Monthly Archives: April 2009

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J.I. Packer (Downer’s Grove: IVP, 1991, 126 pp) Personal evangelism has been on my mind frequently the last few months, as a Christian who ought to be thinking carefully how to better articulate … Continue reading

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Trusting in a Savior, Not Simply a Saving Work

J.I. Packer makes the excellent point that the call to saving faith is belief in Christ himself, a living person who deals with our sins, rather faith simply in a work or a theory of atonement. This is, of course, … Continue reading

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Broken by the Public Reading of Scripture

I had the rare and humbling privilege of preaching in another congregation in my former home of Jackson, TN, this past Sunday. For the first time in almost a year, I found myself in a service of gathered worship in … Continue reading

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Fly to Christ!

The Puritans often used a phrase which I love to describe the Gospel call to sinners – – “Fly to Christ!” This is the urgent plea you will find on the lips of John Bunyan and Thomas Watson, George Whitefield … Continue reading

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Interview with Dr. James Patterson

Dr. James Patterson is a University Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Christian Studies at Union University in Jackson, TN. Dr. Patterson earned a Masters of Divinity from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. At Union, … Continue reading

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Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health

Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health by Donald S. Whitney, Navpress, 2001, 140 pp. After finding his writings so helpful in my own spiritual development, I decided a couple of months ago that it would be wise to purchase … Continue reading

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Interview with Dr. Walton Padelford

I am always encouraged and challenged by conversations with godly brothers who have been following the Way longer than I have. I have asked a few such men the Lord has placed in my life to consent to a brief interview concerning … Continue reading

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