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)
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!
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)
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
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
Back in May I posted a link on my Facebook page to an article on the Pulpit & Pen blog entitled Andy Stanley Trashes Expository Preaching; Calls it “Easy” and “Cheating”. I also posted a comment which accompanied the link in which I said: This article does a pretty good job of demonstrating why Andy … Continue reading Is Andy Stanley Ashamed of the Bible?
I just thought I would offer our readers a reminder of the importance of expository preaching, so today I offer for your consideration an article entitled A Biblical Case for Expositional Preaching. The article was written by Mike Bullmore, pastor of CrossWay Community Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin, who has also served for fifteen years as an Associate Professor of … Continue reading A Biblical Case for Expositional Preaching by Mike Bullmore
For those who would like to have access to the regular preaching of Jeff or myself, you will find two widgets from SermonAudio on the right panel of the blog. Just scroll down and you will see the widget first for Grace Bible Church, where Jeff has been serving as the primary teaching elder since 2000. Just below that you will … Continue reading Sermon Widgets Added to the Blog
Introduction: Just as I pointed out last week, even so this week I want to observe how important it is to begin reading the text at verse 1 in order to refresh our minds concerning the context leading up to this verse. As the text is read, observe again that the word for (γάρ, gár) at the beginning of verse 16 tells us that this … Continue reading God’s Great and Gracious Love – John 3:16 Part 2 (Teaching Outline)
Note: As we prepare to examine this text, I just want to point out that there is some legitimate disagreement as to whether or not Jesus is still speaking in verse 16. Although red letter editions of the Bible typically continue with red print through verse 21, I think it highly likely that the Apostle John … Continue reading God’s Great and Gracious Love – John 3:16 Part 1 (Teaching Outline)