The death of Jesus is part of His triumph.
Or, even small drums can make sizable sound.
Or, Making peace with the dragon is making peace with death.
The classical and Christian model of education at ECS.
His blood is more precious than the most expensive perfume.
It takes two to make a hypocrite.
Christ's substitutionary sacrifice
Avoiding erratic dualism and anemic evangelism.
Better thankfulness should lead to better hopefulness.
Our hope is in Jesus who forgives hopelessness.
Remembering the joy of coming to communion the first time.
Why it's not okay not to hope.
Why a Christian Can't Go Hungry
Jesus offers forgiveness to the worst first.
Or, Why the Whole World Should Go after Jesus
Love keeps our eyes open.
Communion is emotionally complex.
Or, the unwisdom of singing songs to heavy hearts.
Battling unbelief by the word and ordinance.
One difference between submission and repentance.
Communion is too powerful to play with.
Consumer culture can't last.
The believer's death and resurrection in Christ is decisive.
True authority uses its power for more than making much of oneself.
The Shepherd's sacrifice unites His flock.
Go ahead and repent.
Christ's death on the cross is potent.
Sheep should listen to the Shepherd.
God's grace to us in revealing the evangel.
Jesus is the way and the destination.
A cover worth considering.
We increase in affections for God as we become more like God.
A connection between Psalm 23 and the Lord's Table
A great 20 minute video introduction to Classical and Christian education.
Sin requires a blood punishment.
A Review of The Seven Laws of a Teacher, Preface and Introduction
We reap what we sow.
How to balance our receiving with the giving.
The confusion between being abused and just not agreeing
The sad and deadly irony about our need to procect children in the President's own words.
A student who is wise in his own eyes will never learn.
God gladly forgives His children who confess their sin.
Communion lifts up Christ in honor because He was lifted up on the cross.
What comes out comes from within.
Christ is a great Savior for sinners.
Being questioned is not our undoing, it is our opening to testify.
A good test of our transformation is if we can rejoice with those who rejoice.
Jesus was born to tell the truth.
What makes Christmas so hard?
Or, Be the bamboo.
Examining ourselves before communion should lead to enjoying the meal.
The benefit of a clear conscience.
Responding to suspense and tension with rejoicing by faith.
For every Christian, lies belong to a previous life and a previous father.
Why the cross proved Jesus' divine identity.
A son's deeds demonstrate the son's dad.
Raising awareness about adoption is always appropriate.
Doers of the Word will serve orphans and widows.
Christians are soliders who were saved to battle.
Responding poorly to others responding poorly.
Hospitality is divine.
Current political candidates are the fruit of the worship we've sown.
Our communion should be missable.
When a culture thinks marriage is natural.
When we confess our sin God doesn't sin, He forgives.
Being at the kids' table is being included in the family.
Love for our neighbor is a big deal.
The people who share the portion of Christ.
Laying aside sin is necessary for the race of faith.
Christ has worked and is working to get us to His likeness.
Repentance is not a lukewarm decision.
Or, When Celebration Raises Questions
Our God gives us good laws for our good.
Confession 101 - Lesson 5 - Confess to whomever you sinned against.
Recommended resources to study the Gospel of John.
It's really good that our God is God.
Rejoicing over mercy or pooh-poohing the rejoicers.
Confession 101 - Lesson 4 - My sin is worst.
Jesus saves us all on His own.
Confession 101 - Lesson 3 - No one makes us sin.
The inaugural convocation address at Evangel Classical School.
The First First Day of Evangel Classical School.
Brothers, don't create sheepwalkers.
Why it's important just to get to work.
The indwelling Holy Spirit helps keep communion from becoming a dry, external-only ceremony.
Confession 101 - Lesson 2 - We all sin.
Following Christ as He tells us leads to better things than we could imagine.
Confession 101 - Lesson 1 - Sin is bad.
The ego is dead! Long live Christ in us!
Confessing our sins doesn't make us great.
A brief response to "No purfect people allowed" church signage.
Even Calvinists need to be humble.
Getting help from God for Project One Voice.
2 Corinthians 4 calls us to proclaim and live the gospel - a response to Voddie Baucham's video.
Giving thanks for what we've been given, including the ability to give thanks.
We can't worship God without the help of His Spirit.
One way to keep believing from getting cold.
The one28 theme for 2009-2010.
Comparing pre-flood depravity with today's depravity.
What I did this summer.
Links to the audio and notes for the Rightly Dividing seminar on how to study the Bible held at Grace Bible Church in Marysville WA.
Online audio resources.
Audio from my ordination service in February 2009.
Resolutions for 2009.
Thoughts about making resolutions as humans made in the image of God.
The many beards of Jesse Martin.
A sad notification letter from YouTube.
Resolutions for 2008 in review.
By book on Ecclesiastes is printed.
Thoughts on ordination to gospel ministry.
Thoughts on writing for my blog.
Genesis 1:1 and God's independent creation of the universe.
The one28 theme for 2008-2009.
The importance of Genesis for culture making.
The beginning of my series in Genesis.
A booklet on making disciples.
Announcing a seminar on how to study the Bible.
Recap of our anniversary trip to the olympic swim trials in Omaha.
Celebrating our 10 year anniversary.
Maggie and I traveling to Ohio.
A list of my sermons from Ecclesiastes.
Examining joy in pastoral ministry.
Extra thoughts on Ecclesiastes.
Thoughts on maturity and college.
Connecting my dad and my son.
What I did over spring break 2008.
How misery helps us learn to trust God.
Counsel for fools who show themselves with their mouths.
My experience in an ambulance with kidney stones.
My experience tumbling down the tubing hill at Double-K.
Phil Johnson on the tubing hill at Double-K.
My retreat with Dave Cleland in White Lake, Wisconsin.
My resolutions for 2008.
Reviewing my 2007 new years resolutions.
The story of totaling my Passat.
The benefits of being a youth pastor.
Ways pride gets in and should be killed.
Links for Halloween and Reformation Day.
A link to John Piper's video explanation of the gospel in six minutes.
One million MacArthur Study Bible's sold.
Celebrating not teaching.
God's control over the bridge collapse in Minneapolis.
The vanity of Facebook.
The making of my video, Water.
Recommended resources for studying Calvinism.
The connection between shepherds and sheep.
Adolescence and ADD.
Explaining behind the scenes of my music video.
My music video.
10 books every Christian should own.
The books that have impacted me the most.
Recommended resources for studying the 16th century Protestant Reformation.
Recommended resources for studying Jonathan Edwards.
How church helps a Christian grow.
How to destroy unity by failing to love.
Prayer is the life of a Christian.
Believers should buy and read Christian biographies.
Why conflict in Christian truth-telling is sometimes necessary.
The fun of mowing my own yard with my own lawn mower.
How to respond to scoffers.
Why unthankfulness is so ugly.
My second blog post.
My first blog post.