Author Archives: jonahmb

Doubt, Discipline, And Faith

Zachariah is a good man. Elizabeth is a good gal. They are altogether righteous and blameless in the commandments of God. Zachariah is a priest and Elizabeth is a descendant of Aaron, and they are covenantally faithful (Luke 1:5-6). If you knew them, you would say, “When I grow up, I want to be like […]

Redeeming Blood

I’ve been preaching through Luke, and you can find those sermons here. And we came up to Zachariah’s song, which can be read here. This song is about the visiting mercy of God to bring peace and God brings this peace in two ways. The first way God brings peace is by visiting His people […]

Your Love Is Better Than Life

Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips shall praise You. Psalm 63:3 “Faith does not promise us length of days, riches, and honours (the Lord not having been pleased that any of these should be appointed us); but is contented with the assurance, that however poor we may be in regard to present […]

Thus It Truly Is

“We expect salvation from [Jesus]–not because he stands aloof from us, but because ingrafting us into his body he not only makes us partakers of all his benefits, but also of himself. Therefore, I thus retort the argument, If you look to yourself damnation is certain: but since Christ has been communicated to you with […]

Paedobaptism Is Not An Empty Sign

So, I was listening to a podcast, from an apologist I greatly respect, and he and I differ on baptism. He is a Reformed Baptist, and I am just plain ol’ Reformed. He made a comment about Presbyterian baptism, which I am just going to label paedobaptism throughout the rest of this. He wished not […]

This Is War

Advent means coming. We often think of Advent as the time a baby is born, meek and mild, and laying in a manger no crying He makes (yeah right!). We often think of cozy little hay beds and fluffy winged angels and shepherds with red cheeks. I wonder, did the cattle barn have Christmas lights? […]

So, Christian, Now What?

Well, here is a little list: Give thanks to God. We should not have wanted a man like Trump to be president but we should also not have wanted a woman like Hillary even more. So, give thanks that it is not as bad as it could have been, but be humble enough to admit […]