Baptist – What does it mean and why is it important?

It was my privilege to preach at a small country Baptist church this past Sunday. My sermon for that evening  was to help them better understand why being a Baptist church matters. The outline for the sermon is this: Baptists – where did the name come from? Four Distinctives: 1) Baptism: Mode, Candidates, Significance 2) […]

The Holiness of God

This is a very good sermon from a dear brother in Christ, emphasizing the holiness of the Lord  Jesus Christ. You will be brought low and built up, as brother Randall exalts Christ from the Scriptures!  Listen here.

Cultural Gluttony

Excerpt from Art Azurdia’s message entitled, “A Clarion Call to Worldly Christianity.” You can find the full message in two parts: Part 1 Part 2

The Defect of Preachers Reproved

  “The Defects of Preachers Reproved” by Solomon Stoddard “The Scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat.  All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do.” Matthew 23:2–3 In these words is a direction given by Christ unto the people, where we have: First, the foundation of the rule: “the Scribes and […]

Who is This Man Who says he is God?

Luke 4:31-44   And he went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them on the Sabbath, and they were astonished at his teaching, for his word possessed authority. And in the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a […]

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.

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!

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 […]

Baptist Covenant Theology

Reformed theology is often referred to as covenant theology – based on the covenants between God and man revealed in Scripture and the view that God deals with us primarily through covenants. One of our old Baptist brothers, C. H. Spurgeon, had this to say about the importance of understanding the covenants of Scripture: “The […]

ABSOLUTE Predestination

ABSOLUTE Predestination I just finished reading Jerome Zanchius’ book that a dear brother was so kind to give me. Wow! I wept and rejoiced and thanked the Lord for faithful men who have gone before. Thanks be unto God for the dear brother who worked to bring this book back to life. Absolute Predestination is […]

The Pastor and Counseling

Here is the ninth video in a series on Pastoral Theology from Reformed Baptist Seminary. This session is from Pastor Donny Martin on The Pastor and Counseling. In this seminary lecture he covers three areas – 1) the historical background of biblical counseling, 2) the theological foundation of biblical counseling, and 3) the practical process […]

Technology Giveth & Taketh Away

Here is the seventh and eighth video in a series on Pastoral Theology from Reformed Baptist Seminary. These two sessions are from Dr. Mark Ward on the use of technology in ministry. Our prayer is that it will be both an encouragement to pastors or future pastors and even to those who serve in other […]

Pastoral Evangelism and Equipping – Bob Selph

Here is the sixth in a series on Pastoral Theology from Reformed Baptist Seminary. This is the fourth message from Bob Selph. In this session, he speaks of the need to evangelize within our neighborhoods and also how to teach our people how to evangelize. I appreciate the simple approaches that Bob challenges the listener […]

Shepherding the Flock – Bob Selph Video

Here is the fifth in a series on Pastoral Theology from Reformed Baptist Seminary. This is the third message from Bob Selph and deals with shepherding the flock and starts with 2 Timothy 4. This is an epistle that was written to be an encouragement from Paul to Timothy, and serves to encourage elders and […]

The Pastor and Church Discipline

Here is the fourth in a series on Pastoral Theology from Reformed Baptist Seminary. This is the second message from Donny Martin. Church discipline is never easy and while necessary for the purity of the local church, it should be approached with much grace and humility. Far too often, church discipline devolves into a verbal […]

The Pastor and Conflict Resolution

Here is the third in a series on Pastoral Theology from Reformed Baptist Seminary. This message is from Donny Martin. Who of us, especially in church leadership, has not had to deal with conflicts in a local church setting? In this video, Pastor Martin approaches this teaching session from the aspect of dealing with conflict […]

The Pastor as a Man and His Relations

Here is the second in a series on Pastoral Theology from Reformed Baptist Seminary. This second message is from Bob Selph and is just as excellent as the first video posted yesterday. Our prayer is that it will be both an encouragement to pastors or future pastors and even to those who serve in other […]

The Pastoral Office

I would like to put up an excellent series from the Reformed Baptist Seminary. This first video lecture comes from Bob Selph. I believe that every person who aspires to the ministry should listen to this series. Please enjoy and may the Lord be glorified in each of our ministries.

The Primacy of the Abrahamic Covenant

Why does it matter how one views the covenant with Abraham? Are there actually different views on it? My experience leads me to believe that most folks don’t really think too much about such things. Yet this singular item is, in fact, the biggest wedge between Reformed Baptists and our Presbyterian brothers. As pointed out […]

Responsibility of Elders

My church held a conference on church membership last fall. We had several well known speakers, including Michael Horton, our own Voddie Baucham, Ken Jones, and Thabiti Anyabwile from Grand Cayman. Here is Thabiti’s most excellent message on the responsibilities of those who serve the local church as elders: Responsiblity of elders


He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. (Hebrews 1:3)  The true power of the church lies in Christ personally. You may have all the stars that ever made bright the Milky Way with their combined sheen, […]

Made Sufficient: A Theology of Preaching

Made Sufficient: A Theology of Preaching INTRODUCTION Life in our culture today has one very common personal philosophy that will be heard anywhere you go: “You can be anything you set your mind to.” Our school systems, parental urgings, and media culture all cheer us on with shouts of “be all we can be, “just […]