Favor: Finding Life at the Center of God’s Affection

Greg Gilbert, Favor: Finding Life at the Center of God’s Affection Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2017, 172 pp. $9.47 The prosperity gospel has been an influential force within the ranks of evangelicalism for some time. This God-dishonoring approach to the Christian life misinterprets Scripture and misrepresents the gospel. Tragically, many people are led astray by theContinue reading “Favor: Finding Life at the Center of God’s Affection”

THE MANNER IN WHICH THE SALVATION OF THE SOUL IS TO BE SOUGHT – Jonathan Edwards (1740)

Jonathan Edwards presents his doctrine at the front end of the sermon: We should be willing to engage in and go through undertakings, in order to our own salvation. Noah, in this case is the exemplar.  As Noah obeyed when God commanded him to build the ark, so we too, should go through “great undertakings, inContinue reading “THE MANNER IN WHICH THE SALVATION OF THE SOUL IS TO BE SOUGHT – Jonathan Edwards (1740)”

PARDON FOR THE GREATEST SINNERS – Jonathan Edwards

It is unclear when the sermon under consideration was preached by Jonathan Edwards.  The best records seem to indicate that the Puritan divine preached this magnificent sermon before 1733, when Edwards was still in his 20’s.  The full title is Great Guilt No Obstacle to the Pardon of the Returning Sinner.  The subject was as relevantContinue reading “PARDON FOR THE GREATEST SINNERS – Jonathan Edwards”

CAN I BE SURE I’M SAVED? – R.C. Sproul (2010)

One of the most pressing and urgent questions that pastors receive is the title of R.C. Sproul’s book, “Can I Be Sure I’m Saved?” – No. 7 in his Crucial Questions Series.   But Sproul is quick to reassure readers that we can in fact know that we are in a state of grace.  Not onlyContinue reading “CAN I BE SURE I’M SAVED? – R.C. Sproul (2010)”

JESUS: THE ONLY WAY TO GOD – John Piper (2010)

For several years, we have been drowning in a sea of relativism.  This is certainly no secret to anyone who has strolled the postmodern beach that is littered with tolerance trash and the rubbish of situational ethics.  What comes as a shock is that this relativism is slowly creeping into the church.  Like an unnoticedContinue reading “JESUS: THE ONLY WAY TO GOD – John Piper (2010)”