There is a bizarre brouhaha brewing in Sioux City, Iowa.
Last week Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church held a theological symposium on the work of the Holy Spirit.
What do we do when we know in our heads that God is good, and that God is love (because His Son proves His love without a doubt by being nailed to the cross for our evil deeds and thoughts), but still can’t rouse ourselves out of the dumps to care?
“My wife and I are going to Southern Sudan for the entire month of June.” I announced with joy to my congregation.
We had sought God’s will as Husband and Wife.
I had prayed with, and sought counsel from my fellow Elders.
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One of the treasures in my study is a ragged, dog-eared book entitled “Understanding the Church” which Emmaus Bible College kindly placed in the mail boxes of all it’s students one year.
“ We want John Knox back again. Do not talk to me of mild and gentle men, of soft manners and squeamish words; we want the fiery Knox;
Dr. Mark Dever is the Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington D.C. and is also the president of 9Marks, a ministry dedicated to helping Churches become healthy. In this video Pastor Dever explains the need for Church membership and Church discipline far better than I ever could, please watch for the health of your ecclesiology.
If you’re not familiar with the ministry of Pastor John Stott (1921-2011), then you’re missing out. Last year while on vacation I read Roger Steer’s illuminating biography on John Stott titled: “Basic Christian The Inside Story of John Stott”. My first introduction to the work of Rev. John Stott was through his magnum opus, “The Cross of Christ” which served as one of our text books in Dr. MacLeod’s Soteriology class at Emmaus Bible College. The book is a classic in every sense of the word as its