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Mark Herzer
May 23, 2011

John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, A Study Guide, Lesson 3

STUDY SESSION 3 Introduction (pp. 41-55) Christian will meet with false professors as well as good brethren in the faith. In this study, Christian will encounter the Porter and the Beautiful House.   Readers Narrator (41) – large amount of reading Christian (42) “there came one to him” (42) – one line Timorous (42) – […]

May 16, 2011

Amillennialism

Amillennialism[1] Introduction That there are at least four major views to the end times (eschatology) question should cause us to pause. As mentioned before, all these views teach Christ’s personal return, the resurrection of every person, the judgment of all men, the eternal blessedness of the redeemed, and the everlasting punishment of the wicked. In […]

May 14, 2011

John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, A Study Guide, Lesson 2

STUDY SESSION 2 Introduction (pp. 27-41) Christian meets Goodwill and the Interpreter in this section. In addition, he will cast off his burdens. He has already been misled by Mr. Worldly-wise and will meet someone who will give him better counsel. In a sense, that is what this section is all about, namely, we should […]

May 12, 2011

Proverbs 2

Proverbs 2:1-22 Verses 1-5 encourages us to seek wisdom and vv. 5-9 is the answer. Again the theme is hungering for wisdom. Though this may be directed to the young, it pertains to all of us. The father here instructs his son to heed his counsel. It is wisdom beckoning us to heed God’s word. […]

May 2, 2011

Proverbs 1:20-33

Proverbs 1:20-33 1:20-21 — Wisdom cries aloud in the street, in the markets she raises her voice; at the head of the noisy streets she cries out; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks: Wisdom is personified and she goes out to the street, into the markets and cries out at the entrance […]

April 30, 2011

Proverbs 1:8-19

Proverbs 1:8-19 1:8-9 — 8 Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, 9 for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck. The first thing Solomon teaches us in the path of wisdom is the call to heed parental instruction. This is very significant. One, […]

April 28, 2011

Proverbs 1:1-7

Proverbs 1:1-7 Hubbard gives a good overview of Proverbs: “The bulk of Proverbs divides into two major kinds of literature: instructive speeches, chapters 1-9; wisdom sayings, chapters 10-31. The speeches had as their main purpose to state every possible reason why wisdom should be valued and folly despised.” (43) Wisdom will beseech the reader to […]

April 21, 2011

The Larger Catechism, #69, pt. 2

Excursus Effectual Calling, Regeneration, and Justification Sorry, I have removed this… some of this material will be used in an upcoming publication.

April 18, 2011

Proverbs, An Introduction

Proverbs Introduction Very few commentaries had been written on Proverbs until recently. Now, more and more scholars are studying OT Wisdom literature and significant commentaries have emerged.[1] It is by far the “most practical” books of the OT. Its sage advice, pithy style, and clear exhortations make it the favorite book of many. Most of […]

April 11, 2011

The Larger Catechism, #69, pt. 1

The Larger Catechism Questions 69 69.       Q. What is the communion in grace which the members of the invisible church have with Christ? A. The communion in grace which the members of the invisible church have with Christ, is their partaking of the virtue of his mediation, in their justification,[283] adoption,[284] sanctification, and whatever else, […]

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