Authority of The Word in Worship @AlbertMohler

“The norm of our worship must be the Word of God, the Word that He Himself has spoken. As we turn to this Word, we see a pattern of acceptable worship, a pattern that is repeated throughout the fabric of Scripture from beginning to end. Scripture is, as the Reformers confessed, norma ormans non normata, “the norm of norms which cannot be normed.” That is what we mean when we say “sola scriptura”— that Scripture is the norm of our worship. There is nothing external to Scripture that can “norm” or correct it.”

– Albert Mohler, He Is Not Silent: Preaching in a Post Modern World

The Role of the Word in Church According to @CharlesSpurgeon

Refusing to resort to worldly entertainment in order to attract a crowd or to employ gospel gimmicks to induce a spurious response, Spurgeon relied on God’s Word for the success of his ministry. He affirmed: “I would rather speak five words out of this book than 50,000 words of the philosophers. If we want revivals, we must revive our reverence for the Word of God. If we want conversions, we must put more of God’s Word into our sermons.” His gospel preaching was grounded in his commitment to biblical truth.

-Steven Lawson, The Gospel Focus of Charles Spurgeon

God is the author of Scripture @CharlesSpurgeon

With certainty, Spurgeon concluded that each word of the Bible is from God Himself: “The words are God’s words, the words of the Eternal, the Invisible, the Almighty, the Jehovah of this earth. This Bible is God’s Bible, and when I see it, I seem to hear a voice springing up from it, saying, ‘I am the Book of God; man, read me. I am God’s writing; open my leaf, for I was penned by God; read it, for He is my Author.’”

-Steven Lawson, The Gospel Focus of Charles Spurgeon

Expositional Preaching @9MarksOnline @MarkDever

Expositional preaching is preaching in service to the Word. It presumes a belief in the authority of Scripture—that the Bible is actually God’s Word; but it is something much more than that. A commit ment to expositional preaching is a commitment to hear God’s Word—not just to affirm that it is God’s Word but to actually submit yourself to it.

– Mark Dever, 9 Marks of a Healthy Church

Wise Advice For Christians & The Church

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Paul gives some wise advice to the church in Ephesus from his experiences in ministry as he is saying his last goodbye before heading to Jerusalem that all believers can profit from. Read the Scripture below and see how you are imitating Paul’s example in ministry to the Ephesians. Paul Speaks to the Ephesian Elders Now from Miletus he sent … Read moreWise Advice For Christians & The Church

How connected to God are you as a Christian?

In my devotional this morning I was inspired by the content that Oswald Chambers put forth. He addresses an issue that is not discussed as much as it should be in the Christian world today. Chambers addressed the topic of how to get more connected with God. I paraphrased a few of my thoughts while reading … Read moreHow connected to God are you as a Christian?

How are you sharing the Gospel with those who need to receive it?

2 John 1:7-13 ESV (Bold Added) [7] For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist. [8] Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win … Read moreHow are you sharing the Gospel with those who need to receive it?

Book Review : The Gospel & Personal Evangelism @9MarksOnline

  Why don’t we evangelize? What is the gospel? Who should evangelize? What is evangelism? Why should we evangelize? Mark Dever’s book, The Gospel And Personal Evangelism, seeks to answer all of these basic questions about evangelism for the common Christian. In today’s Christian culture, evangelism has fallen by the wayside in terms of priority … Read moreBook Review : The Gospel & Personal Evangelism @9MarksOnline

Why is Hatred Such a Serious Sin?

This week in one of the church’s Bible studies we were asked the question “Why is hatred so serious a sin?” And as I started to think through the answer of this I was brought to many different verses and ideas on why hate is such a serious issue in the believers life. I have … Read moreWhy is Hatred Such a Serious Sin?

Regeneration; a Word study

I was recently in a Bible study where the question below came up and I found that there is some confusion on the subject. So I decided to do a little research and found myself immersed in good stuff that I thought I would share. “What is regeneration?” With regeneration being a common theme in … Read moreRegeneration; a Word study