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...]

Dr. John Piper Friday Worship is a War to Value Christ

In light of some of the Worship wars recently, I thought I would find something from the man I see as the heir to Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones mantle. These words are so good that I will simply allow him to speak for himself. The full article is well worth a read. He is preaching from Philippians 1. As usual, all emphasis is mine. Somehow these words make all the worship wars melt away . . . . The intensification of worship as an inner, Godward experience of the heart is seen in the words of Jesus … [Read more...]

Dr. John Piper Friday � Worship is a War to Value Christ

In light of some of the Worship wars recently, I thought I would find something from the man I see as the heir to Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones� mantle. These words are so good that I will simply allow him to speak for himself. The full article is well worth a read. He is preaching from Philippians 1. As usual, all emphasis is mine. Somehow these words make all the worship wars melt away . . . .�The intensification of worship as an inner, Godward experience of the heart is seen in the words of Jesus tha … [Read more...]

Adrian Interviews Justin Taylor

UPDATEIn January 2008, the following post was identified as the 19th all-time most popular post with readers of this blog. The 20th most-read post was "Twelve Literary Features of the Bible."Few editors are as well known as Justin Taylor. He has expertise in editing others' writings, highlighting interesting posts, and creating his own work. He is now an integral part of the Crossway Books team. He is also someone I am pleased to be able to call a friend.***************AdrianIt is a real … [Read more...]

Diary of a Mad Black Woman & Redemption Rejected

Diary of a Mad Black Womanand Redemption RejectedMy wife graciously released me this morning, after a vicious battle with my boys in a game of Star Wars Attactix. She reminded me that the local East Lake Diner in McDonough had WiFi and that I had email to check and respond to. As I sit purveying the view, I see the rather ironic scene of bikini-clad teenage girls in the parking lot doing a church car wash. And in the bowl next to my blue Italian leather love seat I am praying for a goldfish I'll … [Read more...]

Doing church the way the apostles did

Terry Virgo of newfrontiers writesWe certainly need what those early Christians seemed to have. Maybe we should try and do church the way they did it! Or is that asking too much? Maybe if we took God seriously, believed Him and obeyed Him and made space for the Holy Spirit, we might see something happen. G.K. Chesterton is reported as saying, "The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult, and left untried. Maybe this is also true of the Biblical pattern … [Read more...]

Mac the Meek!!

I am not so ungracious as to suggest Mac has been getting a taste of his own medicine, but he has had to ask some commentators to tone it down a little on his blog! It seems 20+ comments full of condemnation was too much for our friend Macsaid :"Believe me, I understand your frustrations, perhaps more than many others probably do, but going off on a tirade on a daily basis is simply an unprofitable venture. I do it myself, but I recognize that it's the wrong thing to do, so I struggle ever … [Read more...]

meekness explained

A couple of months ago I preached on meekness this was a message that certainly challenged me. I was reading in Philipians this morning the following passage which to me seems like a commentary on meekness. I love the bit about counting others more significant and concerning ourselves with their interests also. It is rightly a famous passage. If we all lived like this what a better world it would be!Bible Gateway : PHIL 2; 1So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, … [Read more...]


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