Tag Archive | Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit and Reformed Theology

Some books are a chore to read – because of content and/or style and/or the author’s competence as an author. Some books are a joy to read – the content is excellent, the style is engaging and the book is well written and organized. This book is such a book – joy unspeakable! Yet about […]

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 […]

Strange Fire

Strange Fire by John MacArthur   a review One area many – dare I say most – current day evangelicals have gone astray from orthodox Christianity is the topic of MacArthur’s latest book. From Southern Baptists to contemporary “Christian” radio, slogans and anecdotes fill space and airways with the message that it’s normal to hear […]

“Homeschooling From a Biblical Worldview” with Israel Wayne

On August 25, 2013, I had the privilege to interview noted homeschool speaker and author, Israel Wayne. He is an outspoken proponent for the homeschool movement and teaches Christians that home education should be considered an extension of our God given parental duties. Mr. Wayne also states that homeschooling should not be done so that […]

Are You Resisting Sanctification?

I have been noticing a pattern of sin in my life that I know has always been there, but I never really recognized it for what it was. When God redeemed and made me a new creation almost 13 years ago, He gave me a new nature. As part of that nature, God made me […]

A New Direction

Having been the head administrator for the last several months, I have been blessed to work with some truly wonderful brethren and to interact with a great many of our readers personally. Having been here for nearly two years, I believe that many of the articles we have written have truly been beneficial and God […]

Do You Follow a Celebrity Pastor?

In most cases, when you hear the phrase “celebrity pastor,” you tend to think of individuals like Rick Warren, Joel Osteen, Steven Furtick or Ed Young, Jr. In each one of these cases, if you are one who believes that preachers should actually preach the Word of God, you probably get a very bad taste […]

Free cult flyer and gospel tract download.

Back in 2008, I made a cult flyer/gospel tract combo available to the readers of this blog to download for free. Since then, this flyer/tract combo has undergone refinement and is now in its fifth printing. This flyer/tract combo was drafted as a way to inform the public about the truths of the Jehovah’s Witnesses […]

Sermon of the week: “The Great White Throne Judgment” by Steve Lawson

Wow. Your sermon of the week, The Great White Throne Judgment by Steve Lawson, is a riveting reminder of what’s to come for the unrepentant, and why it’s so imperative that we never tire of sharing the gospel with the unsaved, because it will be an incredibly terrifying thing to fall into the hands of […]

Sermon of the week: “Closet Calvinists – Why Arminians Pre-Suppose the Doctrines of Grace” by Phil Johnson.

Are Arminians really closet Calvinists? Find out in your sermon of the week is Closet Calvinists – Why Arminians Pre-Suppose the Doctrines of Grace by Phil Johnson. HT: Desert Pastor

Sermon of the week: “Thou Shalt Not Covet” by Phil Johnson.

Your sermon of the week is Thou Shalt Not Covet by Phil Johnson. This is the next installment of Johnson’s series on the Ten Commandments that is being featured on DefCon every other week as your Sermon of the Week (on Thursdays).

Sermon of the week: “Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness” by Phil Johnson.

Your sermon of the week is Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness by Phil Johnson. This is the next installment of Johnson’s series on the Ten Commandments that is being featured on DefCon every other week as your Sermon of the Week (on Thursdays).

Sermon of the week: “Thou Shalt Not Steal” by Phil Johnson.

Your sermon of the week is Thou Shalt Not Steal by Phil Johnson. This is the next installment of Johnson’s series on the Ten Commandments that is being featured on DefCon every other week as your Sermon of the Week (on Thursdays).

Sermon of the week: “Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery” by Phil Johnson.

Your sermon of the week is Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery by Phil Johnson. This is the next installment of Johnson’s series on the Ten Commandments that is being featured on DefCon every other week as your Sermon of the Week (on Thursdays).

Sermon of the week: “Thou Shalt Not Kill” by Phil Johnson.

Your sermon of the week is Thou Shalt Not Kill by Phil Johnson. This is the next installment of Johnson’s series on the Ten Commandments that is being featured on DefCon every other week as your Sermon of the Week (on Thursdays).

Sermon of the week: “The Deity of Christ – An Examination of the Verses the Cults Use” by Charlie Campbell.

Your sermon of the week is one that defenders of the faith are going to love. The Deity of Christ – An Examination of the Verses the Cults Use by Charlie Campbell examines the eight most commonly used verses that Jehovah’s Witnesses employ to attack Christ’s deity. Campbell does a fantastic job of presenting the […]

Sermon of the week: “Honoring Authority” by Phil Johnson.

Your sermon of the week is Honoring Authority. This is part six of a fantastic series on The Ten Commandments by Phil Johnson. Look for the next installment in two weeks.

Sermon of the week: “Remember the Sabbath” by Phil Johnson.

Your sermon of the week is Remember the Sabbath. This is part five of a fantastic series on The Ten Commandments by Phil Johnson. Look for the next installment in two weeks.

Sermon of the week: “What’s In A Name?” by Phil Johnson.

Your sermon of the week is a wonderfully convicting message by Phil Johnson entitled What’s In A Name? I say “wonderfully convicting” because it really opened my eyes to what it means to “take the Lord’s name in vain” and challenged me to be even more vigilant to keep His name holy and unprofaned. Warning: […]

Sermon of the week: “A Jealous God” by Phil Johnson.

Your sermon of the week is A Jealous God by Phil Johnson. This is the next installment of Johnson’s series on the Ten Commandments that are being featured on DefCon every other week as your Sermon of the Week (on Thursdays).

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We must mourn more for the sin of a child than for the sickness of a child . . . more for fear they died in sin, than because they died. – William Jenkyn 1613 – 1685

Sermon of the week: “No Graven Images” by Phil Johnson.

Your sermon of the week is No Graven Images by Phil Johnson. This is the next installment of Johnson’s series on the Ten Commandments that will be featured on DefCon every other week as your Sermon of the Week (on Thursdays).

Sermon of the week: “No Other Gods” by Phil Johnson.

Your sermon of the week is No Other Gods by Phil Johnson. This is part one (minus two preludes found here and here) of Johnson’s series on the Ten Commandments that will be featured on DefCon every other week as your Sermon of the Week (on Thursdays). This is a great series that you won’t […]

Sermon of the week: “The Breadth of God’s Moral Law” by Phil Johnson.

Your sermon of the week is The Breadth of God’s Moral Law by Phil Johnson. This is the second installment on Johnson’s series on the Ten Commandments that will be featured every other week as your Sermon of the Week (on Thursdays). This sermon (like the first one in this series) is a prelude to […]

Sermon of the week: “The Preeminence of God’s Moral Law” by Phil Johnson.

DefCon begins our 2011 weekly sermons with a new series by Phil Johnson on the subject of the Ten Commandments. We begin with one of two preludes to the Ten Commandments entitled The Preeminence of God’s Moral Law. We will continue with this series every other week.

What if social media were around when Christ was born?

Other than the error of placing the Magi at Christ’s birth, this is a rather intriguing video (and tastefully done). Those familiar with how Facebook works will enjoy this even more. HT: Kingdom Bard

Sermon of the week: “The Socinians” by Phil Johnson.

We conclude our five-part series by Phil Johnson entitled A Survey of Heresies with The Socinians. If you’ve missed any of our past installments from this series, you can download the entire series here.

Sermon of the week: “The Pelagians” by Phil Johnson.

We continue our series A Survey of Heresies by Phil Johnson. In this series Johnson has examined the major heresies that have plagued Christianity throughout the years. This installment is The Pelagians. Our final installment comes in two weeks.

Sermon of the week: “The Arians” by Phil Johnson.

We continue our series of the five major heresies that the Church has had to deal with–and still does–since the first century. This week Phil Johnson delivers a two-part message on The Arians from his series, A Survey of Heresies: The Arians (Part 1) The Arians (Part 2) Johnson does a fantastic job explaining the […]

Sermon of the week: “The Gnostics” by Phil Johnson.

Your sermon of the week is the second installment of Phil Johnson’s series, A Survey of Heresies. These are the five major heresies that have plagued the Church and that are still around today. Two weeks ago Phil Johnson taught on the heresy of the Judiazers (found here), and this week his message is on […]