Piper Friday (Romans 8) God DID Punish Sin in Jesus

I seem to have stirred up a lot of interest with my post on God Killing Christ. I thought I'd ask John Piper to spring to my defence! This is very much how I see this verse, do you agree with what John Piper says in What the Law Could Not Do, God Did, Sending Christ?Romans 8:1-4Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. 3 For what the Law could not do, weak as it … [Read more...]

More T4G Nuggets of Truth

Grace Full Words has a great post entitled "T4G Nuggets of Truth " with yet more quotes from the conference. These are the ones that stood out to me but there are more over on his blog!Mark Dever"The Apostles were ministers not masters." "We are not to write the mail, we are only to deliver it." "Do not be concerned with being original, but you must be reliable.""We are fallen enough to even have a clear concious and still be wrong.""The only way to follow Jesus is to die daily to self … [Read more...]

Around the sermon sites…..

Phil Johnson is preaching through Galatians whilst at the same site, Don Green is preaching on the Beatitudes from Matthew 5. Meanwhile, John Stott (yes he is still preaching!) and others from All Souls are preaching through the gospel of John. C.J.Mahaney, Josh Harris and the rest from covenant life church are preaching through Acts (as is a certain london church I know!). John Piper continues his long running Romans series, the notes for which are worth their weight in gold. Seven sessions … [Read more...]

The Toronto Blessing

Eleven years on from the birth of the Toronto Blessing I republished an article I wrote at the time. Some thought this was a time when the Church seemed to be going mad.UPDATEIn January 2008, the following post was identified as the 12th all-time most popular post with readers of this blog. The 13th most-read post was my post concerning Bishop Tom Wright's response to John Piper.The post below was republished from an article I wrote many years ago. In some ways it was this article that first … [Read more...]

Law and Grace

Recently I have been preaching on the life of David. Powerpoint files are available for three sermons David the servant king, The strength of the King and The character of the KingThe last one speaks a fair bit about law and the Christians attitude to it.One of my hearers has posed me a question, following being challenged during the sermon to read the 10 commandmentsFurther to your preach on Sunday last I turned to Exodus and read the 10 commadments (no surprises thankfully).One … [Read more...]