Most probably refer to this parable as the “Parable of the Lost Sheep” and view it as a parallel text to the Parable of the Lost Sheep in Luke 15. However, I have preferred to call it the “Parable of the Straying Sheep,” since I do not think it is a parallel text to that … Continue reading Parable of the Straying Sheep (Matthew 18:12-14 Teaching Outline)
Stuart Brogden has made freely available a fairly extensive library of works pertinent to Reformed Baptists. He describes his website as the "Home of the Semper Reformanda Baptist Library, a free tool intended to encourage and equip my fellow Baptists to stand firm and dig into our rich history and theology, while never growing weary of … Continue reading Free "Reformed Baptist Library"
The following testimonial was sent to our own Jeff Johnson regarding his excellent book, The Fatal Flaw of the Theology Behind Infant Baptism, which I have previously recommended here: I came to reformed theology in 2010 by increments and like most, with much wrestling. Primarily my struggles concerned soteriology and what is commonly called the … Continue reading Testimonial About ‘The Fatal Flaw’
//player.vimeo.com/video/77637785?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0 The above video describes From Heaven He Came and Sought Her: Definite Atonement in Historical, Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspective. Here is a description of the book from the Westminster Bookstore website, where it is currently available at a significant discount (45% off): Includes contributions from Michael A. G. Haykin, Paul Helm, Lee Gatiss, Carl … Continue reading A Good Deal on "From Heaven He Came and Sought Her"
This is a very interesting, candid discussion/debate between Phil Johnson and Michael Brown concerning the claims made especially by John MacArthur at the Strange Fire Conference. When Phil gets the chance, he does a good job of challenging Michael. Although I have myself criticized John (here) for painting with too broad a brush in his own … Continue reading Strange Fire Debate – Michael Brown Versus Phil Johnson
Note: Not everyone sees this as a parable, but I think it bares enough similarity to other parables in Matthew 13 to be considered a parable as well. Only this time the parable does not refer specifically to what the Kingdom of Heaven itself is like. Rather it refers to what scribes in the Kingdom … Continue reading Parable of the Householder (Matthew 13:51-52 Teaching Outline)
For our readers who are into Biblical archaeology, here are a couple of articles you might enjoy. First, Christianity Today has an article entitled Biblical Archaeology's Top Ten Discoveries of 2013. Second, the Bible Archaeology website has an article entitled 2013 Roundup of Significant New Discoveries. This article is especially interesting. Note: The picture on the … Continue reading Highlights of Biblical Archaeology in 2013
As it says on the download page: "The ESV Hear the Word Audio Bible MP3 format comes as 8 zip download files, containing a folder for each book of the Bible and 1 MP3 file for each chapter. The M4B format comes as 8 zip download files, containing 1 M4B file for each book (bookmarked … Continue reading Download the ESV For Free This Month
Introduction: In a sermon on this passage, John MacArthur gives the following sober reminder: Our Lord spoke very much and very often about hell. He said many things about the abode of the damned, the wicked, the Christ rejecters. But of all of the startling, terrifying things that Jesus ever said, perhaps the most startling was when … Continue reading Parable of the Dragnet (Matthew 13:47-50 Teaching Outline)
In Some Thoughts on the Reading of Books Dr. Mohler offers six suggestions: 1. Maintain regular reading projects. 2. Work through major sections of Scripture. 3. Read all the titles written by some authors. 4. Get some big sets and read them through. 5. Allow yourself some fun reading, and learn how to enjoy reading … Continue reading Some Thoughts on the Reading of Books by Al Mohler