OFFER – Music That Will Draw You Closer To Jesus

SPECIAL OFFER FOR READERS OF ADRIANWARNOCK.COMOne of the things I love most about the group of churches of which I am a part is our worship music. We do use music coming from elsewhere, but God has given us some extraordinarily gifted songwriters, almost all of whom are from Church of Christ The King, Brighton, including Stuart Townend, who wrote In Christ Alone together with Keith Getty. But Stuart is far from the only great musical gift in that church.The family band called Phatfish … [Read more...]

John Piper's Biblical Antidote to Lust

John Piper rarely gets starker than he does in the following quote. His biblical remedy for lust? Well, it's simple really. Understand that unless you are one of those who fights lust with all your heart, you were never truly saved. The quote begins with a question from someone who heard one of his sermons: “Are you saying then that a person can lose his salvation?” In other words, if Jesus used the threat of hell to warn about the seriousness of lust, does that mean that a Christian can per … [Read more...]

ESV Study Bible – News, Samples, Interviews, and More

The ESV Study Bible (ESVSB) launch date of October 15th is approaching fast. The Study Bible team has been busy sharing samples and features online to entice us. Their goal is to help people know what's inside the Study Bible and how it might best serve them.From an e-mail sent out by the Study Bible team, here is a summary of what is available at this time:Free Book Introductions and Sample Chapters OnlineIn addition to the previous posts from Jonah, the Psalms, and Revelation, the … [Read more...]

SERMON – Work, Rest, and Play: The 4th Commandment

Yesterday morning I preached a sermon at Jubilee. The following notes are almost identical to the notes I used while preaching. You can download the audio or listen to it right here.“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your g … [Read more...]

Help for our Prayerlessness – by Sam Storms

Part of the reason for my blog holiday has been, hopefully, to fit more time for prayer into my schedule which, even without blogging, remains tightly packed. As usual, I have not found that as easy as I would like—although I am praying more than I normally do. What is it about prayer that we find so difficult?I thought I would interrupt this blog break to bring you the following prolonged extract from Sam Storms' forthcoming book on Colossians. The daily devotions I am sharing here are all on t … [Read more...]

17th Most Read Post – Interview with Dr. Sam Storms

No. 17 on the list of the most-read posts on this blog appeared on April 12, 2006, and was my interview with Dr. Sam Storms. Sam is a well-known Calvinistic charismatic speaker. He writes popular books which express a very similar theology to that of John Piper in an accessible way. His latest book, Signs of the Spirit, is an interpretation of Jonathan Edwards' Religious Affections, and another book, scheduled to be released by Crossway in February, is entitled "The Hope of Glory—100 Daily M … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Preaches on the Atonement in Edinburgh, Scotland

UPDATE The Audio of this talk is now available to download.----- Tonight's event took place in an ex-cinema, so I felt at home! It is the home of Destiny Church, Edinburgh. Destiny is a family of churches across Scotland, and they have some churches elsewhere in the world as well. The audience that gathered was a young one, and following an energetic time of worship, Mark Driscoll came to the platform to share with us. Here is a short video clip from the message. Following this, I will … [Read more...]

Lig Duncan Speaks Up for Paedobaptists

Lig has written about his main reasons for believing in paedobaptism. What he hasn't said is whether he thinks he should be allowed to become a member in a baptist church if he wanted to, or whether a baptist would be free to join his church. Here are Lig's arguements for christening babies:-1. God, in both the Old and New Testaments, explicitly makes a promise to believers and to their children (Genesis 17:7; Acts 2:39).2. God, in both the Old and New Testaments, explicitly attaches specific … [Read more...]

J. I. Packer on the Atonement

I received the following two articles from the communications director of the UCCF, and they have been kind enough to give me permission to republish them here. The first article is by J. I. Packer, and the second one is by Richard Cunningham, and were originally published in a UCCF magazine.Penal Substitution RevisitedJ. I. PackerThroughout my 63 years as an evangelical believer, the penal substitutionary understanding of the cross of Christ has been a flashpoint of controversy and division … [Read more...]

The Atonement – Is Penal Substitution the Only Thing That Happened at the Cross?

UPDATE - Andrew Cottingham has posted on how critical this all is to himThe answer to the question "Are you saying that Penal Substitution is the only thing that happened at the cross?" is a definite no. Whilst the concepts of sin, guilt, and punishment are indeed fundamental to what happened at the cross, the full picture of the atonement is much richer than that. Sadly in the current debate, some have aggressively denied that Penal Substitution (PSA) has any place at all. As a result those of … [Read more...]


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