Tag Archive | Christ
Can we actually reason with a world that hates Jesus Christ? It’s a strange question, but one that I feel is very important. As Christians, we understand that, under the moral law of God, we stood as convicted criminals before Him. Every thought, word and deed in our lives was contaminated by our sin nature. […]
“Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith. For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from the works of the law,” (Romans 3: 27, 28) As I began my morning devotions today, this passage […]
I was recently given the opportunity to read a copy of the book “Convert: From Adam to Christ” by Pastor Emilio Ramos with the request that I post a review online at Amazon.com. After spending a weekend pouring through this text, I must highly recommend this book to anyone who is striving to understand just […]
It is not your hold on Christ that saves you; it is Christ. It is not your joy in Christ that saves you; it is Christ. It is not even your faith in Christ, though that be the instrument; it is Christ’s blood and merit. – Charles Spurgeon 1834 – 1892
A Case for the Pre-Existence of the Son of God Defining Who is the Son of God and Proving His Eternal Existence INTRODUCTION Over two-thousand years ago in the small village of Bethlehem, made famous as the boyhood home of King David (1 Sam 16:1, 17:12, Luke 2:4), a baby was born. Only a […]
We conclude our eight-week series on the radical demands of the gospel by David Platt with the final message, The Gospel Demands Radical Abandonment (C). To obtain the entire series (or watch the videos of these sermons) visit Disciple Making International.
A sobering examination into what the technology age has wrought on our families in this article from the New York Times. Excerpt: Sometimes they hold hands while looking at their screens. But failing that, the couple has developed a form of physical shorthand, an “ ‘I’m still here’ signal” in which “one of us will […]
We continue our Radical Saturday sermon series with part seven of eight: The Gospel Demands Radical Abandonment (B) by David Platt.
We continue our Radical Saturday sermon series from David Platt with part six, The Gospel Demands Radical Abandonment (A).
We are in week five of our eight-week series on Radical. What makes today’s message, The Gospel Demands Radical Giving, so important is that in it David Platt answers many of the criticisms levied against him. If you dislike the message Platt is delivering in this series and you refuse to listen to it because […]
Today we bring you part four in the series Radical. Today’s message is The Gospel Demands Radical Urgency by Chris Nichols.
From the NY Post: It’s Our Lady of Spin the Bottle. Pastor Maurice Johnson of the Winners Church in Queens delivers the sexiest Sunday sermon in town, preaching on how to keep romance alive in marriage — and then asking congregants to make out in a passionate, public kissing contest during the service. The parishioners […]
We continue our Saturday sermon series from David Platt. The Gospel Demands Radical Compassion is part three in this eight-part series. This series was the inspiration for Platt’s book, Radical. Here is the description of the series: “In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my […]
We continue our Saturday sermon series with the second installment from David Platt’s series Radical which inspired the book by the same name. This week’s message is The Gospel Demands Radical Sacrifice (you can find last week’s message here). This sermon series is one of the most sobering and deeply challenging that I’ve ever listened […]
Yes, I’m going to do it. Starting today I am going to post a series of sermons so weighty and so sobering that I dare say they rival any other sermon ever presented on DefCon in the area of depth of conviction. If you don’t believe me, I dare you to listen to today’s message […]
We are giving in to the dangerous temptation to take the Jesus of the Bible and twist him into a version of Jesus we are more comfortable with. A nice, middle-class, American Jesus. A Jesus who doesn’t mind materialism and who would never call us to give away everything we have. A Jesus who would […]
I consider the subject of economics to be as fascinating as watching paint dry or watching a round of golf, but recently I’ve taken notice of an economic storm brewing on the horizon of our nation that is getting very little attention and very few seem to be talking about, even though it will affect […]
As a follow-up to What did C.S. Lewis really believe? I offer this video from Todd Friel of Wretched Radio.
Everywhere there is apathy. Nobody cares whether that which is preached is true or false. A sermon is a sermon whatever the subject; only, the shorter the better. – Charles H. Spurgeon 1834 – 1892
The Bible records in Acts 17:11 that the Apostle Paul commended the Bereans for comparing what he taught and said to Scripture. Rather than taking offense at what others might consider to be “criticism,” Paul encouraged them to compare everything he was teaching to the Word of God. He did not regard those who sincerely […]
The world does not object to your being a Christian for a time, if she can but tempt you to cease your pilgrimage and settle down to buy and sell with her in Vanity Fair. The flesh will seek to ensnare you, and to prevent your pressing on to glory. “It is weary work being […]
To pretend to trust Christ to save you from sin while you are still determined to continue in it is making a mockery of Christ. – C. H. Spurgeon 1834 – 1892
The ladder is long enough to reach from Jacob prostrate on the earth to Jehovah reigning in heaven. To bring another ladder would be to suppose that He failed to bridge the distance, which would grievously dishonor Him. If to add to His words is to draw a curse upon ourselves, what must it be […]
In response to Chuck Smith’s worldly and utterly unbiblical counsel to Nikki, I offer this video of baby Elliot who (according to doctors) wasn’t supposed to make it to birth. I pray that this video finds its way to Nikki before it’s too late. First posted on DefCon on July 7, 2008
Chuck Smith’s advice: God will be with you while you kill your child and He won’t condemn you for it. Voddie Baucham’s reaction to this ungodly counsel (from Facebook): I must admit that this one made me ANGRY! I’m on the road preaching at a pro-life banquet and someone sent me this YouTube video of […]
To come to Jesus with a price in our hand would be insufferable pride, even if we had any price that we could bring. What does He need from us? What could we bring if He did need it? Would He sell the priceless blessings of His redemption? That which He wrought out in His […]
Peruse the Christian marketplace, and you will find a plethora of books, songs, and paintings that depict God as a loving Father. And He is that. . . . Yes, God is a loving Father, but He is also a wrathful Judge. In His wrath He hates sin. . . . And in some sense, […]
If a commission by an earthly king is considered an honor, how can a commission by a Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice? – David Livingstone 1813 – 1873
We look back on slave-owning churchgoers of 150 years ago and ask, “How could they have treated their fellow human beings that way?” I wonder if followers of Christ 150 years from now will look back at Christians in America today and ask, “How could they live in such big houses? How could they drive […]