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...]

Links for May 3, 2006

Josh Harris Reflects on T4G and Shares the Congratulatory Email He Wrote to C.J. on His Return"It is no exaggeration to describe this event as both historic and anointed by God's spirit. I can't do justice to describing the effect of sitting under the teaching of these world-class leaders as they exhorted us . . . ."(tags: SGM mahaney harris humor)"I told C.J. that he wasn't a Concorde - he was a C-141 Starlifter!He carried loads of grace and power in that message, and encouraged and convicted … [Read more...]

My Reaction to Hearing Piper's Together for the Gospel Talk

I have to admit that today, when I played the first of my T4G MP3 downloads, the tears started before Piper had even begun to speak. Even Mahaney's introduction seemed soaked in the Holy Presence of the Spirit of God. I have shared others' notes and reactions to Piper at T4G in another post, but here are some quotes that stood out to me in addition to some of the ones I have already reported.First of all, right at the beginning Piper speaks of how, when George Whitfield saw the state of the … [Read more...]

Piper Friday: More Reactions to THAT Message at T4G

The light along the journey blog: has some great quotes which capture something more of the atmosphere of John Piper's sermon (see also Challies summary) which sounds like it was the highlight of the whole Together for the Gospel conference. The blogger begins by admitting "I had to keep wiping away tears." He then says, "At the risk of being melodramatic, I would encourage you, I would beg you, to order an MP3 of this message when it later becomes available. Written words cannot convey even a … [Read more...]

Doctor Martyn Lloyd-Jones Monday – Sealing of the Spirit: Experiences and Gifts

Today we return to Lloyd-Jones exposition of Ephesians 1:13 and his examination of true and counterfeit experiences associated with the sealing of the Spirit. To begin with, the Doctor makes the following clarification: There is a sense in which I, for my part, am not concerned about the terminology with regard to sealing with the Spirit or baptism with the Spirit. To me it is very regrettable that many are so much concerned about the terminology, and especially about the word baptism, that they … [Read more...]

Interview with Dr. Sam Storms

UPDATE In January 2008, the following post was identified as the 17th all-time most popular post with readers of this blog. The 18th most-read post was Dr. Kim Riddlebarger's response to John MacArthur's assertion that non-dispensational Calvinists are not "really reformed."Sam Storms is well-known as a Calvinistic charismatic speaker. He writes popular books which express a very similar theology to that of John Piper in an accessible way. It was good to be able to ask him some questions via … [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...]

MLJ Monday – Sealed with the Spirit – Eph 1

Today I begin a new tradition inspired by the Pyro's Spurgeon on Monday series. I loved what they said about this week's Spurgeon quote towards the end of their post:Study any era of revival or the style of any great preacher and you will discover that boldness and clarity were their hallmarks — never qualities like vagueness, ambivalence, hesitation, wavering, apprehension, a cloudy message, fickle opinions, obsessive self-criticism, or any of the other qualities postmodernism falsely equates w … [Read more...]