"...if anyone makes the assistance of grace depend on the humility or obedience of man and does not agree that it is a gift of grace itself that we are obedient and humble, he contradicts the Apostle who says, "What have you that you did not receive?" (1 Cor. 4:7), and, "But by the grace of God I am what I am" (1 Cor. 15:10). (Council of Orange: Canon 6)

Salvation - The Big Picture

This is the first lesson in the upcoming teaching series I am doing with Apologia Academy on the subject of Reformed Soteriology (the study of salvation).

February 24, 2016  |  Comments (1)   |  Permalink

Never Miss An Opportunity

Acts 25:13 - 26:18

Rather than Paul being immediately sent to Rome, God ordained that a regional king named Agrippa would hear his dramatic conversion testimony. While perhaps no other Christian encounters the same observable phenomena in their conversion, it is never any less dramatic.

February 21, 2016  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

The Judgement of Works

Eph 2:8-19; 1 Cor 3:5-15

Text: Eph 2:8-10; 1 Cor 3:5-15

What is the place of works in the Christian life? What is the motivation behind all you do in the name of Christ? Each true believer has an appointment before God's throne when he will stand alone, called to give an account of his Christian service. Will that day be a day of reward for you or a day of sadness and loss?

February 14, 2016  |  Comments (1)   |  Permalink

He Wrote Me Into His Story

JS - The testimony of my friend, Jeff Durbin:

February 06, 2016  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink

Memoir and Remains of the Rev. Robert Murray M'Cheyne (eBook)

by Rev. Andrew Bonar

Available in ePub and .mobi formats

Written by Andrew Alexander Bonar, brother of Horatius Bonar, this is a moving and passionate account of Robert Murray M'Cheyne. Bonar, a great friend of M'Cheyne, wrote this biography a year after the death of M'Cheyne. He includes a detailed and insightful portrayal of M'Cheyne’s youth and ministry, providing personal anecdotes, as well as quotes and poems from McCheyne. The work is also comprised of dozens of letters, sketches of sermons, and several essays previously published. This biography and collection of M'Cheyne’s writings will enhance your understanding and appreciation of this devoted man of God.

Few books have been better loved than the Memoir and Remains of Robert Murray M'Cheyne. Its circulation underlines this. First published in 1844, within twenty-five years it went through one hundred and sixteen English editions. In 1910 it was estimated that, including translations into other languages, not less than half a million copies were in circulation. Few books have had such a widespread influence on the lives of God's people. Testimonies to its usefulness were received from many lands and Christians of differing theological persuasions have testified to the blessing experiences through reading it. 'This is one of the best and most profitable volumes ever published', said C.H. Spurgeon. 'The memoir of such a man ought surely to be in the hands of every Christian and certainly every preacher of the Gospel.' Few books contain such variety and welath of spiritual matter between their covers.

“Robert Murray M’Cheyne’s biography written by his friend Andrew Bonar is one of my most treasured possessions and has been a companion throughout almost all of my Christian life. M’Cheyne died when he was twenty nine, but his life story has been for me personally a model of grace, and his ministry pattern a model for service. It is a book every young Christian man should read—more than once.” –Sinclair Ferguson

HT: Grace eBooks

February 01, 2016  |  Comments (0)   |  Permalink