Scripture Introduction: In the preceding portion of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus' warns against seeking earthly riches beyond our essential needs, but in this portion of the sermon we will see how He teaches us not to worry even about the basic necessities of life. Read Matthew 6:19-34 Introduction: Walter Kelly, creator of the … Continue reading Jesus’ Remedy For Worry (Matthew 6:25-34 Teaching Outline)
I didn’t ever think I would read a book on the theology of food; but after reading “To Eat or Not to Eat?” by Curtis Knapp, I not only can say that I have, but I can say that I really enjoyed it. What I like best about the book is that the author is … Continue reading To Eat or Not to Eat?
Today I want to share a devotional word from Mike Brewer, a beloved and respected brother and member of Immanuel Baptist Church, where I am privileged to serve as the primary teaching elder. Mike has a blog where he posts devotional thoughts on the Scriptures, which come from the devotions he writes for his family. … Continue reading Mike Brewer on the Danger of Success
Introduction: Back in the early 1980's, the popular pastor of the Crystal Cathedral, Robert Schuller, called for a “new reformation” in his book Self-Esteem: The New Reformation. Here are a few of the comments he made in that book: Self-esteem then, or “pride in being a human being,” is the single greatest need facing the … Continue reading A Biblical View of Self-Image (Teaching Outline)
Recently I was reminded of a couple of very good articles by Bob Gonzales on the Lord's Day. The first article is a defense of observing the Lord's Day as a Christian Sabbath, and it is entitled How I Justify a First-Day Christian Sabbath. Here is the conclusion of that article: I believe the argument … Continue reading Bob Gonzales on the Lord’s Day
https://player.vimeo.com/video/131814292 The video above was posted on the Desiring God website yesterday. Here is the description on the site: In five minutes, Voddie Baucham exposes the pornographic nature of our culture and provides men and women with a key tool necessary to fight addiction. I highly recommend taking the five minutes to watch this video. … Continue reading Voddie Baucham on "How to Fight Addiction in a Pornographic Culture"
Many of the blog's regular readers will remember that I have linked to a number of Shawn Mathis' articles in the past, particularly dealing with the Family Integrated Church Movement. Shawn has offered a critique of this movement from the Presbyterian point of view, while I have responded from the Reformed Baptist perspective. I still … Continue reading Shawn Mathis Has a New Website
On Sunday July 19 John MacArthur spoke to his congregation in the light of the June 26 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized same sex marriage in our country. His response is thoroughly Scriptural -- as is usual with John -- and it stands in stark contrast to the responses of some "pastors," such as the very troubling response of … Continue reading John MacArthur Encourages Us Not to Bow to Our Culture
In celebration of my wife's seventh year full of being cancer free, I am posting again the article I wrote about how God saw us through that difficult trial. Of course, the focus here is on my own struggle as her husband, but the article communicates a theology of God's sovereignty over suffering and trials that is precious … Continue reading How the Lord Shepherded Me Through My Wife’s Battle With Ovarian Cancer (Reposted)
In the video above, Todd Friel of Wretched Radio and Wretched TV interviews Dr. James White concerning the future of the Church in America in light of the current success of the gay rights agenda. He asks Dr. White about how he sees things going for the Church over the next five and ten years. … Continue reading James White’s Scary Five Year Prediction for the Church in America