Weekend Roundup

Law-Lite leads to Gospel-Lite leads to a watered-down Faith in the very potent mercy of God in Christ – What we hear preached makes a huge difference in our view of God’s salvation.

What Does It Mean to Abide In Christ – Sinclair Ferguson lists 4 aspects of abiding in Christ in this excerpt from In Christ Alone, which, through the 31st of August can be downloaded for free here.

Would We Know a Revival If We Say One? – J. I. Packer reflects on his longing to see a revival.

There is Nothing Common About Grace – Grace is a provision for men who are so fallen that they cannot lift the ax of justice; so corrupt that they cannot change their own natures; so adverse to God that they cannot turn to Him; so blind that they cannot see Him; so deaf that they cannot hear Him; and so dead that He Himself must open their graves.

Astronomy Images – I love images of the heavens as, for me, they remind me of the grandeur, magnitude, and shear intelligence of God.  In this set, images 1, 5, and 7 are my favorites.

 

Daily Roundup

Buckle Up: The Culture Wars Are Only Heating Up –  Owen Strachan takes a look at the coming culture wars surrounding marriage.

Union With Christ:  One of the Secrets of Sanctification – An excerpt from a J I Packer interview.

A Morning and Evening Prayer – The authors and composers of our original church songbooks often included example prayers to instruct the people.

Studies in Sanctification:  A 9-Part Lecture Series – Check out this series by Sinclair Ferguson.

Why Should a Pastor Preach Through Whole Books of the Bible? – Brian Croft blesses us with more of his pastoral wisdom.

The (Legalistic?) Gospel According to Peter – Marc Cortez asks if Peter was a legalist.

 

 

 

Daily Roundup

J. I. Packer on the Puritan Vision of Sanctification – A 3 minute video of J. I. Packer talking about sanctification and how the Puritans helped him understand it.

The High Cost of Ambivalence – Dan Dumas’ contribution to Tabletalk magazine.  One of the questions he asks is, “When was the last time you thought deeply about the consequences of ‘little’ erroneous theological decisions that can subtly distort both your faith and practice?”

Two Expositions of Revelation by Eric Alexander – This is two separate sets of MP3 series on the book of Revelation.

Under Sin – Psalm 36 – A Video of Phillip Jensen’s Cathedral Bible Study on Psalm 36.

The Fallacy of “Let Go and Let God”

This is an article I ran across today and from experience know how prevalent this statement is in the Church so I consider it a very relevant issue that needs to be addressed.  J. I. Packer, in his forward to John Owen’s book The Mortification of Sin talks about how this statement almost shipwrecked his faith.

Here is the Link.