My dear friend, Pastor Jim Butler, has some good stuff here on the centrality of preaching in the saving purposes of God.
Archive for March, 2012
The Lord’s Supper is a means of grace at which Christ is present by His divine nature and during which the Holy Spirit nourishes the souls of believers with the benefits wrought for us in Christ’s humanity which is now glorified and in heaven at the right hand of the Father. This is why we call the Lord’s Supper “communion.” Here is part I of my attempt to explain 1 Corinthians [ Read More ]
Video discussion on the threefold division of the law between me and John Divito. You can watch it here.
Here is a philosophy of ministry pretty typical of our day. Many pastors copy models. There is the seeker-sensitive model, the purpose-driven model, the emergent church model, the contemporary church model, the Spirit-filled classic charismatic model, the small group model, the multi-site model, the inner-city, missional model, the “dream center” model—and the list could go on and on. Each of those models and the leaders who practice them have contributed [ Read More ]
My friend John Divito asked me to give an update on the planting of Grace Reformed Baptist Church. You can watch it here.
The Lord’s Supper is a means of grace at which Christ is present by His divine nature and during which the Holy Spirit nourishes the souls of believers with the benefits wrought for us in Christ’s humanity which is now glorified and in heaven at the right hand of the Father. The Lord willing, this sermon will be preached this Lord’s Day pm.
Although they agree in that both have God as author, both speak of one and the same perfect righteousness, and both are addressed to human beings to bring them to eternal life, they nevertheless differ in that the law proceeds from God’s holiness, the gospel from God’s grace; the law is known from nature, the gospel only from special revelation; the law demands perfect righteousness, but the gospel grants it; [ Read More ]
This hymn can be found in the Trinity Hymnal, #600. When this passing world is done, When has sunk yon glaring sun, When we stand with Christ in glory, Looking o’er life’s finished story, Then, Lord, shall I fully know— Not till then—how much I owe. When I hear the wicked call, On the rocks and hills to fall, When I see them start and shrink On the fiery deluge [ Read More ]
I’ve entitled this series of sermons The Lord’s Supper as Means of Grace – More than a Memory. I believe the title encapsulates both positive instruction and a needed corrective in the thinking of many. Positive instruction comes in the first part of the title: The Lord’s Supper as Means of Grace. First, let’s consider the phrase The Lord’s Supper. Our Confession of Faith states: “The supper of the Lord [ Read More ]