Daily Roundup

Adapting To Culture…Or Not – Here is a message preached by Voddie Baucham at The Masters College.

Faith is Action – Is faith like rappelling?

The Beauty of Holiness and the Miracle of Sanctification – Do we see Holiness as Beautiful? 

Ligonier 5$ Friday Sale – More good deals from Ligonier Ministries.

Christianity & Islam – Dr. Michael Horton explains the differences between Islam and the gospel, the Koran and the Bible and how we should relate to and love our Muslim neighbors.

A Puritan Preacher Remembered – William Bates remembers Thomas Manton at Manton’s funeral.

Quote:

For even if it [Scripture] wins reverence for itself by its own majesty, it seriously affects us only when it is sealed upon our hearts through the Spirit. Therefore, illumined by his power, we believe neither by our own nor by anyone else’s judgment that Scripture is from God. But above human judgment we affirm with utter certainty (just as if we were gazing upon the majesty of God himself) that it has flowed to us from the very mouth of God by the ministry of men. – John Calvin

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

The Narcissism Epidemic – Listen in as the Whitehorse Inn gang looks at a culture that wants what it wants and how that philosophy infiltrates the Church.

God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology – Not a pleasant subject today, but one that should be explored. This book is on my “Wish List.”

Gay Is Not the New Black – Voddie Baucham talks about the issue of gay marriage.

What Is the Gospel? – If you have ever wondered, or if you just want to learn more, head on over to Monergism, but plan on staying a while. A cup of coffee might be nice to bring along too.

Preventing Heresy in Your Small Group – Trevin Wax gives advise on how to keep your small group on track.

Daily Roundup

The Power of the Gospel’s “Already” and “Not Yet” – Great post on the Gospel causing us to look back and also forward.

You Might Be Envious If… – Well, the link says it all!

Is Your Leadership Driven by Ability or Jesus? – Joe Holland gives some pointers on leadership.

Jesus’ Diary – Barry York asks if you would read Jesus’ diary if it were to be published.

Husbands Test Your Wives – Kind of a tongue-in-cheek title, but an interesting article geared towards men by Mark Lamprecht.

How Can A Pastor Help His Children Appreciate His Work, Not Resent It – Brian Croft of Practical Shepherding fame has more helpful advise for Pastors.

Killing Calvinism – Frank Turk’s review of the book.  I’m planning on buying this one, but not because of the review, just because I think it would be a good read.

You Cannot Live The Gospel – An excerpt from “What Is The Gospel” by Voddie Baucham.

 

 

Daily Round Up

What Kind of God?  This is a brief article on the nature of God’s love and judgment by Tim Challies.

5 Messages on Ephesians by John Stott.  Classic series from the mid 1970’s by John Stott.

A Little Leaven.  A website devoted to some really crazy stuff that could be going on in a church right down the street from you.

Is Christianity a Religion or a Relationship?  A reasoned response by Voddie Baucham.  A good read.

Do Christians Need The Gospel?  A interview of Michael Horton and Rod Rosenbladt by Tullian Tchividjian

If Christ is True, Boredom is a Sin.  “Boredom is a sin so long as Christ is infinitely beautiful.” – From Gospel Deeps by Jared Wilson