Elements of Reformed Worship
God cares about our worship and about how we worship. He does not receive all worship. Some worship is corrupt and greatly displeases Him. So what kind of worship does in fact please Him? How can we know for sure?
Theological Triage - Maintaining Unity
Today I had the privilege of guest hosting another Dividing Line broadcast and brought what I believe to be an important teaching on first order and second order doctrines. As the quote attributed to Augustine says, “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; and in all things, charity.” - John Samson
We experienced some audio difficulties during the first two minutes of the show but after that there were no further sound issues.
Men Who Rocked the World
Men Who Rocked the World 2014
Dr. Steve Lawson brings these giants of the faith to life as he explores "The God-Centered Pursuit of the Reformers."
The 2014 Logos Conference: Men Who Rocked the World was November 21–22, 2014 at Grace Community Church.
Session 1: Martin Luther and the German Reformation
Session 2: William Tyndale and the English Reformation
Session 3: John Calvin and the French Reformation
Session 4: John Knox and the Scottish Reformation
At this link.
Men Who Rocked the World 2015
Dr. Steve Lawson brings these giants of the faith to life as he explores "The God-Centered Pursuit of the Puritans."
The 2015 Logos Conference: Men Who Rocked the World was October 23–24, 2015 at Grace Community Church.
Session 1: The Puritan Era I
Session 2: The Puritan Era II
Session 3: Samuel Rutherford
Session 4: John Owen
Session 5: John Bunyan
At this link.
Men Who Rocked the World 2016
Dr. Steve Lawson brings these giants of the faith to life as he explores "The God-Centered Pursuit of the Revivalists."
The 2016 Logos Conference: Men Who Rocked the World was September 23–24, 2016 at Grace Community Church.
Session 1: Introduction to the Revivalists
Session 2: Jonathan Edwards, Part 1
Session 3: Jonathan Edwards, Part 2
Session 4: George Whitefield, Part 1
Session 5: George Whitefield, Part 2
At this link.
Test: Ephesians 4:4-6
Medical Triage comes into play in the hospital Emergency Room as someone needs to work out who has priority in gaining medical attention. In the same way, some doctrines in the Bible are more important than others, and these form the basis of our unity in Christ, something we are called upon to maintain.
Sola Scriptura - Five Part Series by Dr. James White
Part 1: Dr. James White - "Went 135 minutes today (hence the “uber-mega” designation) covering two primary topics: sola scriptura defined and defended against a recent attack upon it by Karlo Broussard of Catholic Answers (first 90 minutes), and then a “live” review of a new video against the deity of Christ from a Muslim perspective (link). A lot of foundational, basic teaching today that we think is very, very important for all believers!"
Part 2: Dr. James White - "We continued our series on sola scriptura today, looking at what sola scriptura is and is not. Touched on the issues raised by charismatic claims of “thus says the Lord” a bit as well. We really believe this is an important series, and hope our listeners will find it foundationally edifying."
Part 3: Dr. James White - "Three topics on the program today; for the first 15 minutes or so a quick rejoinder to Jory Micah and her 'El Shaddai means ‘one with many breasts' tweet, then about half an hour in response to Spencer Toy’s article on crossexamined.org, 'An Open Question for Presuppositionalists.' Then we got back for the last 45 minutes to our study of sola scriptura. We are now able, in the next program, to finally start working through Karlo Broussard’s comments on Catholic Answers Live."
Part 4: Dr. James White - "Aside from a few brief comments at the start about a few current events we focused pretty much fully on the sola scriptura series, finally getting to the clip from the debate with Mitch Pacwa and listening to a number of segments from the Catholic Answers Live show with Karlo Broussard. Important information!"
Part 5: Dr. James White - "I managed to resist the temptation to do the 'politics talk' and finished up the introduction to sola scriptura today in a 90 minute program focusing upon the final sections of Karlo Broussard’s arguments on Catholic Answers Live, and then discussing two more important aspects, 'Apostolic Tradition' in the early fathers as well as the issue of the canon. Not easy material to cover, but so very important!"
The Two Ages
The basic floor plan of the two ages (this age and the age to come) exhausts all time and eternity.
The Love of God in 4D
Text: Ephesians 3:14-19
Paul's prayer for the Ephesians here reveals the central passion of the Apostle for the people - that they may be strengthened by a deep, abiding comprehension of the love of Christ for them. Once convinced of this reality, every Christian will be a forever changed person.
Eschatology - the Big Picture
Eschatology - the study of last things, is a subject that has divided Bible believers throughout the centuries. Sadly, respect and maturity in handling these differences are not the normal experience in Christian circles. So, when it comes to what the Bible teaches, there is a great amount of information that is both clear and certain. This is our starting point in this important series.
The Most Important Thing Happening in the World
“What is the really important thing that is happening in the world in our generation? Where are the really significant events taking place? What is the most important thing? Where do you need to look in the modern world to see the most significant event from a divine perspective? Where is the focus of God’s activity in history?
The most significant thing happening in history is the calling, redeeming, and perfecting of the people of God. God is building the church of Jesus Christ. The rest of history is simply a stage God erects for that purpose. He is calling out a people. He is perfecting them. He is changing them. History’s great climax comes when God brings down the curtain on this bankrupt world and the Lord Jesus Christ arrives in his infinite glory. The rest of history is simply the scaffolding for the real work.”
- Eric Alexander, 'The Application of Redemption,’ in To Glorify and Enjoy God: A Commemoration of the 350th Anniversary of the Westminster Assembly, ed, John L. Carson and David W. Hall (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1994), 245
Now, through the Church
Text: Ephesians 3:7-13
The Christian Ministry is not a mere career choice but a Divine calling and equipping to herald the truth of the Gospel. Life in the local Church is also a stupendous revelation of the multi-faceted wisdom of God. Here's why...