Do we want to guarantee that our children will run in the opposite direction of our most cherished biblical convictions? All we have to do is sterilize our churches.
"Sooner might fire be without heat, and a solid body be without weight, than a true faith of the gospel be without evangelical holiness."
In Christ, there is the fullness of a fountain, which proceeds from himself and depends on no one else.
How important is it for preachers to pay attention to cultural trends and popular media?
Must we teach our teens to be responsible, to cherish their purity, and to save the gift of sexual intimacy for marriage? Yes, without question. But so many of our
efforts amount to condemning present affections without that expulsive power of a new one.
This is the meaning of existence, if you will accept it and enter in.
What are the non-negotiables for sermon preparation?
At each new beginning, the centrality of God's authoritative and creative word is reaffirmed and reemphasized. Because our salvation is not born of human will or merit but the powerful word of God, which dissolves darkness into light and raises the dead to life.
Jonathan Edwards saw God's grace as a tide of goodness.
Let us therefore be incited, when we hear of such a fullness, not to take the grace of God in vain, but strive to participate in it . . .
If salvation is to be had at all it must be of divine origin.
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An interview with Jackie Hill Perry, whose new book Gay Girl, Good God releases today from B&H.
We are pleased to share the video from all the messsages at our FTC Columbus event held last week at The Southern Baptist Convention.
The apostle having established the doctrine of justification, and answered the objections commonly urged against it, now asserts his triumphant conclusion . . .
"This is not a thing to take lightly."
Watch all 6 sermons from FTC18.
"Do you know that if at birth I had been able to make one petition, it would have been that I was born blind?" said the poet.
It will seldom be popular to resist false teachers in the church because they are almost always perceived as bringing a blessing and speaking with winsome words. They are gentlemen.
Some examples of writing that worships.
A guide to the best barbeque, food, coffee, and things to do in Kansas City while you're here for FTC.
Being Christian exiles in American culture does not end our influence; it takes the swagger out of it.
A punchy little Christmas poem.
Enroll in Midwestern Seminary's TGC Conference course "The Pastor and The Gospel" today.
FTC.co asks Don Whitney, "What should the average Christian's devotional time look like?"
How is the gospel connected to the daily effort in the spiritual disciplines?
How do I prevent praying the Scriptures from feeling formulaic?
What does it mean to "pray the Bible," and why is it important?
What advice would you give a young couple struggling with family worship?
How do you encourage a young family struggling with family devotions?
What difficult thing in your life has taught you the most?
Don't miss this year's For The Church Conference (Sep. 26-27), featuring Jason Allen, Darrin Patrick, Jared Wilson, and more, hosted by Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri.
When I was a young man, I heard D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones comment that he would not go across the street to hear himself preach.
Therefore, the demand of Jesus stands, and there is sufficient reason to obey it with joy and courage. Don't be anxious about the ordinary needs of life, and don't fear the threats of man.
We cannot afford to be perfunctory about doctrine.
John Piper comments on a later insertion to the Apostles' Creed.
What can the life and ministry of Dietrich Bonhoeffer teach the American church today?
In the middle of winter, Boston was low on fuel and a man came to the governor complaining that a "needy person" was stealing from his woodpile . . .
A Christmas poem by C.S. Lewis.
The facts demonstrate that Christian people who believe and embrace these kinds of theories are in the same boat as atheists, agnostics, and evolutionists. They have thrown God out of the picture as one who has lost control of his world.
What are some vital components to training young men for ministry?
Our goal is not to grow churches, but to make disciples.
"But when the believer discovers this pearl of great price itself, then his soul cleaves to it with joy.”
Every sacred truth that reveals something of the glory of Christ to our souls, is a pearl or precious stone which enriches us.
Christianity recognizes our problem as a matter of character, of human nature.
You can't just decide to change your heart, Thomas Chalmers says.
Oh, how eminently is Jesus thus glorified in His saints!
Believing prayer is prevailing, successful prayer.
Instead of obsessing about changing the world, what if we just gave ourselves to living in glad obedience to Jesus in the trenches of an ordinary life?
The new release from Jason K. Allen is a guide to living as a Christian every day.