Systematic theology: Drew Goodmanson & Timothy Keller on Expository Sermons

ON EXPOSITORY PREACHING Drew Goodmanson stated: “Expository Sermons: An expository sermon is following a book of the Bible, passage-by-passage to allow the text to determine the point. (eg. Galatians 1:1-4). Most conservative churches would argue that expository preaching is the only way to preach. Reformed churches stress lectio continua (preaching through whole books of the…

Systematic Theology: Moving Beyond The Milk

Moving Beyond The Milk Hebrews 6:1-3 “Therefore LEAVING [in the sense of not being stuck in one place but moving onto something else, building upon the former] the PRINCIPLES [the basics, the beginning, the first things] of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto PERFECTION [maturity; the things befitting growth in light of…

Politics: The Civil Should Reflect the Spiritual

The Civil Should Reflect the Spiritual God’s authority is manifested via (1) The Spiritual/Ecclesiological realm and (2) The Civil/Secular Governmental realm. Satan seeks to deceive and destroy via both; thus, Christian’s should seek to inform and edify via both. Our politics should reflect our spiritual state and doctrinal beliefs. We should be able to point…

Divine Love: The “Harsh” Reality

THE “HARSH” REALITY GOD’S LOVE IS FOUND ONLY IN JESUS CHRIST Romans 8:38-39 “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God,…

John Owens On The Love Of Christ

John Owens On The Love Of Christ “How many millions of sins in every one of the elect, every one of which is enough to condemn them all, hath this love overcome! What mountains of unbelief doth it remove! Look upon the conduct of any one saint, consider the frame of his heart, see the…

Hermeneutics/Exegesis: Our Opinions Do Not Matter

OUR OPINIONS DO NOT MATTER… …when it comes to biblical issues. Rarely are doctrinal disputes adequately addressed by mere assertions; everything should be backed by Scripture (accurately and contextually quoted) even if it’s just with one verse, to start. I’m not saying you always have to be right (I know I’m not) but what I…

TRUTH: PONDER DEEPLY…

PONDER DEEPLY HOW BETTER OFF WE WOULD BE IF WE COULD SPEAK THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH, WITHOUT POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, AND WITHOUT EXCESS TRIGGERING AND HURT FEELINGS THEN PONDER DEEPLY HOW BETTER OFF WE WOULD BE IF WE COULD TAKE THE NECESSARY ACTION, REAL, CONCRETE ACTION, WITHOUT UNINFORMED OPPOSITION, WITHOUT SELF-INTERESTED INTERFERENCE, AND WITHOUT SLANDER…