To Speak As I Ought To Speak

To Speak As I Ought To Speak

There is a right method of gospel declaration and there is an incorrect method. I think that it is easy to assume that since so few will even mention the gospel that we should be grateful for any methods that are employed in sharing it...

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Resolved, To Live With All My Might

Resolved, To Live With All My Might

The last few years I have drawn encouragement and inspiration from Jonathan Edwards' famous resolutions and advice to young converts. In case you aren't familiar with Edwards he is one of the greatest intellectuals in American history and many believe he is the greatest theologian produced in America...

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The Eternally Minded Family of Mr. Judson

The Eternally Minded Family of Mr. Judson

There are many things about Adoniram Judson that I find inspiring and I’m sure many of those things will become more inspiring as I grow older, but what has struck me most about him at this point in my life was his simple resolve before he set sail for India...

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The Crushing of Christ by Paul Washer

This was another message that was incredibly important in shaping my view of the gospel as I was compiling preaching clips for For Today's record in early 2012. I can remember waking up the next day and feeling a burden and weight on my chest to preach the gospel and even more to pray that I would steward it wisely.

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The God Who Devastates by Art Katz

The sermon that woke me up from a spiritual sleep in early 2012. I was gathering preaching clips for For Today's Immortal record and when I came upon this I sat at our dining room table and wept. This began my love for the book of Job and my appreciation for God's sovereignty. I don't have words to express my gratitude to Art Katz, I never met him, but my life has never been the same since coming upon his sermons and his books. God has to this day used this voice and this demeanor to be one assistant to help keep my heart tender to the voice of God.

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An Introduction to Islam

An Introduction to Islam

There are peaceful Sunnis and peaceful Shias as well as violent Sunnis and violent Shias. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the new caliph of the Islamic State is Sunni whereas the Iranians also calling for Israel and the West's destruction is 90%-95% Shia. It is simply not accurate to say one sect is violent while the other one is not. The Quran teaches that Mohammed's example is to be imitated, therefore they cannot escape violence lest they ignore his example...

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Why I love Muslims and not Islam

Why I love Muslims and not Islam

As I feel the burden to comment increasingly on Islam I also feel an equal burden to differentiate between Islam the religion and Muslims who are born into an Islamic context. A majority of Muslims that I have personally interacted with are sweet, friendly, and opposed to violence in the name of Allah, and for this I rejoice. I genuinely love Muslim people...

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Leviathan: A Hint Into God's Sovereign Control over Satan and Evil

Leviathan: A Hint Into God's Sovereign Control over Satan and Evil

My interest was first peaked in the book of Job early in 2012. I don’t see anything potentially more challenging to our contemporary Christianity than this book. It is at odds with all that is hellish and any remnant of hellishness in us will perhaps be revealed in the exposition of this book. It is considered by most scholars to be the earliest of the Old Testament books and my two cents would be that if we can stomach what the book of Job contains then we are on a good foundation to take in the rest of the Bible...

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"Eat my flesh and drink my blood" Communion and The Day Of The Lord

"Eat my flesh and drink my blood" Communion and The Day Of The Lord

There is a day coming in which final justice will burst forth into the earth. The pictures that we are given of this last day are astonishing; they are vivid, some are violent, they are terrible and they are great. There is this theme of judgment throughout the Bible; in fact, judgment is the backdrop upon which the gospel is drawn...

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"You Always Resist the Holy Spirit"

"You Always Resist the Holy Spirit"

In Acts chapter 7 we read of the church’s first martyr, Stephen. It is a stunning account of his brief trial and execution in which he testifies against those unbelieving souls in Jerusalem who “betrayed and murdered” the Righteous One...

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"God is Patient Towards You"

"God is Patient Towards You"

I’ve heard many times when expressing my trust in the definite nature of the atonement that God is “not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.” I believe that God through Christ purchased the salvation of those who believe. Even more I believe that this atonement includes the faith and repentance by which they are saved (2 Tim 2:25; Romans 8:30; 12:3)...

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