Daily Roundup

Thoughts That Have Helped Me – Bob Jennings went home to be with the Lord in November of 2012.  These are a few thoughts he wrote about 3 months prior.

How Christians Prepare for Suffering – If you think the Christian life is one of ease, health, wealth, etc.  Well, I’m not sure you know the same Jesus that I do.

Law & Liberty: A Biblical Look At Legalism – A new book that is coming out in a month by Don Kistler, John MacArthur, Joel Beeke and Phil Johnson.

Judge Not! – A 16 part bible study by Mike Ratliff.

The Link Between Spirituality and Sexuality – There is an embedded creational link between sexuality and spirituality. We were created for monogamy in both, and when a society loses one, it won’t be long before it loses the other.

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We must treasure in our hearts that we are not saved merely by what Christ has done for us, but by who He was, is, and will be forever! – Paul Washer

Daily Roundup

The Inverted Nature of Christ’s Invitation – Even Christ’s invitation to humanity is upside down.

Plain Preaching – Joel Beeke writes about 3 characteristics of “plain” preaching that we need to get back too.

The Gospel of Noncontradiction – A 3 minunte video by Doug Wilson where he talks about the relationship of grace, sanctification, law and Gospel.

Pilgrims in a Post-Christian Culture – We are on a journey.  It is long and fraught with dangers.

Reasons We Should NOT Share the Gospel – That is an attention grabbing line, ey?  But these are good reasons that we should all heed.

Book Recommendation – The Reformers and Puritans as spiritual mentors: “Hope is kindled” by Michael Haykin

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Let those, therefore, who are thus highly favored, consider more than ever yet they have done, how great that blessing is which God has bestowed upon them of his mere free love and sovereign grace, and not for any worthiness of theirs; and how great obligations they are under to glorify God: and to glorify Christ, who hath purchased this blessing with his own blood. What manner of persons ought you to be! pray consider it! Do you hope that God has thus highly advanced and exalted you? And will you not be careful indeed to live to his glory, and to exalt and magnify his name? Will you dishonor Christ, who has thus honored you? Will you regard him but a little, who has shown such infinite regard to your welfare? Shall the world have your heart, and Christ and his glory be neglected after all? Will you not rather watch against your corrupt, worldly, proud dispositions? Will you not seek opportunities to do something for God, who, as you think, has been thus kind to you? And for that Savior, who has purchased this, at the cost of such extreme sufferings? – Jonathan Edwards

Daily Roundup

A day full of questions and a free book from Desiring God.

Will You Go To Hell? – Justin Edwards asks the question.

What is Evangelistic Preaching? – David Murray asks what it is that really distinguishes evangelistic preaching from all other kinds of preaching?

Did the Apostle Paul Really Write All the Letters Attributed to Him? – Some critical scholars suggest that the apostle Paul didn’t really write some of the letters that are now ascribed to him.

Free Download of John Piper’s Oldest (and Newest) Book – Download Piper’s book Love Your Enemies free.

Lloyd-Jones on False Conversion

We should examine ourselves constantly in the light of the Word. And if we are not reading it in such a way as to be examined by it, we are not reading it correctly. We must face these things. Do I take the whole message of the Scriptures? Am I taking the whole counsel of God? Do I accept the teaching concerning the wrath of God as I do that concerning the love of God? Am I as ready to believe in the righteousness of God as in His mercy; in the justice and holiness of God as well as in His compassion and long-suffering? That is the question. The characteristics of the false believer is that he does not face it all; he just picks out what he wants and likes, and ignores the rest. In other words his outstanding characteristic always is that he never faces completely and honestly the nature of sin, and the effects of sin, in the light of the holiness of God. The trouble with him is that he never wants to feel unhappy, he never wants to feel a sense of dissatisfaction with himself, or a sense of discomfort. The thing he wants to avoid at all costs is being unhappy or being made to feel uncomfortable. He does not like the people who make him feel uncomfortable, nor the passages in the Bible that do the same, so he picks and chooses. He is always out for ease and comfort and happiness; and he never faces properly the biblical doctrine of sin, because it disturbs him and causes him disquiet…. Continue reading

Jesus + Nothing = Everything

I’ve been listening to the sermons series by Tullian Tchividjian because I was too cheap to purchase the book, but it looks like I might have to.  Obviously the video messages are more in depth than the book, but there is just something about holding a book in your hands.

You can find the online video series here.

The audiobook can be purchased here.

The Hardback book can be purchased here.

The Kindle Edition can be purchased here.

This is an outstanding series of messages on the book of Colossians that deals with mans desire to add to the Gospel and when we do that, we totally miss the Gospel.