John Newton lived 82 years and preached and had an active ministry until beset by fading health in the last two years of his life. Even then, Newton never ceased Continue Reading
You can listen to my teaching, “The Love of God” in the player below. This was presented at Berean Baptist Church, Sunday April 4, 2010. If the player is not Continue Reading
You can listen to my teaching, “The Patience of God” in the player below. This was presented at Berean Baptist Church, Sunday March 28, 2010. If the player is not Continue Reading
As the title depicts, I do not intend to tell you I’m sorry for practicing what is commonly called presuppositional apologetics. I am going to instead try to provide a working definition of this term, an explanation of its use and prove as well that all men actually employ a form of it. This has been done by several others better than I, but in my effort to write prolifically, I’ve found that most topics have already been written about! Thus, I’m destined to repeat subject matter.
Last night I had the kids at AWANA read Psalms 126. 6 verses divided among 6 of the kids with the rest listening and reading along. Then I made a big deal about the fact that they had just read a WHOLE chapter of the Bible.
Many people do not understand God’s institution of a local church. I’m not sure I do either. It’s one of those things that when I hear something that’s right, I can “Amen” it, or easily assent to it in my mind, but if I had to explain it or teach it I’d feel ill-prepared. That’s one of the reasons I’m very excited that the next Sunday school series we’re having at my church, Berean Baptist Church, is about the local church.
But what is the gospel, truly? If it is to be translated as “good news,” isn’t there to be some relation to a provision for the man hearing it for it to be good news? I mean, to approach another and tell them you have good news, and then relate your car insurance savings…well, it’s clear that’s not necessarily good news to the hearer! Of course the good news must be good to the hearer as well, in some cases whether he knows/believes it or not.