Results tagged “Humility” from Reformation21

Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World

Article by   October 2008
A broken leg gets more attention than the nagging pain in your side. But the attention we give to an illness is not always an accurate judge of its severity. The break may heal where the nagging pain betrays something far more serious. Worldliness is a nagging pain in the Christian's soul. It does not get the kind of attention that more public acute sins garner, but it is equally if not more deadly than many other temptations. continue

A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics

Article by   January 2007
In the forward to Dr. Richard Pratt's first book, Every Thought Captive, John Frame asserts that Reformed people are often strong in setting forth Biblical theories for apologetics but are "generally weak in training one another to do apologetics." Frame... continue

Leadership, Holy Men, and Lessons from Augustine

Article by   November 2006
We can now take this point a stage further: in this context, that of the god-like aspirations of leadership, sin becomes incredibly attractive. In the Confessions, Augustine makes it clear in relation to a trivial act of the youthful crime... continue

The Latest Scandal in Washington

Article by   October 2006
Up until a few weeks ago, Congressman Mark Foley served as the United States Representative from the 16th District of Florida. In what is now a painful irony, Representative Foley formerly served as co-chair of the House Caucus on Missing... continue

Results tagged “Humility” from Reformation21 Blog

Praying Through the Scriptures: Galatians 6

Article by   October 2018
Over the years it has been my practice, learned from others, to offer up praises and petitions framed by a passage of Scripture. Some of these passages were read in preparation for preaching, others offered material for meditation in... continue

John Calvin's Aversion to Being Remembered

Article by   July 2018
Of all the sixteenth-century Reformers John Calvin (1506-1564) was the most reluctant to discuss details of his life in works destined for public consumption. As he told Cardinal Jacopo Sadoleto, "I am not eager to speak about myself." He... continue

Of Mary's Virginity and Humility

Article by   December 2017
A seasonal quotation from Sermons of St. Bernard on Advent and Christmas:"Who is this Virgin so reverently saluted by the angel? and so lowly as to be espoused to a carpenter? Beautiful commingling of virginity with humility! That soul is... continue

Painful Lessons in Humility: Calvin on Gen. 17.1-27

Article by   September 2015
Scripture's account of God's command to Abraham to "circumcise the flesh of [his] foreskin" (Gen. 17.11; KJV) affords Calvin ample opportunity to reflect on the reality and nature of sacramental signs. Thus he is keen, in his comments on this... continue

The humility and jealousy of the Holy Spirit

Article by   September 2012
I remember hearing the story: a gathering of ministers in a place that had known God's blessing in an unusual degree in time past, grieving over the present low state of things and seeking the Lord for his return. They... continue
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