Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Plague of Unsatisfiedness

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Thomas Brooks play list: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=BAF41AECFA38A4CE

Thomas Brooks (1608-1680), Nonconformist Puritan preacher and author.

Thomas Brooks was born in 1608. He entered Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in 1625, where such New England Puritans as Thomas Hooker, John Cotton, and Thomas Shepard were also educated, but he appears to have left before graduating. Brooks was ordained as a preacher of the gospel in 1640 and became a chaplain to the parliamentary fleet, serving for some years at sea. That ministry is mentioned in some of his "sea-devotions" as well as his statement: "I have been some years at sea and through grace I can say that I would not exchange my sea experiences for England's riches."

After the Civil War, Brooks became minister at the church of St. Thomas the Apostle, Queen Street, London (1648-1651). He was often called to preach before Parliament. In 1652, he became rector of St. Margaret's, New Fish Street Hill, which was the first church that burned to the ground in the Great Fire of London (1666). Like Thomas Goodwin and John Owen, Brooks preferred the Congregational view of church government. In 1662, he fell victim to the notorious Act of Uniformity.

After being ejected from his living, Brooks continued to preach in London, where he apparently suffered little persecution. He became minister of a congregation at Moorfields, near St. Margaret's. Unlike many ministers, he stayed in London during the Great Plague of 1665, faithfully tending his flock. In 1672, he was licensed to preach according to the terms of the Declaration of Indulgence, but that license was revoked in 1676.

Brooks lost his first wife, Martha Burgess, a godly woman whom he greatly treasured, in 1676. He wrote of her, "She was always best when she was most with God in a corner. She has many a whole day been pouring out her soul before God for the nation, for Zion, and the great concerns of her own soul." He later married a young God-fearing woman named Patience Cartwright (Alexander Grosart puts it succinctly: "she spring-young, he winter-old" [Works of Brooks, 1:xxxv]), who proved a most worthy companion.

Brooks died in 1680 and was buried in Bunhill Fields, London's famous nonconformist cemetery. John Reeve, who preached at the funeral, said Brooks had "a sweet nature, great gravity, large charity, wonderful patience, and strong faith."

Thomas Brooks - The Plague of Unsatisfiedness

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Have You Missed the Gospel of Grace?


This clip is taken from the sermon "Jesus and Zacchaeus," preached by Pastor Mark Driscoll at the Mars Hill Church Ballard campus in Seattle, Washington, on June 12th, 2011. It is the 78th sermon in our sermon series on the Gospel of Luke. To watch the full sermon, visit http://www.marshillchurch.org/media/luke/jesus-and-zacchaeus

Monday, June 27, 2011

Restitution Is Doing The Right Thing


This clip is taken from the sermon "Jesus and Zacchaeus," preached by Pastor Mark Driscoll at the Mars Hill Church Ballard campus in Seattle, Washington, on June 12th, 2011. It is the 78th sermon in our sermon series on the Gospel of Luke. To watch the full sermon, visit http://www.marshillchurch.org/media/luke/jesus-and-zacchaeus

William Lane Craig on the Michael Coren Show (Does God Exist?)



William Lane Craig on the Michael Coren Show. Craig, show host Coren and atheist Michael Payton debate and discuss the topic: "Does God Exist?"

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sermon Outline:"The Parable of the Hidden Treasure" Matthew 13:44-46

1) The Parable of the Hidden Treasure (Matthew 13:44)
• Isaiah 55:1-2


• Proverbs 2:1-5


• Matthew 19:16-29


• Philippians 3:8-9


2) The Parable of the Pearl of Great Value
(Matthew 13:45-46)
• Proverbs 8:17


• Acts 17:10-12

Friday, June 24, 2011

Greg Koukl - Wait for Interest?


Taken from our blog, Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason answers the question, "Should a Christian wait for interest before sharing the Gospel?". For more information, visit http://www.str.org.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tips to Share Gospel with Muslims? With Guest Simon Brace


Bringing a vast knowledge to the subject, special guest Simon Brace from Ratio Christi shares his tips on how to share the Gospel with Muslims.

Recommended Book: "Reasoning from the Scriptures with Muslims" by Ron Rhodes.
http://www.amazon.com/Reasoning-Scriptures-Muslims-Ron-Rhodes/dp/0736910107

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Simple Strategy to Evangelize to a Muslim? With Guest Simon Brace.


Special Guest Simon Brace returns with a simple strategy on how to evangelize to a Muslim in a conversation.

Recommended Book: "Reasoning from the Scriptures with Muslims" by Ron Rhodes.
http://www.amazon.com/Reasoning-Scriptures-Muslims-Ron-Rhodes/dp/0736910107

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

You Begin with Faith, Then You See


This clip is taken from the sermon "Jesus Gives Sight to the Blind," preached by Pastor Mark Driscoll at the Mars Hill Church Ballard campus in Seattle, Washington, on June 5, 2011. It is the 77th sermon series on the Gospel of Luke.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sermon Outline: "A Father's Treasure" Psalm 127:3-5

1) The Growth of a Family is God’s work  (Psalm 127:3)
·       Genesis 1:28  


2) The Growth of a Family is an Important Resource (Psalm 127:4)
·       Jeremiah 9:7-16

3) The Growth of a Family Impacts a City (Psalm 127:5) 
·       Job 29:7-14


4) The Growth of a Family Needs God

·       1 Peter 2:5  
·       John 1:12-13 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Greg Koukl - Scripture and the Gospel



Taken from our blog, Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason answers the question, "What passage of Scripture most clearly explains the Gospel for a non-believer?". For more information, visit http://www.str.org.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

John Piper - Is God more likely to do things if more people are praying?



John Piper says God sometimes gets more glory when more people pray.

For more resources, visit http://desiringGod.org.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Scandal of Grace, Part 2 (Mark 2:13-17) John MacArthur



When you survey the public ministry of Jesus Christ, its truly astounding how His teaching penetrated the hearts of so many different kinds of people. Rich, poor, young, old, powerful and influential, or outcasts and criminals--Christ's preaching transformed all sorts of lives from all sorts of social groups.

In fact, there was really only one group of people who almost completely rejected Jesus teaching. The Pharisees and the religious elite were filled with a violent hatred for Christ that left them spiritually blind to his miracles and deaf to the life-transforming truth He taught.

But why did they hate Christ so fiercely? In todays sermon, John MacArthur opens Gods Word and helps us understand why religious leaders rejected Christ, and why they were so antagonistic to the gospel He taught. Grab your Bible and prepare to be shocked by The Scandal of Grace.

And stick around after today's message for an exciting look at a powerful new video Bible study series from our pastor. Trust me--you dont want to miss it.

http://www.gty.org/Videos/T8241-9B ...

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Scandal of Grace, Part 1 (Mark 2:13-17) John MacArthur



When you survey the public ministry of Jesus Christ, its truly astounding how His teaching penetrated the hearts of so many different kinds of people. Rich, poor, young, old, powerful and influential, or outcasts and criminals--Christ's preaching transformed all sorts of lives from all sorts of social groups.

In fact, there was really only one group of people who almost completely rejected Jesus teaching. The Pharisees and the religious elite were filled with a violent hatred for Christ that left them spiritually blind to his miracles and deaf to the life-transforming truth He taught.

But why did they hate Christ so fiercely? In todays sermon, John MacArthur opens Gods Word and helps us understand why religious leaders rejected Christ, and why they were so antagonistic to the gospel He taught. Grab your Bible and prepare to be shocked by The Scandal of Grace.

And stick around after today's message for an exciting look at a powerful new video Bible study series from our pastor. Trust me--you dont want to miss it.

http://www.gty.org/Videos/T8241-9A ...

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sermon Outline: "The Grace of Giving" 2 Corinthians 8:3-8

1) Giving Is Proportionate (2 Cor. 8:3a)

2) Giving Is Sacrificial (2 Cor. 8:3b)
• 1 Chronicles 21:18-26


3) Giving Is Voluntary (2 Cor. 8:3c)
• 2 Corinthians 9:5-7; 8:9


4) Giving Is a Privilege, Not an Obligation (2 Cor. 8:4)


5) Giving Is an Act of Worship (2 Cor. 8:5a)
• Romans 12:1-2


6) Giving Is Submissive (2 Cor. 8:5b–6)


7) Giving Is in Concert with Other Christian Virtues (2 Cor. 8:7)
• Matthew 25:14-30

8) Giving Is Proof of Love (2 Cor. 8:8)
• 1 John 3:14-18

Friday, June 10, 2011

Pursue Your Calling Not Your Potential



This clip is taken from the sermon "Jesus Calls Peter, James, & John," preached by Pastor Mark Driscoll at the Mars Hill Church Ballard campus in Seattle, Washington, on February 14, 2010. It is the 18th sermon in our sermon series on the Gospel of Luke.


To watch or download the full sermon, visit: http://www.marshillchurch.org/media/luke/jesus-calls-peter-james-and-john

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Is It Ok to Have a Beer With My Friends So I Can "Evangelize" to Them?


MP3: http://illbehonest.com/To-Have-a-Beer-With-My-Friends-So-I-Can-Evangelize-Bob...

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Are Christians Narrow Minded?


The One Minute Apologist responds to the question "Are Christians Narrow Minded?"

Recommended Book: "Only One Way" by Richard Phillips.
http://www.amazon.com/Only-One-Way-Reaffirming-Christianity/dp/1581348010

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Sermon Outline: 2 Corinthians 8:1-2 "Living Generously"

• Acts 2:9-11; 44-45

• Acts 4:32-34

1) Giving Is Motivated by God’s Grace (2 Cor. 8:1)
• Philippians 4:15-18

2) Giving Transcends Difficult Circumstances (2 Cor. 8:2a)
• Acts 17:5-8

3) Giving Is with Joy (2 Cor. 8:2b)
• 1 Thessalonians 1:6

• Luke 6:38

4) Giving Is Not Hindered by Poverty (2 Cor. 8:2c)
• Luke 16:10

5) Giving Is Generous (2 Cor. 8:2d)
• Philippians 2:3-4

Thursday, June 02, 2011

4 Ways to Use Money in the Bible



This clip is taken from the sermon, "The Parable of the Rich Fool" preached by Pastor Mark Driscoll at the Mars Hill Church Ballard campus in Seattle, Washington on October 31, 2010. It is the 53rd sermon in our sermon series on the Gospel of Luke.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

To Find Your Idol, Follow Your Money



To Find Your Idol, Follow Your Money
From: mhcseattle | May 29, 2011 | 1,049 views
This clip is taken from the sermon "Jesus on Money, Idolatry, and Comedy," preached by Pastor Mark Driscoll at the Mars Hill Church Ballard campus in Seattle, Washington, on May 22, 2011. It is the 75th sermon in our sermon series on the Gospel of Luke. To watch the full sermon, visit http://www.marshillchurch.org/media/luke/jesus-on-money-i...