broke 10 Commandments in the Garden

Article by   March 2015
What commandments did Adam break in the Garden when he and his wife ate from the tree which God commanded them not to eat from (Gen. 2:16-17; 3:6)? I believe he broke all ten commandments, not just one or two... continue

Does the Gospel Threaten?

Article by   March 2015
Does a Christian have any reason to be afraid of God? Does the gospel make any threats to God's people or does the gospel simply promise and comfort? There is no doubt that the gospel promises and comforts. That is... continue

Money, money, money!

Article by   March 2015
Suppose an extremely wealthy person was willing to make a sizeable donation to your church or to your para-church organization. By sizeable, I mean 1 or 2 million U.S. dollars. Now, what if you told that person that you are unwilling... continue

In China....

Article by   March 2015
I'm currently in China, where I do not have access to Gmail, Facebook, or Twitter. I suppose this is an enforced Lent for me. But I do have access to Reformation21 for some reason. I guess we are not quite... continue

Clapping at Conferences

Article by   March 2015
Q. What is the sound of one hand clapping? A. A conference where people are more thankful for the message than praising the man who delivered the message. At a fairly large conference a few years ago, one speaker arrived with great... continue

Moralizing our Children?

Article by   March 2015
As I think about Ephesians 6:1-3, a number of questions come to mind concerning the way I treat my children (ages: 4, 4, 7, 9). This post does not in fact aim to raise a challenge to Baptists, but rather to... continue

Pastor's Wife Appreciation Month: Whaaaat?

Article by   March 2015
As it happens, we are not only in the midst of Lent, but also Pastor's Wife Appreciation Month. Yes, Month. All of this self-sacrifice is too much. Here at Reformation21 we are going to begin a series. Next up: The... continue
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