Mid-America’s Institute of Nouthetic Studies Blog

Bible study
  • by Jay Adams
    Reformation teaching about justification and subsequent obedience hasn’t changed. The only obedience that God accepts is that which comes from the work of the Spirit within the believer. It is, therefore, both the fruit of the Spirit and the work of the Christian. To position one of these aspects of biblical obedience over against the […]
  • by Jay Adams
    A new era began with John the baptizer. Jesus said, The Law and the Prophets were until John; since then the good news of the kingdom of God has been proclaimed (Luke 16:18; HCSB). The Old Testament era, otherwise called the period of the Law and the Prophets (as here), had come to an end.  […]
  • by Jay Adams
    When things don’t go their way politically—or otherwise—people, many of whom are believers, start bewailing circumstances as if God had died. Let me speak a word to all who will listen: God’s still in complete control of everything. The world isn’t out of control.  He’s still providentially at work in His world. Of course things […]
  • by Jay Adams
    The following is the text of a gospel tract Jay Adams wrote during his early pastorate and used for many years. It was first published by Good News Publishers. We are glad to have anyone copy and use it.   In the Massachusetts Bay colony during the early 1700s, convicted men and women literally became […]
  • by Jay Adams
    The righteous person giving way to the wicked is like a polluted spring and a ruined fountain. (Proverbs 25:26) This powerful proverb is one for the conservative church today. Too often, by not speaking up, by failure to avow the truth, and in dozens of other ways, it is demonstrated to be true. In Palestine, […]
  • by Jay Adams
    When the Psalmist wrote, “I have seen limits to all things, however complete, but Your commandment is very broad” (Psalm 119:96), he was expressing his amazement at the comprehensiveness and seeming limitlessness of the Scripture (“commandment” here is one of the synonyms used in this Psalm for Scripture). This fact continually ought to bring us […]
  • by Jay Adams
    The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, equal to the other Persons in the Godhead. But, like the Father Who planned all things, and the Son Who came to redeem, the Spirit has His own special functions as well. One of those is to enable Christians to love. Seldom do you hear […]