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12/13/2022

Calvin:

Jesus Christ is the head of the church, and for his sake God owns and accepts us as his children. Believing this means much more than people generally imagine.
Those who are not familiar with Holy Scripture may find it strange that we can receive blessing simply by believing. They may think faith is not enough of a virtue to earn us such a reward. However, believing in Jesus Christ is not equivalent to believing a story that we were told or that we have read; it means truly receiving him as presented to us by God the Father. We must embrace the Lord Jesus Christ as the one who has paid for our sin to reconcile us to God. We must entirely trust in him for salvation, assured that he has provided all that we need to gain our eternal inheritance.
If we are certain of these things, it will not surprise us that we become children of God simply by believing. Yet we must also remember that faith has no merit in itself; it is not a question of weighing our faith in the balance to assess its value as a virtue. No, we become children of God through free adoption.
If you are looking for the cause of this, I tell you the true source of salvation is in the mercy of God alone in choosing to take pity upon us. This is achieved by means of faith, as we have said before. When all our pride and vain presumption has been taken away and we recognize that we are lost by nature, then we take refuge in the Lord Jesus Christ.

John Calvin and Joel R. Beeke, 365 Days with Calvin (Leominster; Grand Rapids, MI: Day One Publications; Reformation Heritage Books, 2008), 366.

07/01/2021

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04/17/2021

Justification is by Christ Alone. This is a short section from the Westminster Confession of Faith Teaching Series by Dr. John Gerstner. Chapter 11 on Justif...

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03/17/2021

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The bi-weekly Chapel service on the campus of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Chapel is livestreamed every Tuesday and Th...

A familiar story https://youtu.be/edeFBDSVfKA
03/05/2021

A familiar story https://youtu.be/edeFBDSVfKA

Pastor Matt Crawford delivers a sermon on John 4. The woman at the well is shown how God requires us to worship Him.Referenced: Regulative Principle of Worsh...

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03/03/2021

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This video was taken from a Q and a session at Grace community Church. I own nothing but I am deeply indebted to this pastor and his congregation. I’ve been ...

02/27/2021

Learn from the early church's greatest preacher. John of Antioch, later called "chrysostomos" ("golden mouth"), preached over 600 extant...

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02/24/2021

Anyone read it?

John Piper presents a careful, reasoned study of the doctrine of election. He dissects Paul's argument to highlight the picture of God an...

There are some books that have been made available to us to help us in our weakness. Valley of Vision has been one. It i...
02/19/2021

There are some books that have been made available to us to help us in our weakness. Valley of Vision has been one. It is a book of meditations. This is a book of prayers that can be used for meditation. I also like that you know who said what which is something that valley a vision lacks. I will be using this in part of my daily devotion or quiet time for years to come.

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"That prayer is most likely to pierce heaven which first pierces one's own heart." For the Puritans, prayer was neither casual nor dull....

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02/16/2021

Maybe this thumb mail should be the new profile pic

Pastor Matt Crawford giving the sermon on Gal 3:1-14 @ Westview Baptist Church, Wichita, KansasBig Idea: Paul was never afraid to call out distortion of the ...

https://youtu.be/12ZfREZihKQ
02/12/2021

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Pastor Matt Crawford giving the sermon on Gal 3:1-14 @ Westview Baptist Church, Wichita, KansasBig Idea: Paul was never afraid to call out distortion of the ...

02/06/2021

No New Testament Epistle is more foundational to the Christian faith than Romans, and no chapter in Romans more basic than its first chap...

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01/28/2021

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A video describing and highlighting just how great the love of God is. When we truly see that He loves us right where we are it sparks a desire in us to wors...

01/23/2021

4/5: You can never go wrong with Ferguson. Although the usual things I say about his writings, including the depth I cannot say here. This is a short, devotional book. In fact, the size and quantity of the chapters, it would be a great devotional to be read every morning for a couple of months or on...

The Glory of Grace  is an excellent introduce to the Puritans. It has a brief overview, maybe an abridgment to the entri...
01/05/2021

The Glory of Grace is an excellent introduce to the Puritans. It has a brief overview, maybe an abridgment to the entries in Beeke’s Meet the Puritans. Then he selects a section of their writing. It is a great introduction minus my quibbles about the puritans he chose and even what works he chose. These men and woman have done a great work and if you’ve considered diving into this era, this is a great start.

Who were the Puritans? What did they seek to achieve? What were their successes and failures? Are they of any importance to Christians to...

01/01/2021
This book came so highly recommended. Church historian or pastor needs to add it to its Arsenal. I do feel that I could ...
12/26/2020

This book came so highly recommended. Church historian or pastor needs to add it to its Arsenal. I do feel that I could not give it five stars because I found it somewhat misleading. It is not on biblical theology. There is no definition or multiple examples of what it is. Rather the book is about one particular theme and it’s biblical theology. That theme is revelation. How Gods Word was revealed to the OT prophets NT writers and Christ Himself

12/02/2020
11/03/2020

Prayer is the never-failing response of the Christian in any case, in every plight.

10/29/2020

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10/20/2020

There has been renewed interest in the five points of Calvinism among many Christians today. But these doctrines are not a product of the...

10/05/2020

‎Christianity · 2020

10/05/2020

For many years before surrendering to vocational ministry, I was a conservative evangelical Christian whom God had called to work in the dog-eat-dog world of secular media. While working for … More

10/05/2020

Christians know that God loves them, but often think that he is perpetually disappointed and frustrated, maybe even close to giving up on...

I love the Puritans. Anyone who has followed me for any length of time can tell you that. I love their dedication to Scr...
09/05/2020

I love the Puritans. Anyone who has followed me for any length of time can tell you that. I love their dedication to Scripture. I love the expository style. I love that they write in such a way that is timeless. The Heart of Christ, written in 1651, is an encouragement to anyone going through the storm that has been 2020. It is an exposition of Heb 4:15. The last section (of which there are only 3) deals specifically with the verse, but the two preceding sections lay the groundwork. The sacrifice of Christ is likened to His assuming the role of High Priest. Why did he do this? Because He loves us. Goodwin writes like a easy to understand John Owen. I cannot recommend this brief book enough! I hope that they modern version, found in Dane Ortlund's Gentle and Lowly, brings the same love in the Heart of Christ.

5/5: I love the Puritans. Anyone who has followed me for any length of time can tell you that. I love their dedication to Scripture. I love the expository style. I love that they write in such a way that is timeless. The Heart of Christ, written in 1651, is an encouragement to anyone going through t...

04/04/2017

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