NEWLY RELEASED VIDEO – Joan Bakewell interviews Martyn Lloyd-Jones

This 20 minute interview with Martyn Lloyd-Jones is fascinating.  It took place in 1970 and he explains his view of the gospel, and the way modern society views mankind. You see a very clear disagreement between the protagonists, but there is grace, and smiles on both sides. The humanity of The Doctor comes across very clearly.  Already back then, "tolerance" was a key issue in the discussion.  I have quoted and discussed Martyn Lloyd-Jones many times before on this blog. … [Read more...]

You can change: True salvation

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The above video was preached by Tope Koleoso this past week at Jubilee Church in Enfield and Wood Green. It was one of the most convicting yet grace-filled messages I have ever heard. This is the gospel. It is a great sermon for everybody to listen to in order to help you to distinguish in your own life the difference between as he put it "Some kind of response to the gospel vs being born again."Tope referred to two Scriptures that should cause all of us to sit up and listen: Examine … [Read more...]

What does it mean to be a living sacrifice? Terry Virgo on Romans 12

Above is an excellent sermon that Terry Virgo preached at Jubilee Church this past Sunday. Audio is also available to download. If you haven't already I would urge you to follow him on Twitter, and read his book Spirit-Filled Church.Here are a few bullet-point notes I took listening.Many think that if you become religious you take on many duties, but Christianity is not about what we must do but what Jesus has already done! In view of the mercies of God a response is called for, … [Read more...]

A Good Friday Sermon

Other useful Easter resources:Did Jesus rise from the dead? I believe in Jesus: a sermon on the Trinity and the Resurrection A Good Friday Sermon A sermon on Jesus' Resurrection and its implications for us (Romans 4:25)At Jubilee Church I preached yesterday's sermon.  Here are some notes from the sermon with some extra material woven in.Earlier today on Twitter somebody asked why people would wish each other a "happy" Good Friday. It begs the question why we even call the … [Read more...]

What is an Evangelical?

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In this post,  I offer a meaning of Evangelical, but this must be read in conjunction with my post "What is a Christian?" I do not claim in this post to be outlining the boundary markers of Christianity.  Evangelicalism is a part of the broader Christian movement. I also do not claim any special authority to lay out these principles which are not new to me.  It is true that Evangelicalism can be hard to define.  But this is I believe because it is more about attitudes than doctrinal sta … [Read more...]

What is a Christian?

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I believe it is very important that we broaden our definition of Christian, but at the same time narrow our definition of Evangelical. Very often people confuse the two these days. The Evangelical movement has always been a movement within the wider Christian movement. Often it has been accused of believing that only other Evangelicals are really Christians. It is no wonder then, that some today do not like it when people suggest they are probably not an Evangelical. The latest in a long line of … [Read more...]

Why do modern liberals want to stay within the evangelical movement?

I was one of the interviewees for a piece entitled What is the Gospel Coalition? on Christian.co.uk.  Here is the extract of what I said in response to the question "are some UK Evangelicals moving away from the gospel?",  the whole article is worth a read: "Definitely yes,""There's always been liberalism. What's different about it now is it seems more reluctant to use the label. When I grew up in Christianity I spoke to people who would clearly say 'I'm a liberal'. Evangelicals were seen as a … [Read more...]

What is the Gospel Coalition? Perspective from the new Christian.co.uk

A recently launched new Christian news site Christian.co.uk is making a bit of a splash on this side of the pond. They appear to be aiming to have a good broad coverage of diverse Christian groups. I was asked to comment on a brief article on the Gospel Coalition for them. Here is the part of the article based on my comments, the rest of the article is worth a read. Just for the avoidance of any doubt, I have indeed stated that I uphold the Gospel Coalition statement of faith, and became an … [Read more...]

God really does want to bless you!

I know, some of my readers will have read a headline like that and panicked. Has Warnie slipped into "Health wealth and prosperity" or "Word of Faith" ?Nope, not at all.But I do feel that it is so easy for us to throw out the baby with the bathwater. I remember at one point a few years ago I even began to wonder if we would be better off to stop talking about faith. Perhaps, I argued, we should simply talk about "trust" in God.Trust is a much more passive thing, and it is a component of … [Read more...]

How to move the immovable God

Christians in the West are often quite good at trusting in God as our rock. We are taught doctrine, told that God is sovereign. We are taught that he stands behind every event that happens and is working for our good (Romans 8:28). Even when other people do things to us from a bad motive, we may respond like Joseph and say "you meant that for my harm, but God meant it for good."God, we learn, is unmovable. He is like a fortress we can hide in. He is unshakeable and faithful. "Ascribe … [Read more...]


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