Article Roundup: February 2016, Part 2

What is Zeal? by Joel Beeke at Meet the Puritans

We were redeemed by Christ in order to be a people, His people, zealous for good deeds (Titus 2:14).  May God damn cold, dead religion; only hearts "ablaze for the glory of God" will do.

In Defense of Date Night by Stacy Reaoch at DesiringGod

I'm not a married man, so take my opinion lightly.  But I know of few couples who would really appreciate a regular date night.  How might you serve the families?  A really good way is giving them time away from their kids to work on their marriage!

Christology Statement by Ligonier Ministries

This is a small site dedicated to explaining and defending the biblical, historical, creedal confession of Jesus Christ.  It lends language and words to concepts that are inexhaustible and yet absolutely critical to fundamental Christianity.

Jesus Paid It All by Jonathan Parnell at DesiringGod

I really like how DG is using hymns to explain old biblical truths.  There's a reason these songs have lasted decades, and unite generations of saints around the world. 

Matthew 10:32-39

From Christ's own mouth, a basic definition of the cost to being a Christian:

“Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven.  But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven . Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.  For I came to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a man's enemies will be the members of his household.  He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.  And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.  He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it."