Gospel Preaching/Proclamation

MONSTROUS IMPLICATIONS

Posted by on November 17, 2019 at 7:27 am

MONSTROUS IMPLICATIONSLet me say at the outset, the Bible does not teach or imply that Christ died for all men without exception.  He died for the elect, His sheep, His church.  Yet most of what goes on under the name of Christianity teaches He died for all men without exception.  There are even men who say they believe […]

The Miracle of Hearing

Posted by on November 17, 2019 at 7:23 am

The Miracle of Hearing God-called gospel preachers spend a lot of time in prayer and preparation of the Word. They are deeply concerned with being clear and faithful to preach Christ and Him crucified. “How shall they hear without a preacher” Rom. 10:14. Paul asked rhetorically, “who is sufficient for these things”? I Cor. 2:16. […]

The religion which I want

Posted by on October 13, 2019 at 10:21 am

The religion which I want (Letters of J. C. Philpot) I am quite sick of modern religion–it is such a mixture, such a medley, such a compromise. I find much, indeed, of this religion in my own heart, for it suits the flesh well–but I would not have it so, and grieve it should be […]

FIVE REASONS GOD SAVES THROUGH PREACHING

Posted by on October 7, 2019 at 6:33 am

FIVE REASONS GOD SAVES THROUGH PREACHING Clay Curtis Here are five reasons why God chose the means of preaching to save his people. One, preaching is how God destroys the wisdom of the wise and prudent—“For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of […]

A faithful minister!

Posted by on October 7, 2019 at 6:32 am

A faithful minister! (Letters of John Newton) “Tychicus is a dear brother, a faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord.” Colossians 4:7 Dear fellow pastor, You have desired a good work — may the Lord give you the desires of your heart. May He give you . . . the wisdom of Daniel, the […]

The Gospel crucible!

Posted by on June 24, 2019 at 12:31 am

The Gospel crucible! (John MacDuff, “Ripples in the Twilight” 1885) “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God!” 1 Corinthians 1:18 It will never cease to be one of the marvels of Christianity, that her antidotes are the same […]

This is the doctrine that we preach!

Posted by on June 24, 2019 at 12:29 am

This is the doctrine that we preach! (Charles Spurgeon) This is the doctrine that we preach:If a man is saved—all the honor is to be given to Christ.If a man is lost—all the blame is to be laid upon himself. You will find all true theology summed up in these two short sentences:Salvation is all […]

THE GOSPEL WE PREACH

Posted by on June 24, 2019 at 12:26 am

THE GOSPEL WE PREACHHenry Mahan The apostles and the early believers were despised by the religious Jews because of the gospel which they preached. It was not because they lived immoral lives, failed to do good works, nor because they were covetous or proud men. They were persecuted because the gospel of God’s grace, which they preached, was offensive […]

WHAT KIND OF CHURCH IS THIS?

Posted by on June 16, 2019 at 9:52 am

WHAT KIND OF CHURCH IS THIS?Henry Mahan “What kind of church is this?” During a recent Bible conference this question was asked by a visitor who had dropped in for the service. I had just finished preaching a message on the subject “In Search of Truth” and the visitor turned to one of the members and asked, “What kind […]

DISCERNMENT

Posted by on June 9, 2019 at 10:43 am

DISCERNMENT“And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all judgment.” – Philippians 1:9The word judgment in this verse is used only here in the New Testament. It means discernment. Paul does not pray that our knowledge and discernment will abound. He prays that our love to the person of Christ will […]