Proverbs
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:7

The Word
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

John 3:16-18

Sola scriptura
"by Scripture alone"

2 Timothy 3:16-17

Cambridge Delcaration

Christian Institute

Creation

Meta

He Is (The Names of God)

The Deity of Christ

“We believe that Jesus Christ, according to his divine nature, is the only Son of God– eternally begotten, not made nor created, for then he would be a creature. He is one in essence with the Father; coeternal; the exact image of the person of the Father and the “reflection of his glory,” Col. 1:15 Heb. 1:3 being in all things like him. He is the Son of God not only from the time he assumed our nature but from all eternity, as the following testimonies teach us when they are taken together.

Moses says that God “created the world”; Gen. 1:1 and John says that “all things were created by the Word,” John 1:3 which he calls God. The apostle says that “God made the world by his Son.” Heb. 1:2 He also says that “God created all things by Jesus Christ.” Col. 1:16 And so it must [Continue reading…]

Consequences Of Non-Expositional Preaching (14)

Continuing our series that explores and highlights the consequences of not preaching expositionally.

It strips the pulpit of power.

“The word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword” (Heb. 4:12). Everything else is impotent, giving merely an illusion of power. Human strategy is not more important than Scripture. The showman’s ability to lure people in should not impress us more than the Bible’s ability to transform lives.

Excerpt from Fifteen Evil Consequences of Plexiglas Preaching

Originally posted 2010-01-19 11:46:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The Greatest Enterprise

THE GREATEST ENTERPRISE 04.14.09 J.A. Matteson

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men…. Titus 2:11

The incarnation of the Son of God is the quintessential display of grace, for that which is known of God finds its expression in the divine initiative; recipients of grace are illumined to His Person and majesty, being conscripted to a global enterprise with eternal consequences. Imagine them now in darkness, helpless, hopeless, blind, deaf, despairing, pierced through with many sorrows, not knowing their right hand from their left, always learning but never coming to a knowledge of the truth, thinking themselves wise but being detestable in every deed, idolaters, insolent, with eyes full of envy and lust, desiring and never being satisfied, blissfully ignorant of their spiritual condition and of the deep pit over which they dangle by a thread, whose demise in hell surely awaits them, lest [Continue reading…]

The Shack – A Biblical Critique

If you click on the cover picture on the left you will find a thoroughly comprehensive, discerning booklet, which is both clear and succinct on why The Shack is to be cautioned against. Author Tim Challies, writes in such an easy manner and bases his arguments and warnings only on the Word of God and nothing more.

Perhaps you may have had doubts after reading it, or maybe you are one who doesn’t think that The Shack is heretical at all, and can’t see what all the fuss is about, then perhaps a read of this booklet will help you understand what and why it is not what you thought it to be, at first reading.

Originally posted 2009-03-25 18:03:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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In Our Place

The message of the Cross will always be foolishness to those who are perishing [1 Cor 1:18], and Christ will always be a stumbling rock of offense to many too [1 Pet 2:7-8]. Problems and confusion usually arise when Christians attempt to make the Cross more acceptable, and in so doing, sanitize it even to […]

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Originally posted 2010-08-02 00:30:26. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Great God, What Do I See and Hear?

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Great God, what do I see and hear? The end of things created! The Judge of mankind doth appear, On clouds of glory seated. The trumpet sounds, the graves restore, The dead which they contained before! Prepare, my soul, to meet Him.

The dead in Christ shall first arise At the last trumpet’s sounding. Caught up to meet Him in the skies, With joy their Lord surrounding. No gloomy fears their souls dismay, His presence sheds eternal day On those prepared to meet Him.

But sinners, filled with guilty fears, Behold His wrath prevailing. In woe they rise, but all their tears And sighs are unavailing. The day of grace is past and gone; Trembling they stand before His throne, All unprepared to meet Him.

Great God, to Thee my spirit clings, Thy boundless love declaring. One wondrous sight my [Continue reading…]

Consequences Of Non-Expositional Preaching (5)

Continuing our series that explores and highlights the consequences of not preaching expositionally.

It severs the preacher personally from the regular sanctifying grace of Scripture.

The greatest personal benefit that I get from preaching is the work that the Spirit of God does on my own soul as I study and prepare for two expository messages each Lord’s day. Week by week, the duty of careful exposition keeps my own heart focused and fixed on the Scriptures, and the Word of God nourishes me while I prepare to feed my flock. So I am personally blessed and spiritually strengthened through the enterprise. If for no other reason, I would never abandon biblical preaching. The enemy of our souls is after preachers in particular, and the sanctifying grace of the Word of God is critical to our protection.

Excerpt from Fifteen Evil Consequences of Plexiglas Preaching

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Our Hope Is Not Blind

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, 8 whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice [Continue reading…]

A New Creature

“If any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17

What condemnation do these words pronounce upon the shallow, meager religion so common among us–making us feel that hardly any description of its professors could be more exaggerated or unreal, than that of being “new creatures.”

Take yon member of the church. He wears the garb and bears the name of Christ. He is a fair average specimen of a large class. He has the profession of being a Christian; yet …

he is fond of the world;
he grasps at its gold;
he loves its fashionable gaiety;
he reads its novels;
he frequents its haunts of amusement;
he enjoys its company;
he relishes its foolish talking and jesting.

Is he “a new creature” in Christ Jesus?

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Originally posted 2009-09-01 05:00:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter