The desire for joy is not ultimately satisfied in this world. Even in Eden joy was found not in the perfect created order, but in fellowship with God.
The Son of God is our joy and our life, the One who comes to us from beyond death.
In the gospel God is redeeming both time and work for the purpose of transforming creation into the kingdom of God.
God's Word and work establish the meaning of history, and He brings it to an ordained conclusion.
The church is a community where people are transformed and come to experience and share God's love.
The centrality of the temple speaks to the centrality of God in all of life. With the privilege of access to God comes the responsibility to guard our hearts and lives as we approach the King of kings.
In the face of euthanasia in our culture, the church is to minister the compassion and mercy of Christ, providing emotional, spiritual, and physical care for those who are lonely and dying.
We can never appreciate the almighty strength of Christ displayed in the resurrection until we recognize the power of sin and death that He has broken.
The basis of life and culture is the interpretive principle given to us by God in creation. We cannot derive truth from subjective personal experience.
The wise person is competent in handling God's Word. He knows God's Word and how to apply it. He understands life, the world, himself, and other people.
The Bible teaches wisdom by illustrating its opposite, folly. For the Christian, wisdom is not only appropriate actions, but an understanding that our lives are bound up with Christ.
A wise heart is a joyful heart. And a joyful heart is a humble heart that trusts in God.
Our culture is characterized by ignorance and indifference about the most important matters of truth. But the truth matters and it deserves our careful attention and consideration.
Looking towards the future has transformative power on our present life. With perspective comes purpose. With purpose comes hope.
The whole duty of man is to fear God, remember him and keep his commands. This was the original calling of man in Eden. It was about turning creation into a culture: to extend the kingdom of His majesty.