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Jay Adams: Ezra was a skilled scribe.  His task, at least in part, was much like that of a preacher. How did he get that way? What was the source of such skill? Here is the answer: Ezra had determined in his heart to Study the law of the Lord, Obey it, And teach its […]

October 02

Grace Unplugged…Plugged.

It seems like everyone is pretty excited about the release of the new film, Grace Unplugged. I have no doubt this film will be incredibly popular. From the Grace Unplugged facebook page: Grace Trey aspires to more than just singing at church. When she begins tasting the stardom she’s always dreamed of, will it lead […]

July 15

Missionaries Gone Wild

They made a serious mistake in coming with their intended purpose. The hubris and their unChristian intentions were quickly seen. They lasted less than ten minutes before being asked to leave, and went away with their tails between their legs. I have been contacted by not a few who, out of concern, desire to know […]

The Lost Authority of the Pulpit

Theodore Wedel: Is the authority of the pulpit under a cloud in contemporary church life in America? Statistics are not available, and armchair indictments ought to be suspect. Yet evidence is not lacking that the Sunday sermon, still an institutionalized marvel of loyalty to tradition in our common life, occupies a place of less importance, […]

Hypocrites! Get Out of the Church!

I would say to you, members of this church, "Be holy!" Whatever you are, do seek to be holy. And if you will not be holy- if you have a mind to keep your sins- do us the favor to give up your profession. If you will have your sins, and go to hell, you […]

How Am I to Worship God?

Man asks, “How am I to worship God?” and he has answered it also in his own way. In the gorgeous temple, in the pillared cathedral, with incense, and vestments, and forms, and ceremonies, and processions, and postures, he says. But these performances are the ‘will worship’ of self righteousness, not the obedient service of […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: Christ the Word

My Father, In a world of created changeable things, Christ and his Word alone remain unshaken. O to forsake all creatures, to rest as a stone on him the foundation, to abide in him, be borne up by him! For all my mercies come through Christ, who has designed, purchased, promised, effected them. How sweet […]

Pulpit Freedom Sunday

Note: Every Sunday is actually, biblically, pulpit freedom Sunday. Preacher, preach the Word, in season and out of season, and even on politics, whether they like it or not! – JT.

Giving Up the Sabbath

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. – Exodus 20:8 D.L. Moody: “I honestly believe that this commandment is just as binding today as it ever was. I have talked with men who have said that it has been abrogated, but they have never been able to point to any place in the Bible […]

An Open Letter to Praise Bands

“What I have found in most churches that have praise leaders/teams is that for them, worship is the music itself. It’s not what is prescribed in worship according to Scripture. The means of worship according to Scripture are… and get this, reading God’s word, the declaration of God’s word (known as preaching), prayer and the […]

Christians Gone AWOL

Will you be found working when our King returns? In truth today, there are a lot of Christians who are AWOL today. They have been saved but they refuse to serve the Lord with faithfulness. They are afflicted with what the Bible terms “divers diseases”, Matt. 4:24. Notice some of these afflictions: 1. Sundayitis – […]

Worship: A Life of Gratitude

Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire. Hebrews 12:28, 29 (NASB) Two inseparable facts in regards to worshipping God are that we not only worship Him formally […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: Praise & Thanksgiving

O my God, Thou fairest, greatest, first of all objects, my heart admires, adores, loves thee, for my little vessel is as full as it can be, and I would pour out all that fullness before thee in ceaseless flow. When I think upon and converse with thee ten thousand delightful thoughts spring up, ten […]

Preaching by Committee

Many worshipers see it as the loneliest part of a minister’s job: crafting a sermon alone, in the wee hours, the only aids a Bible and some reference books before presenting the fully formed product to the congregation the next day. But increasingly, that view of sermon-writing is outdated. At a growing number of churches, […]

The Sabbath

In his later years, A.W. Pink was often to quote a poem he first learned in childhood: A Sabbath well spent brings a week of content, and strength for the toils of the morrow, but a Sabbath profaned, whate’er may be gained, is a certain forerunner of sorrow.* (* He was to write a long […]

Sissy’s Need Not Apply

  Needed: Preachers Out of Step with the Times Is there not here a prophet of the Lord besides, that we might enquire of him (1 Kings 22:7). Men who speak for God never merge into the fog around them. Noah stood alone in a civilization of culture and progress. His contemporaries must have laughed […]

December 22

The Obligatory Christmas Post

by David Leach Here we are again at Christmas. When the small forces of Emperor Scrooge relentlessly engage the vast armies of Santa. The truth is – Santa always wins. Always. I don’t fight Christmas anymore. Oh believe me I did, I really did. I withstood it with ever Christian sensibility I possessed. It is […]

A Puritans Prayer: God Honoured

O GOD, Praise waiteth for thee, and to render it is my noblest exercise; This is thy due from all thy creatures, for all thy works display thy attributes and fulfill thy designs; The sea, dry land, winter cold, summer heat, morning light, evening shade are full of thee, and thou givest me them richly […]

A Suggested Morning Worship Order

Nowadays, there are many fellowships who have no church bulletin, and some, unfortunately, have no order of worship. Sad, but true. This may be a helpful for young pastors with their first pastorate. It has worked well for us, and, I believe, is both beneficial and solid as a rock. Morning Worship: Prelude Reading the […]

October 29

The Pulpit, Reformation Day & Idolatry

“I have preached the gospel now these thirty years and more, and some of you will scarcely believe it, but before I come to address the congregation in this Tabernacle, I tremble like an aspen leaf. And often, in coming down this pulpit, have I felt my knees knock together–not that I am afraid of […]

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