TOAM07 – Seminar: Guy Miller and Julian Adams On Prophesying in Power

Here I am, sitting in a cinema next door to the conference center. Those of you who read regularly will realize that I'm feeling very at home, since the London church of which I'm a part also meets in a cinema. There is something about these venues that encourage you to shut out the world and close yourself in with God. I love the banked seating that enables you to see what is going on down below. That's another point — in an age when some churches elevate the role of the pastor too much, … [Read more...]

TOAM07 – Session 6: Dave Devenish on World Mission

There was a slightly longer break between the last session and this one. I took advantage of the opportunity to doze. I didn't think I was heavily asleep, but a friend of mine said he knocked loudly on my door and called my name without getting any response! As a result of my sleep, I do feel a lot fresher and am now even more eager to hear from Dave Devenish, who will be preaching to us this evening.David DevenishDave Devenish of Woodside Church Bedford UK now leads teams working with churches … [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 – The Terrible Problem of Sin

In the last post in this series on the atonement, we examined some wrong ideas about the cross. Today we will simply list some verses for us to meditate on which address the terrible problem of sin.This series is based on teaching I first gave at Jubilee Church. If you want a sneak preview of what is coming you can download the audio (you may need to right click and save to your PC) or listen online here: Today I want us to spend some time thinking about the following verses. Go away and look … [Read more...]

The Atonement – The Historical Background to the Cross

In a previous post in this series on the atonement, we asked, “Does the Cross of Jesus Matter?” Today we will look at the historical background surrounding the cross in the Bible. You will find a list of some of the most recent posts about the atonement from my blog at the end of this post — and if you follow the xml link you will see a longer list.This series is based on teaching I first gave at Jubilee Church. If you want a sneak preview of what is coming you can download the audio (you may nee … [Read more...]

T4G Articles 5-6 – The Attributes of God and the Trinity

The next two articles in the Together for the Gospel Statement discuss the nature of God. The concept of the Trinity is so entwined with God’s attributes and who He is I have decided to roll these two articles into one. I have already posted an extensive set of notes and an audio on the attributes of God and the Trinity. In my talk I demonstrated that Jesus can be shown from the Bible to share every major attribute of God that theologians describe. Enough of these are also ascribed clearly to t … [Read more...]

Books to Help You Read The Bible

We have been speaking about preaching and the importance of Christians understanding the message of the Bible. We are drawing near to the end of this extended series. I felt, however, that I should not leave the series without sharing a few resources with you that are still fairly new and will definitely help you to study the Bible yourself.The last year or so has been a great year for Christian publishing, with some fantastic books being published. The following list is some of the best of … [Read more...]

SERMON – The Reviving Power of God's Word

The following is a full set of notes, including background information and quotes I used whilst preparing my sermon entitled, "The Reviving Power of God's Word," which was preached at Jubilee Church on the 11th of March 2006. This sermon was the third part of a series on Revival. The earlier messages, "Revival" and "Reviving Prayer" are also available.Much of this material was never designed to form part of the sermon — instead it is, if you like, part of the "iceberg" that lies beneath the s … [Read more...]

SERMON – Reviving Prayer – 1 Kings 17:1 to 2 Kings 2:14

The following is a full set of notes, including background information and quotes I used whilst preparing my sermon entitled, "Reviving Prayer," which was preached at Jubilee Church on the 25th of February 2006. Much of this material was never designed to form part of the sermon — instead it is, if you like, part of the "iceberg" that lies beneath the surface supporting what I actually said. You can download the audio (you may need to right click and save the file onto your PC) or listen right h … [Read more...]

Tim Keller at Desiring God 06 – Religion versus Gospel

This Friday I wanted to highlight again the messages from John Piper's 2006 conference. I realized recently that I had not, in fact, listened to most of them - I guess I just had forgotten somewhere along the line. I am ashamed to admit, for example, that it was only when my friend, Mark Moore, told me earlier this week that Tim Keller had quoted extensively from my hero, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, that I finally listened to his talk.I am glad I did. Tim explores what we do about preaching the … [Read more...]


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