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Canaries in a Coal Mine

Canaries in a Coal Mine

Prior to the widespread availability of electronic carbon monoxide detectors, coal miners carried canaries with them into the mines. Canaries are far more sensitive than humans to poisonous gases and were employed as early detection systems. If a canary died, it...
Thankful for God’s Purposes

Thankful for God’s Purposes

As we have considered evidences of grace common to every Christian, we have briefly touched on six distinct things for which every Christian can and should be thankful: God’s creation, God’s love, God’s provision, God’s forgiveness, God’s word, and God’s people. We...
Exceedingly Precious

Exceedingly Precious

As we saw yesterday, Luke 15 is a record of three parables focusing on essentially the same theme. Some have suggested that Jesus used three separate stories to highlight the ministry of the three persons of the Godhead in salvation: the shepherd representing Jesus...