LIVING BY REVEALED TRUTH: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon – Tom Nettles (2013) Part 5

Chapter 5 : Theological Method and Content The author places the spot light on the most prominent feature of Spurgeon’s ministry, namely, the proclamation of the gospel. While Spurgeon attracted thousands of admirers over the course of his ministry, he was also plagued with critics and naysayers. Nettles notes, “Spurgeon quickly learned that a preacherContinue reading “LIVING BY REVEALED TRUTH: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon – Tom Nettles (2013) Part 5”

LIVING BY REVEALED TRUTH: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon – Tom Nettles (2013) Part 4

Chapter 3: The Metropolitan Tabernacle The construction of the Metropolitan Tabernacle was a watershed moment in Spurgeon’s ministry.  Nettles remarks, “He believed that the completion of the Tabernacle signaled an advance for the gospel in the whole city.”  Spurgeon’s new pulpit became the sounding board for the doctrines of grace which began in London butContinue reading “LIVING BY REVEALED TRUTH: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon – Tom Nettles (2013) Part 4”

LIVING BY REVEALED TRUTH: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon – Tom Nettles (2013) Part 3

Chapter 2: Made for Gospel Ministry Dr. Nettles continues to guide readers on a fascinating account of Spurgeon’s ministry by beginning with his first sermon and first pastorate.  Spurgeon himself admitted, “I felt my own inability to preach.”  Yet the rookie preacher acknowledged from the beginning that God had his number.  Spurgeon affirmed the irresistibleContinue reading “LIVING BY REVEALED TRUTH: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon – Tom Nettles (2013) Part 3”

LIVING BY REVEALED TRUTH: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon – Tom Nettles (2013) Part 2

Chapter 1: Birth to New Birth Living By Revealed Truth Begins where any biography ought to begin – at the beginning.  Spurgeon was born on June 19, 1834 and was influenced at an early age by dead writers: “The old writers, who are, by far, the most sensible – for you will notice that theContinue reading “LIVING BY REVEALED TRUTH: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon – Tom Nettles (2013) Part 2”

LIVING BY REVEALED TRUTH: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon – Tom Nettles (2013) Part 1

Living by Revealed Truth: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon by Tom Nettles is a magnum opus if I ever saw one.  The subtitle nicely summarizes the path that is set before readers as they study the rich biography of the Prince of Preachers and gain insight into the theological landscape that dominatedContinue reading “LIVING BY REVEALED TRUTH: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon – Tom Nettles (2013) Part 1”

DOCTRINE MATTERS – John Piper (2013)

Over 18 months ago, I accepted the call to serve as the new Senior pastor at Christ Fellowship in Everson, Washington. Early on, I established the benchmarks of what I consider to be ministry that honors God and edifies the people of God.  It is interesting to note that most of these benchmarks emerge inContinue reading “DOCTRINE MATTERS – John Piper (2013)”

SAVING EUTYCHUS – Gary Millar and Phil Campbell (2013)

I have a confession to make: I love books about preaching.  There’s something exhilarating about reading about God’ spoken word.  Indeed, every preacher is called to “preach the gospel … not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power” (1 Cor. 1:17).  Saving Eutychus: How To Preach God’sContinue reading “SAVING EUTYCHUS – Gary Millar and Phil Campbell (2013)”

PREACH [Theology Meets Practice] – Mark Dever and Greg Gilbert (2012)

Mark Dever and Greg Gilbert love the church of Jesus Christ.  Whenever one of their books is released, it becomes immediately clear that a love for Christ’s church and the gospel are at the very core of each man.  For example, I give a copy of Greg Gilbert’s excellent work, What is the Gospel? to eachContinue reading “PREACH [Theology Meets Practice] – Mark Dever and Greg Gilbert (2012)”

THE KIND OF PREACHING GOD BLESSES – Steven J. Lawson (2013)

There is a crisis in the church, a crisis of preaching that is both expository and biblical.  Dr. Steven Lawson identifies this crisis in his newest book, The Kind of Preaching God Blesses.  And while Lawson takes time to uncover the preaching crisis, the lion’s share of the book is a measured antidote; an antidote thatContinue reading “THE KIND OF PREACHING GOD BLESSES – Steven J. Lawson (2013)”

THE HEROIC BOLDNESS OF MARTIN LUTHER – Steven J. Lawson (2013)

Dr. Steven Lawson has done it again.  The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther  is the fifth installment of the excellent series, edited by Dr. Lawson,  A Long Line of Godly Men.  The series reaches back into the halls of church history and unearths the great heroes of the Christian faith, men who have faithfully served GodContinue reading “THE HEROIC BOLDNESS OF MARTIN LUTHER – Steven J. Lawson (2013)”