Daily Roundup

iPhones, iPads, and Christian Parenting – A poignant  article that parents should read and think about.

Hatred Of Christ – I just love these deep, insightful writings of Roger Salter.

Why Doctrinal Preaching (Has) Declined – During the last two or three generations the pulpit has given less and less prominence to doctrinal preaching, until today, with very rare exceptions, it has no place at all. This was written in 1939!

Aftermath, Lessons from the 2012 Election – The American electorate is becoming more and more secular.  This is going to continue to change the landscape of American politics.

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“The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still.” – A.W. Tozer

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God’s Aim In Election, and Our Personal Holiness – After revealing his free electing grace toward sinners like us, what does God intend to do with his children now? What is the aim of our election?  A 6 minute video by Richard Gaffin, Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology (emeritus) at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.

Five Verses on Adoption – The word “adoption” only occurs a few time in the New Testament.  Look at how it is used.

Your Ministry:  Did You Build That? – An episode of “Moore to the Point Audio” where Russel Moore talks about this question and how we should understand what God is doing in working all things together to shape us for his Kingdom’s sake.

3 Way Civil Union – It was only a matter of time.  Looks like America might be playing catch-up on the issue though.

Five Corrosives to Faith – We don’t typically loose our faith all at once, it is usually a slow slide.

The Highest Beauty – Do we see God’s holiness as beautiful?  We need too.

Christian Competence – The capacity “to do” is a donation from God and the energy we employ emanates from him.  Roger Salter writes a wonderful piece about our abilities being from God.

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Blessed be God for the news of a better world, where there will be no sin, change, nor defect for ever. And let us praise him, likewise, that He has appointed means of grace and seasons for refreshment here below, for a throne of grace, a precious Bible, and returning ordinances: these are valuable privileges; and so they appear to us when our hearts are in a lively frame. Then everything appears little and worthless, in comparison of communion with God. Oh, for a coal of fire from the heavenly altar to warm our frozen spirits! Oh, for a taste of love and glimpses of glory, that we might mount up as with eagle’s wings! Let us pray for each other. – John Newton

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Do All People Have An Equal Ability to Respond to the Gospel? – Mike Bergman looks at two parables, one from John, and one from Matthew, to answer this question.

How Does Physical Exercise Relate to Sanctification? – John Piper and Bob Glenn, in an 8 minute video, talk about the relationship between physical exercise and sanctification.

Credo Magazine:  Old Princeton – The current edition of Credo Magazine is now online.

The Ruler of this World – Roger Salter discusses the evil in the world around us.

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Truth must enter into the soul, penetrate and saturate it, or else it is of no value. – Spurgeon

Daily Roundup

Why is there a Church? – Jill Carattini gives an answer on why the Church formed because of the resurrection.

A Shield Against Doubts – Doubts, questions, and the shield of faith.  An article by Doug Wilson that I found enlightening.

A Survey of Heresies – Judaizers, Gnostics, Arians, Pelagians, Socinians.  Do you know your heresies?  Phil Johnson offers up a teaching series on them.  Listen online or download them.

A Door of Hope – Roger Salter opens a door of hope from the book of Hosea.

It’s Not About You – Mark Lauterbach sets the record straight on what real ministry is.

Sharpen Your Conscience – John MacArthur’s blog teaches about our early warning system.