MLJ Monday – Speaking the Truth in Love, Part 2

This post is part of an attempt to bring Doctor Martyn Lloyd-Jones along for the ride, blogging through the Together for the Gospel statement. So far I have posted from the Doctor's writings on The Introduction and Articles 1 , 2 and 3. I have also posted material from John Piper on articles 1 and 2 and have written myself on the Introduction as well as a combined post on Articles 1 and 2. If you haven't already done so, I would encourage you to read the statement in full - it is available as a … [Read more...]

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...]

Scripture Cannot Be Broken – T4G Statement

The Authority and Inerrancy of the Bible T4G Statement, Articles I and IIArticle IWe affirm that the sole authority for the Church is the Bible, verbally inspired, inerrant, infallible, and totally sufficient and trustworthy.We deny that the Bible is a mere witness to the divine revelation, or that any portion of Scripture is marked by error or the effects of human sinfulness.Article IIWe affirm that the authority and sufficiency of Scripture extends to the entire Bible, and therefore that the … [Read more...]

Lloyd-Jones Monday – Is the Bible Authoritative?

Well, so far the Doctor is doing quite well in joining my challenge to blog through the Together for the Gospel Statement. Last week he explored the importance of doctrine itself. Today he addresses the same issues raised in the first article of the statement we are examining together, which addresses the authority of Scripture. He argues that in considering whether the Bible is authoritative, we must come to grips with some big questions. Lloyd-Jones puts it this way: Can we accept the Bible's … [Read more...]

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones Monday – Sealing With the Spirit: Some Further Thoughts

In this week's MLJ Monday post, Dr. Lloyd-Jones addresses some final questions regarding the sealing. Next week, in our concluding post on this subject, I will share from the pages of Iain Murray's biography, one of the Doctor's own experiences - an experience of which he never spoke publically, and only seldom in private, but which I feel will be a great encouragement to you as a reader of this blog.Today, the Doctor begins his final exposition of Ephesians 1:13 in this way:"All who have ever … [Read more...]

An Easter Message – the Jesus who polarises people

This morning I preached a sermon in our Easter Celebration. The mp3 file is available for download from my church website. I focussed on the annointing of Jesus by Mary, and how Jesus polarises people.Here are the notes I took with me to preach from, although the message itself probably varied more than usual from them as my laptop which I was using to read the notes decided to shut down just as I began to preach!Mt 26, Mk 14, Jn 12Easter = kids -Easter bunny isn't it? don't miss the chance … [Read more...]

MLJ Monday Our Only Boast: the Cross of Christ!

I'd like to take a short break from Lloyd-Jones exposition of Ephesians 1:13 this week and instead, as we look ahead to Good Friday and all the crucifixion signifies, focus on quotes regarding the cross of Christ. Here are some taken from the Doctor's devotional, Walking with God Day by Day.But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Galatians 6:14) The preaching of the cross of Christ was the very center and heart of the message of the apostles, and there is … [Read more...]

MLJ Monday�Our Only Boast: the Cross of Christ!

I�d like to take a short break from Lloyd-Jones� exposition of Ephesians 1:13 this week and instead, as we look ahead to Good Friday and all the crucifixion signifies, focus on quotes regarding the cross of Christ. Here are some taken from the Doctor's devotional, Walking with God Day by Day.But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Galatians 6:14)�The preaching of the cross of Christ was the very center and heart of the message of the apostles, and there is … [Read more...]

MLJ Monday: Sealed with the Spirit-Part 3

'In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise. (Ephesians 1:13)* * * * * * *First, let's summarize the points Lloyd-Jones has made in our previous posts:(1) One cannot be a Christian unless the Holy Spirit is in him. (1 Corinthians 12:3, Romans 8:9).(2) Sealing means that which authenticates us as sons of God. (It doesn't make us sons.)(3) Sealing goes beyond our … [Read more...]

MLJ Monday Sealed with the Spirit #2

Sealing with the Spirit, Part 2'In whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise.'  (Ephesians 1:13)              *              *              *               *Last week, in … [Read more...]


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