The Grounds of Our Justification - R.C. Sproul
The pressing question of justification is how can an unjust person ever be justified in the presence of a righteous and holy God?
A Message for Vanderbilt’s Leadership – Byron Yawn
This demonstration of white collar persecution has succeeded in lighting a fire under their faith. Essentially, you have brought the gospel to life for them. You have turned these students into fervent prayers for Vanderbilt, interceding for the students there and for the gospel. You have provoked them into becoming fervent evangelists. They know now first hand that they are surrounded by people who are alienated from God. The fact that Christian groups are no longer allowed to meet on campus provides incontrovertible evidence that their campus leaders are hostile towards Christ and His church.
Revival: Ways and Means – Timothy Kellar
I think we can carefully talk about some factors that, when present, often become associated with revival by God’s blessing.
- Extraordinary Prayer
- Recovery of the Grace-Gospel
- Renewed Individuals
- Use of the Gospel on the Heart in Counseling
- Ordinary and Creative Means of Grace
The Genuine Article – John MacArthur
What is repentance? The literal Greek word, metanoia, has to do with changing your mind. But authentic repentance is much more than merely changing your opinion, your thought process, or your mood. It’s a complete spiritual about-face. And if it’s genuine, it will always result in a change of behavior, too.
And while true repentance is the flash point for saving faith, and a source of powerful, lasting assurance of that faith, it’s a widely misunderstood doctrine. Many believers only have a vague notion of what it means to repent, and they’re unfamiliar with what it looks like in the pages of Scripture.
Evangelism and Motherhood: 10 Lessons Learned Along the Way – Melissa Kruger
In the midst of bottles, diapers, and sleepless nights it’s easy to understand why motherhood is a season when we’re apt to miss the harvest that surrounds us. Often we’re like the workers Jesus spoke about in John 4:35, believing the harvest is months away when, in reality, the fields are ripe before us.
Digital Bibles Pop Up in More Pews and Pulpits – USA Today
Not too long ago, the sight of someone using an electronic device during a worship service might lead an observer to assume that person was not fully engaged. But not anymore. Reading the Bible used to mean reading a book, but increasingly, people are getting the Word on smartphones, iPads and other electronic devices.
[Video] Christianity and Islam: Salvation – Michael Horton