Monthly Archives: November 2008

The Old “Good Example” Objection Revisited

One of the most common objections in evangelistic conversations is that “the church is full of hypocrites.” The horrible example of professing Christians is one of the favorite and most reliable refuges of a cornered unbeliever. Listen to how Ichabod Spencer handles just … Continue reading

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Jonah’s Place in the Bible’s Great Story and the Mystery of God’s Salvation

The book of Jonah is without question the most familiar of the twelve minor prophets, but for years I have been guilty of viewing it in isolation from the great story that Scripture is telling. It is not merely an … Continue reading

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God’s Absolute Sovereignty in Jonah

I am struck by the absolute sovereignty of God over all things as presented in the book of Jonah. He governs every aspect of his creation, “hurling a great wind upon the sea,” (1:4) and then calming it in an instant (1:15). … Continue reading

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Preach To Us Like We Are Sinners

One more story from Preaching and Preachers.Lloyd-Jones was given the opportunity to preach at a college chapel in the University of Oxford, and the wife of the Principal came rushing up to him afterwards. Here is the exchange they shared: “Do … Continue reading

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When It Doesn’t Last 24 Hours

Any believer who desires to see sinners come to Christ but also wants to trust God’s power rather than manipulative gimmicks will inevitably encounter situations where a difficult decision must be made (by the evangelist). The Gospel has been faithfully shared, the listener has … Continue reading

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Preaching and Preachers, D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

I have really benefited from reading D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ Preaching and Preachers last week. It had been recommended to me for several years, and now that I have read it, I realize how influential this book has been on my … Continue reading

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Dr. Van Neste Endorses New Book on Pastoral Care

Dr. Ray Van Neste endorsed a new book on pastoral ministry over at his blog Oversight of Souls today: Visit the Sick by Brian Croft. You can read his review here.  Dr. Van Neste alludes to the fact that those … Continue reading

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