Thursday, March 31, 2011

Is There a Second Chance for Salvation After Death?


This clip is taken from the sermon "Heaven and Hell," preached by Pastor Mark Driscoll at the Mars Hill Church Ballard campus in Seattle, Washington, on March 20th, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

You Are In Danger


This clip is taken from the sermon "Heaven and Hell," preached by Pastor Mark Driscoll at the Mars Hill Church Ballard campus in Seattle, Washington, on March 20th, 2011.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hell is Made to Protect Us from the Devil and His Angels


This clip is taken from the sermon "Heaven and Hell," preached by Pastor Mark Driscoll at the Mars Hill Church Ballard campus in Seattle, Washington, on March 20th, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

Hell Is the Wrath of God in Effect


This clip is a special preview for the upcoming sermon, "Heaven and Hell," preached out of Luke 16:19--31,

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sermon Outline: "The Living Church" Acts 2 42-47

1) Spiritual Life (Acts 2:42)
a) It Was a Saved Church
• 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

b) It Was a Scriptural Church
• 1 Peter 2:2

c) It Was a Fellowshipping Church
• 1 John 1:3

d) It Was a Christ-Centered Church
• 1 Corinthians 10:16-17

e) It Was a Praying Church
• John 14:13

2) Spiritual Character (Acts 2:43-47a)
a) It Was an Awe-Inspiring Church
• 1 Corinthians 14:24-25

b) It Was a Miraculous Church
• 2 Corinthians 12:12

c) It Was a Sharing Church
• 1 John 3:16-18

d) It Was a Joyful Church
• Philippians 2:1-2

3) Spiritual Impact (Acts 2:47b)
a) They Were an Attractive Church
• John 13:35

b) They Were a Growing Church

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

What is Nothing?


What is nothing? Can nothing exist? Was there nothing prior to the Big Bang? Dr. William Lane Craig explores some of these questions and gives his answer.

Monday, March 21, 2011

How to Safeguard a Marriage



This clip is taken from the sermon "Jesus and the Law," preached by Pastor Mark Driscoll at the Mars Hill Church Ballard campus in Seattle, Washington, on March 13th, 2011.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Sermon Outline: Revelation 3:1-6 The Church of the Living Dead

1) The Correspondent (Revelation 3:1c)
• Isaiah 11:2

2) The Church: (Revelation 3:1a)

3) The City: (Revelation 3:1b)

4) The Concern (Revelation 3:1d, 2b)
• Ephesians 2:1-2

5) The Commendation: (Revelation 3:4)
• Romans 11:1-5

6) The Command (Revelation 3:2a-3)
• 1 Timothy 6:20
• Hebrews 10:29-30

7) The Counsel: (Revelation 3:5-6)
• Matthew 10:32-33

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Dominating Powers, Part 2 (Mark 5:1-20) John MacArthur


From John MacArthur:
We continue in our study of the gospel of Mark and go back to chapter 5 and the opening twenty verses which we took a look at last week and we'll complete this morning.

The purpose for which Mark writes is laid out in verse 1 of chapter 1, "The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God." This is a history of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, as is the gospel of Matthew, the gospel of Luke and the gospel of John. There are four Holy Spirit inspired, divinely authored records of His life and ministry. And even those four with all that they contain can't begin to tell the whole story. In fact, John reminds us that all the books in the world couldn't contain the record of everything that our Lord did.

But the purpose of the writing of these gospels is stated for us by John at the end of his gospel. He sums up not only the reason for his own gospel, but for all the others, when he says, "These have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God and that believing you might have life in His name." The purpose of the writers is that you might believe that Jesus is the Son of God and in so believing have eternal life through His name. That is the reason we give such careful attention to these gospels, and it's a tremendous joy for us again to be going through the record of Mark.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Dominating Powers, Part 1 (Mark 5:1-20) John MacArthur


From John MacArthur: When we train young men how to preach, one of the things we work on is the introduction to the sermon because it's important to get people's attention. And there are a lot of ways to do that and we get a little bit creative from time to time as to how we develop an introduction. There are a lot of ways to do it but the goal of an introduction is to grab the attention of the people and get them interested in what you're about to say. You can do that a lot of ways.

You can do that by surprising them a little bit. You can do that with a high interest story. You can do that by focusing on a very applicable, practical truth that everybody wants to know about. You can do that by focusing on a problem that needs a solution and you're about to give them the solution. There are a lot of ways you can capture interest...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Power and Pity of Jesus, Part 2 (Mark 5:35-43) John MacArthur


From John MacArthur:
Let's look again at Mark chapter 5 and this is Part 2 in this text that records really two incidents, one inside the other from Mark 5:21 to the end of the chapter, verse 43.

We have already considered the first portion of this passage down through verse 34 and we'll pick up the story in verse 35 with a little bit of a review. And what we're going to see in verses 35 to 43 is Jesus breaking up a funeral by raising the person from the dead. Breaking up a funeral, wouldn't you love to be able to do that? Wouldn't we all love to be able to do that? We understand that funerals are the most desperate of all human occasions and experiences. The Bible accurately says that all the human race is in slavery to the fear of death, Hebrews 2:15. Romans 6 says that the whole human race is in slavery to sin and the consequence of being a slave to sin is being a slave to the fear of death. Death, of course, is the ultimate fear that impregnates all other fears with its threatening and final reality. That is why Job 18:14 calls death the kind of terrors...

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Power and Pity of Jesus, Part 1 (Mark 5:21-34) John MacArthur


From John MacArthur:
It's been my joy to study, in particular, the gospels. This is the fourth gospel that we've done together here. We have spent nearly 25 years in the gospels and I never ever tire, I never grow weary of the magnificence of Christ. Usually I get a week to prepare a sermon, but I've had three weeks to work on this one and I could keep you here until you fell out of the window and died and we had to raise you from the dead, like Eutychus, but I won't do that, so we'll have to break this portion of Scripture into two parts, this week and next. It's inexhaustible the treasure of Scripture. What a joy for me the last few weeks to have literally been saturated with the truth of this text.

Mark 5 starting in verse 21, Mark 5. It is a text that is contained in Matthew. Matthew records it in chapter 9 and Luke records it in chapter 8. There are two miracles in the passage from verse 21 to 43 and they are interestingly arranged. It is another one of those Mark sandwiches. It is a story within a story, a miracle within a miracle. And usually I read the full text and that is a delight and a joy and a privilege and a responsibility to do but in this case, in the narrative, I would rather allow the narrative to unfold itself to us and so we'll move through it together verse by verse and then we'll complete it next Sunday.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Is Jesus God?


Dr Bobby Conway answers the question "Is Jesus God?"

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Ashamed of the Gospel (Romans 1:16) John MacArthur


The introductory phrase for I am not ashamed of the gospel adds a final mark of spiritual service to those presented in verses 8--15, the mark of unashamed boldness.

Paul was imprisoned in Philippi, chased out of Thessalonica, smuggled out of Damascus and Berea, laughed at in Athens, considered a fool in Corinth, and declared a blasphemer and lawbreaker in Jerusalem. He was stoned and left for dead at Lystra. Some pagans of Paul's day branded Christianity as atheism because it believed in only one God and as being cannibalistic because of a misunderstanding of the Lord's Supper.

But the Jewish religious leaders of Jerusalem did not intimidate Paul, nor did the learned and influential pagans at Ephesus, Athens, and Corinth. The apostle was eager now to preach and teach the gospel in Rome, the capital of the pagan empire that ruled virtually all the known world. He was never deterred by opposition, never disheartened by criticism, and never ashamed, for any reason, of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Although that gospel was then, and still is today, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, it is the only way God has provided for the salvation of men, and Paul was both overjoyed and emboldened by the privilege of proclaiming its truth and power wherever he went...

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

The Believer's Confession of Sin (Psalm 51) John MacArthur


Psalm 51, I read to you earlier, this is the Psalm that I want to look at with you for just a few minutes to prepare our hearts for our time around the Lord's table.

There's something about the life of the church that is joyous. We all understand that. We've expressed that joy, we've laughed already this morning. We laugh rather easily around here because we have so much joy in our hearts. It just bubbles on the surface and easily comes out. And the reason we have so much joy is that our eternity is settled, that we have no fear of death, we have no fear of the future. We don't live in terror about Satan doing something to us, overpowering God in some way. We know that can never happen. We know that our lives are secure in the purposes of God in the salvation of God granted to us in Christ. He takes care of us, He meets our needs, He provides for us everything that we will need in time and eternity and promises to bring us to glory and His Word is true. So we live in this trust, we live in this hope and this confidence that produces joy.

And so you're going to find if you come to an experience of true Christians there will be a joy, a joy that's not necessarily connected to contemporary circumstances because we have people dying all around us in our congregation from older people to little ones, and the aches in the hearts of people are deep and great and everybody understands what it is to live in a fallen, suffering world. Every time the elders meet on a Sunday morning, it seems as though the list of prayer requests of people who are suffering from cancer from one kind or another to one degree or another grows and grows and grows. We all understand that. We all understand the great pain and difficulty of life. But there's still something overwhelmingly joyous about having confidence that God is in charge of absolutely everything and our eternity is settled in the promise of heaven.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Pentecost...Every Sunday? (Acts 2:1-4) John MacArthur


The events of Christ's life, death, and resurrection, according to Paul, were not held in a quiet corner (Acts 26:26) but out in the open before all the people. The same could be said of the birth of the church. It did not begin in an obscure manner in some out of the way place. Rather, it was born with a startling, dramatic event in the very heart of Jerusalem.

The coming of the day of Pentecost found the believers all together in one place, undoubtedly the same upper room described in 1:13. That room was located just inside the Eastern Gate, probably in the vicinity of the temple. There is no reason to restrict all to the twelve apostles. It encompasses the entire gathering of 120 believers (1:15)...

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Sermon Outline: Matthew 4:18-22. "Walk with Christ"

1) A Disciple shows Diligence (Matthew 4:18–20)

  • John 1:35-51
  • Acts 17:30-31
  • Matthew 28:18-20  
  • Mark 6:7-11  
2) A Disciple shows Determination (Matthew 4:21-22)
  • Matthew 19:27-29
  • Matthew 13:47-50  

Friday, March 04, 2011

Is it Wrong to Judge?


A visual Description of Relativism by Mark Spence, the Dean of the School of Biblical Evangelism.

This excerpt is taken from the Brussels Episode available through Living Waters at:
http://www.livingwaters.com/index.php...

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Jesus The God Man


Phil. 2:6Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men; 8And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

James Smith - Complaining Christian


"My lord asked his servants, 'Do you have a father or a brother?' " (Genesis 44:19)

James Smith - Complaining Christian