A Minister’s Burden What contradictions meet In ministers’ employ! It is a bitter sweet, A sorrow full of joy: No other post affords a place For equal honor or disgrace. Who can describe the pain Which faithful preachers feel, Constrained to speak in vain, To hearts as hard as steel? Or who can tell … Continue reading John Newton on Pastoral Ministry
Charles Spurgeon writes, "The doctrine of the covenant lies at the root of all true theology. It has been said that he who well understands the distinction between the covenant of works and the covenant of grace, is a master of divinity. I am persuaded that most of the mistakes which men make concerning the … Continue reading How Important is Covenant Theology?
The close of a sermon preached by Richard Fuller entitled A Precious Savior: Precious Jesus! who dwelling in ineffable glory didst for me stoop to take my nature in its meanest and most mournful conditions. Precious Jesus! who for me didst welcome a life of poverty and shame, becoming a homeless, houseless man, with men's faces hidden … Continue reading A Precious Savior
This interview was originally published in the Founders Journal (Issue 16, Spring 1994). For more from Founders Ministries visit: founders.org Question: Dr. Packer, you have done a great deal of writing and speaking on the subject of the need for a new reformation, a new awareness of the sovereignty and grace of God in our day. … Continue reading An Interview with Dr. J. I. Packer
I am excited to share that Dr. Tom Nettles will be in Cape Coral, Florida next month teaching a seminar on Baptist Theology. Register below:
In his Politics According to the Bible, Wayne Grudem distills what a key biblical text teaches about government: God has appointed the authorities who have governmental power (vv. 1-2). This idea is also supported by Jesus' statement to Pilate, "You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above" (John … Continue reading What Is The President’s Job?
This word from John Dagg reminded me of how sweet it is to feed on the Word of God as it is preached week in and week out. It is not enough to receive the spiritual food, but it ought to be inwardly digested. The truth which is heard on the sabbath, ought to be … Continue reading Feeding on the Word
I fear the current consensus on friendship, community, belonging, or relational satisfaction is quite skewed. This skewed understanding too often results in a premature departure from one community to another in order to seek out a sense of connectedness. To a generation that has been marketed with products perfectly crafted to meet the needs of … Continue reading Toward True Community
James Madison Pendleton (1811-1891) was an American Baptist theologian who defined sanctification as--to make holy morally. Sanctification is not optional in the Christian life, but is a work that God executes upon all of his children. We all certainly would like to think that we are being sanctified through and through, but how can we … Continue reading Are You Being Sanctified?
Everybody has some kind of faith these days. We often hear about having faith in ourselves or having faith that things will get better. But do we have the right kind of faith? Christian faith is much more specific than the faith we regularly hear about. Here is food for thought about Christian faith from … Continue reading Got Faith?