Mark 16:1-8 – Jesus’ Resurrection Brings Hope (Teaching Outline)

Introduction: The renowned Evangelical theologian Carl F. H. Henry once said of Jesus that “He planted the only durable rumor of hope amid the widespread despair of a hopeless world” (As cited by Ray Stedman, A Rumor of Hope: The Good News of Easter, p, 24). This statement may sound a bit odd to many … Continue reading Mark 16:1-8 – Jesus’ Resurrection Brings Hope (Teaching Outline)

Mark 15:33-34 – Jesus Was Not Separated From the Father on the Cross (Teaching Outline)

Introduction: The website of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association offers the following answer answer to the question, Did God really forsake Jesus when He was dying on the cross?: Jesus’ cry, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15:34) has puzzled many. Jesus is actually quoting the opening line of Psalm 22 … Continue reading Mark 15:33-34 – Jesus Was Not Separated From the Father on the Cross (Teaching Outline)

Bob Gonzales Teaches on The Doubting Believer (Luke 7:18-23)

Below is a sermon entitled "The Doubting Believer," which was preached by Bob Gonzales at Englewood Baptist Church in Englewood, New Jersey, on October 20, 2013. I highly recommend listening to the sermon, especially if you have struggled with doubts in your Christian walk. If you haven't yet struggled with doubt, then I highly recommend … Continue reading Bob Gonzales Teaches on The Doubting Believer (Luke 7:18-23)

Luke 2:8-20 – Jesus Christ Is God’s Gift to Us (Teaching Outline)

Introduction: If your family is like my family, you all enjoy giving and receiving presents at Christmas time. I really see no problem with celebrating Jesus' birth by enjoying giving to others as a way to emulate His love and to “remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, 'It is more blessed … Continue reading Luke 2:8-20 – Jesus Christ Is God’s Gift to Us (Teaching Outline)

1 Samuel 15:22-23 – To Obey is Better Than Sacrifice (Teaching Outline)

Note: Begin reading the passage at verse 1 in order to grasp the immediate context. Introduction: A mother is said to have once told this story about her little boy: My son, Michael, was four years old the night I found him sobbing uncontrollably in the hallway. Concerned, I knelt next to him and drew him … Continue reading 1 Samuel 15:22-23 – To Obey is Better Than Sacrifice (Teaching Outline)

Psalm 19 – Rightly Responding to the Revelation of God (Teaching Outline)

Introduction: Theologians often make a distinction between General Revelation (the revelation of God through creation) and Special Revelation (the revelation of God through the Scriptures). As we will see today, this distinction is a Biblical one and is rooted in passages such as Psalm 19. As we examine the psalm, we will see 1) that … Continue reading Psalm 19 – Rightly Responding to the Revelation of God (Teaching Outline)

Another Great Baptist Reprint Coming Soon!

Regular readers of this blog will remember previous books in the series by Free Grace Press entitled Baptist Reprints. These books are meant to bring some of the best of past Baptist literature to today's Christians at an affordable cost, and I am happy to announce that yet another is on the way. The tentative title … Continue reading Another Great Baptist Reprint Coming Soon!

Psalm 95 – A Call to Worship (Teaching Outline)

Note: The LXX says that David wrote this Psalm, and the author of Hebrews confirms this fact when he cites a portion of the psalm and attributes it to David (4:7). We will look at this passage from Hebrews later in our examination of the psalm. I have added transliterations for any Hebrew words. Introduction: C.S. … Continue reading Psalm 95 – A Call to Worship (Teaching Outline)

John MacArthur Encourages Us Not to Bow to Our Culture

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

The Widespread Problem of Boredom and Impatience with God’s Word

My wife recently reminded me of an article that Al Mohler wrote over a year ago, but which is still very much worth reading. In fact, it describes a problem that is becoming more and more widespread every day. The article is entitled Why So Many Churches Hear So Little of the Bible, and it describes the … Continue reading The Widespread Problem of Boredom and Impatience with God’s Word