I could title this study something like, “Who’s the Boss?” for, fundamentally, that is what the religious leaders were asking. Jesus’ non-answer gave the answer: Jesus is. Christians need to remember this. Non-Christians need to know this. Everyone needs to submit to this. Jesus is
Jesus is King. Jesus rules. But that does not mean that he will step into each of our troubles and remove them with an immediate wave of his glorious sceptre. On Ascension Day, it is helpful for us to understand that.
I did not grow up in a Reformed church. When I first began to interact with Reformed churches, I was exposed to various points of liturgy that were somewhat unfamiliar: for instance, a benediction at the end of the service, corporate confession of sin, even
As Protestants, we tend to not place a lot of weight on a Christian liturgical calendar. Indeed, there are many in Reformed circles who consider any worship gathering of the church outside of the Lord’s Day to be a violation of the regulative principle of