Mark Escalera

Jesus didn’t care about being nice or tolerant, and neither should you

Originally posted on The Matt Walsh Blog:
There is no shortage of heresies these days. If you want to adopt some blasphemous, perverted, fun house mirror reflection of Christianity, you will find a veritable buffet of options. You can sift through all the variants and build your own little pet version of the Faith. It’s…

Love and the Inhumanity of Same-Sex Marriage

This article from The Gospel Coalition is a timely message that every true believer should understand in regards to current legal morass surrounding same-sex marriage. Sadly, the number of those following all of Scripture and those following just the parts they like is quickly becoming skewed in the direction of the world. Further, and even […]

The Kind of Preaching God Blesses

This is a message from the 2012 Shepherds’ Conference and delivered by Dr. Steve Lawson. The text is from 1 Corinthians 2.

Crucifixion Tuesday – Summary

Originally posted on Mind Renewers:
The Tuesday Before the Crucifixion This is a summary of a series of posts on “Passion Tuesday” — the Tuesday before our Lord’s crucifixion. “Whose is This Image and Superscription?” — A coin in the British Museum shows clearly that the coin the Pharisees and Herodians brought to Jesus was…

Sovereign Election – Wonderful Truths

The Judgement Seat of Christ

Oh that God would break our hearts for the reality that eternity is closer than we wish to imagine! Our churches are being crushed under the weight of worldliness and a desire to please man instead of Jesus Christ. Too many are not just guilty of watching the Bride of Christ being assaulted, but are […]

LOST – The Holiness of God in Churches

Preaching about the love of God as if He is like the friendly grandfather is a false gospel. God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life is a false gospel. The true gospel is one that exalts the holiness of God, the supremacy of Jesus Christ, and the total depravity of every […]

Hell Has No Exits!

Oh my friends, listen to this and weep for those who are dying in their sins! For those of you who do not know Christ, please know there is room at the cross for you if you will BUT COME!

Spiritual Shipwreck of the Word-Faith Movement – Part 2

Rise Up O’ Men of God

Where are the men in our churches who are willing to stand for what is right? We have bought into the world’s philosophies and the church has become feminized. Men, God has given a divine order for the reason that we might show the picture of Christ and His Bride to the nations. If we […]

The Devilish Puppet Master – Part 1

God’s Sovereignty and Man’s Responsibility

The Glory of God in the Doctrines of Grace

Someone Had to Die – Paul Washer

A video from the original Reformation Nation started by The Pilgrim. It is a worthy reminder for us as we contemplate the upcoming weekend.

Leslie Land – A Testimony of Grace

Testimony of Leslie Land (from Mack Tomlinson Author of In Light of Eternity) [ Leslie Land (1903-1986) one of the closest friends of Martyn Lloyd-Jones in England. Both of them pastored in England at the same time, and while Lloyd-Jones became known world-wide, Land was virtually unknown all his life outside his own small circle […]

Questions of the World to Men – Ravenhill

This message by Leonard Ravenhill really hits home and brings conviction. Do we really believe the Holy Spirit has come with power from on high, or do we think in our foolishness that we can lock Him in a box and pull Him out only when the desire hits us? We need to be people […]

Al Whittinghill – An Ambassador for Christ

This is a wonderful reminder this Lord’s Day of what salvation is all about! Have a day that seeks to worship the Lord Jesus Christ, He who alone is the Author and Finisher of our faith.

When Christians aren’t Afraid

Reposted by permission from Stephanie, who is a friend of DefCon. Her words accurately reflect where we should be when addressing what is taking place around us. You can follow her blog Memoirs of a Blogger Saved By Grace. ******** I am not a fan of Duck Dynasty. I have no hidden motive for going […]

Bitter Bile in the Throat!

When a woman cries, men often feel awkward or embarrassed. They struggle with knowing what to say or do. A man will seek to sympathize with her and may say something designed to help when all she may need is just a listening ear and a tissue to wipe her eyes. Another woman will both […]

Acts 2 – The 21st Century Version

Today, I feel it is appropriate to share this short blog from another believer in Christ. Brothers and sisters, my heart breaks when I read things like this brother has written because I know that more times than not, it is the sad truth. Church is rarely a true family that seeks to look to […]

5 Saviors or Just One?

There is ONLY one mediator between God and man, the Man Christ Jesus! There is NO hope in any other. Buddha cannot save. Mohammad cannot save. Religion cannot save. There will be no person who will dare to stand before God on the day of judgment and say, “You have not done enough to provide […]

Is it NOTHING to YOU?

A popular song written by a godless man named John Lennon includes the following lyrics: “Imagine there’s no heaven It’s easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people Living for today…Imagine” Tragically for Lennon, he was wrong. Thankfully for those still living, he was wrong. There are […]

Give us Love – Not Doctrine!

This is the mantra that is being proclaimed loud and long across this nation. Love and unity at the expense of doctrine has watered down the message so as to try and make it palatable to the goats, and it no longer feeds sheep. Yes, we must share the truth in love, but we dare […]

Feeding Sheep or Amusing Goats?

An excerpt from a message preached by Charles Spurgeon – this kind of preaching is rare in the world of the 21st century. Too many think we can amuse goats instead of feed sheep. In the end, the minister loses because he has failed in his commission. The sheep are not being fed and will […]

Better Never to Have Been Born!

The warning of Scripture is clear. Oh friends, as Steve Lawson notes, if you are not a true believer in Jesus Christ alone, by grace through faith alone, you will wish you had never been born – just one second after death. No true Christian would ever desire the destruction of their lost friends, family […]

No Interview Like It!

This blog and video was posted at The Gospel Coalition by Thabiti Anyabwile. It is an amazing interview that would definitely not even be permitted in England and probably not even in America in many places. ************ Thabiti Anyabwile is Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Grand Cayman in the Grand Cayman Islands and […]

The Scandal of the Semi-Churched!

Kevin DeYoung writes this excellent post on “The Scandal of the Semi-Churched.” Every true believer should read and prayerfully consider these strong words of exhortation and edification. *************** The Scandal of the Semi-Churched This is one of those posts I’ve wanted to write for awhile, but I wasn’t sure how to say what I think […]

The Truth About Hell!

This message should be preached over and over and over until the church that claims the name of Jesus Christ falls to its knees either to seek forgiveness for not proclaiming this truth, or because it realizes for the first time that it has not been a true believer.

A Call to Anguish!

The words of the message were very convicting. We need more men like Nehemiah who was willing to weep in anguish over the fallen down walls of Jerusalem and the destruction that has assaulted the walls of the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. We need more willing to weep over the sin that has […]

Mandela in Heaven or Hell?

This last week beginning on December 5, Thursday, the world began to mourn a man who has been considered as one of the greatest men of the 20th and 21st centuries. Sadly, even Christians have lauded this man without bothering to see the truth of what he believed. The reality is that Nelson Mandela was […]