Everything Jonathan Edwards Ever Wrote FREE Online

I have only recently discovered what is surely one of the most helpful websites I've found in a long time. Most people are aware that Jonathan Edwards is a towering colossus who many consider to be the best American theologian of all time; however, almost no one I know has read more than one of his books.There have been many previous versions of Edwards' works, but until recently, this did not include his massive collection of short thoughts, which I like to compare to blog posts. But now there … [Read more...]

Luther's Moment of Conversion

Last week Lex Loizides shared this fantastic quote from Martin Luther in his church history series: "I was seized with the conviction that I must understand [Paul’s] letter to the Romans. I did not have a heart of stone, but to that moment one phrase in chapter one stood in my way. I hated the idea, ‘in it the righteousness of God is revealed’ . . . according to which God is righteous and punishes the unrighteous sinner.I lived without reproach as a monk, but my conscience was disturbed to its ve … [Read more...]

Video of My Sermon on The Bible

A few weeks back I preached a sermon from Nehemiah 8 entitled "Back To The Word." A video of it is now available to download. My notes and an mp3 are also available, and you can subscribe to our vodcast or podcast to get the rest of the series. A new sermon from the series is now available for online streaming.I have been encouraged to hear that a number of those who heard have since been listening to or reading the Every Day In the Word reading plan. If you don't have a reading plan of your … [Read more...]

Should Christians Circumcise Their Sons?

This is the third part in my short series on multiculturalism. The first two in the series can be found here: Multiculturalism—You Are What You Eat?Does Multiculturalism Mean I Have To Eat Blood?When you mix with a number of different nationalities, you begin to realize that cultural differences are more complicated than you appreciated. They can also extend to quite surprising areas of life. One such area is that of whether or not it's a good idea to circumcise baby boys.In the UK this practice … [Read more...]

Will Heaven Really Be A Place On Earth?

Many Christians simplistically believe that when we die we will "go to heaven to be with Jesus forever." The truth is that 1 Corinthians 15 and other Scriptures make clear that we will one day be reunited with our bodies.From Revelation 21 it is clear that the heavenly city will descend from the skies and remain on earth. God will dwell with us on the new earth. So it would almost seem that heaven itself will invade earth, and that in some way we will be in heaven and earth simultaneously. This … [Read more...]

John Piper's Most Important Book – Finally Alive

“Have I been born again?" is not a question to be answered hastily. In John Piper's new book, Finally Alive, expect to be challenged. Piper strips away our complacency, arguing that many people falsely believe they are Christians. He begins by arguing that many who claim to be "born again" today are actually not, and that statistics demonstrating that so-called born again Christians are morally indistinguishable from unbelievers only demonstrate that many who think they have been regenerated a … [Read more...]

Video of Adrian Preaching on Nehemiah

As I have mentioned previously, there is now a video sermon podcast available of preaching from Jubilee Church London. We are also streaming video sermons live at higher quality.The guys are working to get our Nehemiah series online, and one of the most recent sermons made available is my sermon entitled "Building for the Glory of God." You can download the video via the vodcast or by right-clicking on this download link. … [Read more...]

A Bible is For Life, Not Just For Christmas

Christmas seems like it's just around the corner. In these times of financial pressure, surely we all feel the need to make good choices in our gifts this year and not be wasteful. A new Bible for a loved one (or dare I say for yourself?) is certainly an excellent investment. But what Bible? And what format? In this post I will look at a few examples, some of which I can recommend.At the top of my list would be the ESV Study Bible. The translation is essentially literal and as close to a … [Read more...]

OFFER – Music That Will Draw You Closer To Jesus

SPECIAL OFFER FOR READERS OF ADRIANWARNOCK.COMOne of the things I love most about the group of churches of which I am a part is our worship music. We do use music coming from elsewhere, but God has given us some extraordinarily gifted songwriters, almost all of whom are from Church of Christ The King, Brighton, including Stuart Townend, who wrote In Christ Alone together with Keith Getty. But Stuart is far from the only great musical gift in that church.The family band called Phatfish … [Read more...]

VIDEO SERMON by Tope Koleoso on Sin

Over at the Jubilee Church London website we have introduced a new feature - video sermons. You can watch the first part of a very helpful sermon by my pastor right here, then watch the other parts, or download the video or audio files.Many people found this a helpful sermon when it was preached, and Tope challenged each of us to consider whether we are truly saved or not. He quoted material from John Piper about regeneration and made the point that we cannot simply live as we choose, sinning … [Read more...]