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Missionary Challenge Answered

I recently issued a challenge to missionary advocates. The challenge can be seen here. What is sad, yet not unexpected, is that I received no answers on the post. None. Must be difficult to support and affirm from God’s Word. Yeah. However, there was at least one response, and by no means insignificant, even if […]

The Hewn Stones of Contemporary Worship

If you make an altar of stone for Me, you shall not build it of cut stones, for if you wield your tool on it, you will profane it. – Exodus 20:25 This and other verses in this chapter have to do with the public worship of God. They concern the regulations or rules for […]

Why Fred Luter Was Elected Leader of the SBC

They say … this will say a lot to the kingdom of heaven that here’s a convention that was started as a result of slavery and the past that we have, now an African American pastor is leading them. I just feel that with my personality and my commitment to the Word of God, that […]

Evangelist vs Pastor-Teacher

What’s the difference between the two? An evangelists deals with proclaiming the Gospel, primarily to unbelievers, and is not one to rely upon for the teaching and edification of the local church. This man is needed to reach the unbelieving world in places where the Gospel has not been preached. A Pastor-Teacher, given the charge […]

The Whole Counsel of God

for I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God. – Acts 20:27 In this passage, the word shrink ( hupostellō ) means to withhold under (out of sight); conceal, hold back. Declaring (anaggellō) is to announce (in detail). The word whole (pas) means each, every, any, all, the whole, everyone, […]

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[The hymn writer got it spot-on right. It’s “Trust and Obey” not “Trust and Contemplate”. – JT] Jay Adams: This word today is taboo in some Christian circles. Why? Because it runs counter to the new trend that confuses sanctification and justification. And yet, why should this be? There is no valid reason for such […]

From Every Tribe and Nation

Video & Audio from DGM 2011 National Conference

Session 1 The Global God Who Gives the Great Commission Louie Giglio Session 2 The Glory of God, the Lostness of Man, and the Gospel of Christ David Platt Session 3 Courage, Christ, and Finishing the Mission Michael Ramsden Session 4 From Every Land to Every Land: The Internationalization of Missions – Its Potential and […]

Our Inner Procrustus

There once was a great hero of Athens by the name of Theseus. A Greek adventurer who had many famous exploits and thought to have been a contemporary of Heracles, but you knew that already. A quick study of this fellow from Greek mythology may contribute to our better understanding of many areas of life: […]

Understanding the Great Commission

Hopefully, out next week. D.V.

Missional Church or New Monasticism?

Michael Horton has written a cogent piece on the ‘missional’ church, monasticism and the Reformation’s understanding of discipleship which I highly encourage you to read. As Horton states,  “Renewing our response to the Great Commission begins with the right understanding of discipleship.” A few of his critically important observations: The New Monasticism 1. Today we […]

Apologetics & The Great Commission

In his classic work, Apologetics to the Glory of God: An Introduction, John Frame distinguishes 3 aspects of apologetics: 1) Apologetics as proof: Jesus and His apostles offered evidence to those having difficulty believing the Gospel as true (note  John 14:11; 20:24-31; I Cor. 15:1-11) 2) Apologetics as defense: Answering objections of unbelief (note Phil. […]

The Gospel Driven Trilogy with Michael Horton

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Christian, You Are the Missionary

Just a reminder: When Jesus commanded ‘make disciples’, He was not speaking to specialists. He was, and is, speaking to you, Christian. Biblical theology is missionary theology. Faith not lived out obedient to the Great Commission is a misguided faith with erroneous theology. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name […]

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The Missional Church: An Attempt to Combine the Great Commission with Unbiblical Ideas

There are very disturbing ideas being promulgated in these modern times regarding the Church of Jesus Christ. It is being done not only by those on the proverbial religious fringe, but within mainstream protestant denominations; and not only that but by highly popular, and very public, so-called ‘new calvinists’ preachers and conference speakers. I say […]

Johnny Hunt, The GCR & Political Correctness

I have never been a fan of political correctness. It disturbs me whenever I see it, and it disturbs me even more when I see it within the leadership of the SBC. Yet, with all the politics involved in the Southern Baptist Convention, both from the organizational and operational viewpoints, it’s hard to escape. It’s […]

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The Great Commission: “As You Are Going”

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. – Matthew 28:19, 20 I couldn’t help […]

An Apologetic Challenge To You All

If you are truly a child of God, you have been called to participate in the Great Commission of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-20).  Knowing that, how would you answer this man’s objections to Christianity? How would you approach witnessing to this young man? Are you sure you’re ready to present the Gospel? Where would you even begin? […]

John Piper: On Struggles with Personal Evangelism

The following video is John Piper discussing his own personal struggles with evangelism at the Q&A session of the 2009 Desiring God Conference. This is very up close and personal, and very instructive. Excellent!

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