Links for June 21, 2006

"If you don't have anything to show that you have a changed heart, there's a good reason to question whether you've actually been saved in the first place."Mark Byron explains why Christians do need to change their behaviour...(tags: atonement gospel) "The doctrine of justification by faith is the very life and nerve of the Gospel itself."Phil Johnson continues his series on the Reformation principle of sola fide, the "one doctrine [which] encompasses the heart and soul of everything that is … [Read more...]

MLJ Monday – Speaking the Truth in Love (T4G Article III )

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 and 2 . I have also posted myself on the Introduction as well as a combined post on Articles I and II. If you haven't already done so, I would encourage you to read the statement in full - it is available as a pdf or Google's HTML version.This post is part of an ongoing … [Read more...]

Driscoll on Being All Things to All Men

Eric Zeller of FoolishBlog has an interesting post based on Mark Driscoll's last sermon. I have taken the liberty of posting it in its entirety as his template is broken so you cannot read it there!1 Corinthians 9:19-23 says:For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under … [Read more...]

Al Mohler Has Emergency Eye Surgery – Please Pray!

Got this on email: Dr. Mohler had to have emergency eye surgery at Duke University two days ago at 2 p.m. You may know that he has been battling a degenerative corneal disease for many years now, and with another injury to his eye on his way to the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in North Carolina, his doctors decided to do what's called a phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK).Please do keep Dr. Mohler in prayer. As I'm sure you can imagine, he has a number of responsibilities at the SBC … [Read more...]

Remembering the Mini-Revival at KEGS Chelmsford

In My Story part four (which is part of possibly the longest running and most spread out series in the history of blogging!) I spoke about my experience at King Edward VI Grammar School (KEGS) in Chelmsford. It was great to get an e-mail yesterday from someone else who remembers those days.I realised some time ago that you were probably the same Adrian who I knew as a teenager in Chelmsford. And your story part 4 seems to have confirmed it for me . . .I was in my late 20's by 1984, and at St. … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Defines Reformission

Musings of a Missional Madman has a great quote: "'Reformission is a radical call to reform the church's traditionally flawed view of missions as something carried out in foreign lands, and to focus instead on the urgent need in our own neighborhoods, which are filled with diverse cultures of Americans who desperately need the Gospel of Jesus and life in his Church. Most significant, they need a gospel and a church who are faithful both to the scriptural texts and to the cultural contexts of … [Read more...]

Links for May 25, 2006

Revitalizing the SoulMark Dever shares a quote from John Piper in the midst of a discussion on 'busy schedules.' "I find PRODUCTIVITY restful for my soul."(tags: dever piper T4GB)Joe Injects Some Humor Into the Blog Wars(tags: humor)Spurgeon on RevivalGo read....(tags: revivals spurgeon) … [Read more...]

Links for May 16, 2006

This is the closest we'll be to hell and the closest the lost will get to heaven. (Quote from Mark Driscoll.)(tags: mission driscoll)John Piper Video InterviewLinks to an interview with John Piper regarding the upcoming Desiring God Conference are available through Justin Taylor.(tags: interview piper taylor)Preaching the Gospel to Ourselves"The main art in the matter of spiritual living is to know how to handle yourself. You have to take yourself in hand ... address yourself ... preach to … [Read more...]

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones Monday: Was the Doctor a Charismatic?

In last week's final chapter of the Doctor's exposition of Ephesians 1:13, I said that I would quote MLJ's own experience, which occurred in the summer of 1949, and which Iain Murray refers to as one of the most remarkable [years] in Dr. Lloyd-Jones life. The following excerpt is from his biography, David Martyn-Lloyd-Jones The Fight of Faith 1939-1981, The Banner of Truth Trust, Edinburgh, The University Press, Cambridge, 1990, "Wales and the Summer of 1949, pp. 207-221. Following Murray's … [Read more...]

Piper Friday and a Link to the Full Text of "Preaching as Expository Exultation" from T4G

John Piper has published the full text of his sermon from the Together for the Gospel Conference over at the Desiring God website. I have already shared my response to the mp3 of this sermon Pop over to the desiring God site and read the whole sermon there, but for this week's Piper Friday, here is an extract:What you believe about the necessity of preaching and the nature of preaching is governed by your sense of the greatness and the glory of God and how you believe people awaken to that … [Read more...]