Friday, December 28, 2012

Against the World - Free Will & Liberal Christianity

Join host Jerry Johnson as he discusses those who believe they have free will and have with in themselves the ability to turn from sin to God are really no different than liberal Christianity (so-called) who believe in the goodness of man.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Look Away From Your Feelings and Trust the Savior - Mack Tomlinson

Do I love my chains and the bondage that they bring, that I would rather have that in hell for eternity, than have Christ for eternity?

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Why did the wise men bring Jesus gold, frankincense, and myrrh?

Jesus is a gift that God gives to us and the magi come to also give gifts to him. As we've heard many times, the wise men brought Jesus gold, frankincense, and myrrh. But why those three things? Gold is for kings. This is lavish wealth, given to the baby Jesus, shows that Jesus is our King. Frankincense, which is incense used by the priests in the temple, shows that Jesus is our priest. Myrrh is an embalming fluid for the dead, foreshadowing Jesus' death on the cross as a sacrifice. These gifts show that Jesus is King, priest, and sacrifice.

This clip is excerpted from the sermon "Giving Your Gift to Jesus," part 3 of our sermon series He Made Us Family: God's Work, Our Witness 2012. It was preached by Pastor Mark Driscoll out of Matthew 2:1--12 at Mars Hill Downtown Bellevue and released on December 16.

Watch the full sermon here: http://jesus.to/SGw5fK
Check out the full He Made Us Family sermon series here: http://marshill.com/media/gods-work-our-witness-2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

What is your response to Jesus?

The first responses to Jesus were selfish interest (like Herod), disinterest (like many Jews), and genuine interest (like the wise men). Herod's motivation was to destroy any rivals for his throne. The scholars and scribes knew a Messiah was coming but didn't investigate for themselves. But the wise men were very determined to find him. They wanted to know Jesus. Friends, is your interest in Jesus a selfish interest, is it disinterest, or is it a genuine interest?

This clip is excerpted from the sermon "Giving Your Gift to Jesus," part 3 of our sermon series He Made Us Family: God's Work, Our Witness 2012. It was preached by Pastor Mark Driscoll out of Matthew 2:1--12 at Mars Hill Downtown Bellevue and released on December 16.

Watch the full sermon here: http://jesus.to/SGw5fK
Check out the full He Made Us Family sermon series here: http://marshill.com/media/gods-work-our-witness-2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

How Does Increasing Entropy Relate to the Cosmological Argument and the Multiverse?

The Bethinking National Apologetics Day Conference: "Countering the New Atheism" took place during the UK Reasonable Faith Tour in October 2011. Christian academics William Lane Craig, John Lennox, Peter J Williams and Gary Habermas lead 600 people in training on how to defend and proclaim the credibility of Christianity against the growing tide of secularism and New Atheist popular thought in western society.

In this session, William Lane Craig delivers his critique of Richard Dawkins' objections to arguments for the existence of God, followed by questions and answers from the audience. In this clip, Dr Craig addresses a question about whether a possible multiverse would affect entropy and the cosmological argument.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

How Jesus Viewed the Bible (What Jesus Said About the Bible)



Jesus often quoted what we know today as the Old Testament. He used these Scriptures to create curiosity, break traditions, and answer questions in a way that penetrated hearts, stirred thoughts, and even angered the religious leaders of His time. Not only did His statements about the Bible challenge their thinking then, but His words also continue to raise questions in the minds of many today.

Discover for yourself how Jesus viewed the Old Testament Scriptures.

Participants in the complete program: Darrell Bock, Craig Evans, Craig Hazen, Mike Licona, Daniel Wallace, Michael Wilkins, and Peter Williams. Host: Mart DeHaan.

View the complete program at: http://tinyurl.com/WJSABible-DOD

Monday, December 10, 2012

How Jesus Used the Bible (What Jesus Said About the Bible)



Jesus often quoted what we know today as the Old Testament. He used these Scriptures to create curiosity, break traditions, and answer questions in a way that penetrated hearts, stirred thoughts, and even angered the religious leaders of His time. Not only did His statements about the Bible challenge their thinking then, but His words also continue to raise questions in the minds of many today.

Discover for yourself how Jesus used the Old Testament Scriptures in his every day life.

Participants in the complete program: Darrell Bock, Craig Evans, Craig Hazen, Mike Licona, Daniel Wallace, Michael Wilkins, and Peter Williams. Host: Mart DeHaan.

View the complete program at: http://tinyurl.com/WJSABible-DOD

Friday, November 30, 2012

Is God A Tyrant For Demanding Our Worship?

Who is God to require worship? Brett Kunkle brings perspective on this common objection to theism.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

When being spiritual is dangerous

We live in a day when people would say that being spiritual in and of itself is good. But that's not what the Bible teaches. Supernatural power is not necessarily indicative of the presence of the God of the Bible. Satan and demons can empower people to do horrible things, but in the end the sovereignty and providence of God that rule over all.

This clip is excerpted from the sermon "Jesus Is a Better Mordecai," part 11 and the final installment in the series Esther: God's Perfect Work through Imperfect People. It was preached by Pastor Mark Driscoll out of Esther 9:20--10:3 at Mars Hill Downtown Bellevue and released on November 25.

Watch the full sermon here: jesus.to/TeZto2
Check out the full Esther sermon series here: http://marshill.com/media/esther/sermons

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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Friday, November 16, 2012

How culture changes



Sometimes God's people need to stand up for just laws and they need to vote out of biblical conviction, says Pastor Mark, but he wants us to be wise and to look at things from a more powerful, biblical, gospel perspective. He talks about sociologist James Davison Hunter's theory on how cultural change is effected, not by majorities, but by powerful minorities, that is, people who shape culture depending upon where they're positioned within it, people who tend to be at the cultural headwaters and can influence the culture that flows downstream.

This clip is excerpted from the sermon "Jesus Is a Better Missionary," part 9 of the sermon series Esther: God's Perfect Work through Imperfect People. It was preached by Pastor Mark Driscoll out of Esther 8:1--17 at Mars Hill Downtown Bellevue and released online on November 11.

Watch the full sermon here: http://jesus.to/TFvGpv
Davison's book that Pastor Mark mentions in this clip, To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World, is available on Amazon: http://jesus.to/TYpBXJ

Thursday, November 15, 2012

What authority do you have? Use it humbly.

What makes Mordecai and Esther great leaders is that they accept their positions of authority that God, in his favor and grace, gave them. What authority do you have? Here's what God wants you to do: humbly accept it, because it's not about you or your fear of failure, but about people and an opportunity to help them. Sometimes the people who feel the least qualified for leadership are the most qualified because they have the first prerequisite, which is humility.

This clip is excerpted from the sermon "Jesus Is a Better Missionary," part 9 of the sermon series Esther: God's Perfect Work through Imperfect People. It was preached by Pastor Mark Driscoll out of Esther 8:1--17 at Mars Hill Downtown Bellevue and released online on November 11.

Watch the full sermon here: http://jesus.to/TFvGpv

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Greg Koukl - Why Are the Gospels Important?

Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason answers the question, "Why are the Gospels so important?". For more information, visit http://www.str.org.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Against the World - Evolution: The Foot in Mouth

Join host Jerry Johnson as he discusses some quotes from famous evolutionists that they now want to take back, during this week's edition of Against the World.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Abortion and the Campaign for Immorality (Selected Scriptures) John MacArthur

What a privilege and joy it is to worship the Lord here at Grace Church. Patricia and I miss it when we're not here. There's no place like this. Our hearts are full to overflowing to be back with you and celebrating the greatness of our God and the glory of Christ with you. What a blessing.

While we were gone the last couple of weeks, we were exposed to the two conventions that were held: the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention. And I know that politics is the topic among many people today, and I suppose that's natural since it is such a huge part of media exposure. And as you know, I'm not one to talk about politics as such, but I was essentially amazed that one of the historic parties here in the United States adopted the sins of Romans 1 as their platform. This is a new day in our country. Parties which used to differ on economics now differ dramatically on issues that invade the realm of God's law and morality.

In an ideal situation, their platform would mean that the government passes out condoms so people can fornicate at will. For those who happen to get pregnant in the process, platform advocates that you kill the baby at the will of the mother, up and including the ninth month.

At the same time, it advocates a homosexual marriage, which is an oxymoron, an utter impossibility, and a gross violation of the law of God. And then to add to that, the murder of abortion, and then a platform originally leaving God out. All of that's Romans 1. Romans 1 says God will judge, God has judged throughout human history, nations that experience sexual freedom. Romans chapter 1 lays that out clearly: the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against those who advocate sexual freedom, sexual conduct outside of marriage. And that's an indication of the demise of a nation....

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Samuel Davies - The Annals of Hell, or the Biography of Devils

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Matthew 12:36 But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.

Ecclesiastes 12:14 For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.

Davies, Samuel (1723-1761), fourth president of Princeton, was born in New Castle County, Delaware. His parents could not afford to send him to college but were determined that he should be trained for the ministry. He studied in Samuel Blair's famous school at Fagg's Manor, Chester County, Pennsylvania, was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of New Castle when he was twenty-two, and was ordained as an evangelist to Virginia a year later.

In Anglican Virginia, where dissenters were subjected to constant vexations, he built up a strong Presbyterian membership and became the advocate and defender of their civil rights and religious liberties. He conducted services in seven houses of worship dispersed through five counties, riding horseback through fields and forests to minister to his scattered congregations. A sufferer from tuberculosis, ``he preached in the day and had his hectic fever by night,'' but was nevertheless ``resolved that while life and sufficient strength remained, he would devote himself earnestly to the work of preaching the gospel.'' As a principal founder and first moderator of the Presbytery of Hanover, which comprised all the Presbyterian ministers in Virginia and North Carolina, he was considered ``the animating soul of the whole dissenting interests in these two colonies.''

In 1758 Davies was elected to succeed Jonathan Edwards as president of the College, but declined election, partly because of a reluctance to quit his pastoral work in Virginia, partly because he knew that while a majority of the trustees had voted for his election, a minority shared his own belief that Samuel Finley, a member of the Board, was better qualified for the office. The trustees subsequently reelected Davies and persuaded him to accept. He took up his duties on July 26, 1759. Eighteen months later, on February 4, 1761, he died of pneumonia, in his thirty-eighth year, a few weeks after having been bled for ``a bad cold.''

During his brief tenure Davies raised the standards for admission and for the bachelor's degree, instituted monthly orations by members of the senior class (an important part of undergraduate education at Princeton for more than a century), composed odes to peace and to science which were sung at Commencement and drew up a catalogue of the 1,281 volumes in the college library ``to give Information to such who are watching for Opportunities of doing good; and to afford particular Benefactors the Pleasure of seeing how many others have concurred with them in their favourite Charity.''

Davies left his mark as scholar and patriot on his students, particularly the eleven members of the Class of 1760 whom he taught as seniors. ``Whatever be your Place,'' he told them in his baccalaureate address, ``imbibe and cherish a public spirit. Serve your generation.'' This they did. Among the eleven were a member of the Continental Congress, chaplains in the Continental Army, judges in Maine and Pennsylvania, the founder of a college in North Carolina, a member of the United States House of Representatives, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Davies was long remembered as one of the great pulpit orators of his generation. Patrick Henry, who as a boy had frequently heard him preach, acknowledged Davies's influence on his own oratory. Davies's sermons went through four editions in the United States and nine editions in England, and for more than fifty years after his death were among the most widely read of any in the English language.

At Princeton, Davies was loved and respected; as one trustee wrote another, ``There never was a college happier in a president.''

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

What Is the "God" Particle?



On July 27th & 28th, 2012, an On Guard Christian Apologetics conference was held in Tulsa, Oklahoma by the Reasonable Faith Tulsa chapter (http://reasonablefaithtulsa.org/). The conference was named after Dr. William Lane Craig's new training manual in Christian apologetics entitled, On Guard (http://www.reasonablefaith.org/on-guard-book), and featured Dr. Craig, and other first rate Christian scholars. At the conference, the speakers gathered on stage to engage in a question and answer panel with the audience. In this clip, Dr Craig answers a question about the Higgs Boson "God" Particle.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Can God's Existence be Demonstrated? (William Lane Craig)

Robert Lawrence Kuhn (host of PBS' "Closer to Truth") asks philosopher and theologian William Lane Craig about whether God's existence can be demonstrated or not. Questions explored: Can you demonstrate God's existence mathematically? Does an argument have to convince everybody in order for it to be valid? What are some of the best arguments for God's existence? What is the Cosmological Argument? What is Leibniz's argument for God's existence? Does the contingency argument depend on a universe having a beginning? What is the Teleological Argument? What is meant by Fine-Tuning and Intelligent Design? Can the universe be "designed" by chance? What is the moral argument for God? Is the moral argument just an assumption? What is the difference between an assumption and intuition? Do all cultures really have different morals? What is meant by "objective morality"? How does Jesus' resurrection demonstrate God's existence? What are some of the evidences of Jesus' death that the majority of historical scholars agree with? What is the ontological argument? What is meant by necessary existence? What is meant by possible worlds? Are religious experiences philosophically valid? Does everything must have evidence (and arguments) prior to acceptance? Can you disprove with arguments and evidences that you are nothing more than a brain in a vat? Can you disprove with arguments and evidences that you were just made five minutes ago with built-in memories that gave you the illusion of being made longer than that? What is meant by a properly basic belief? How are they not arbitrary? What is a "defeater"? Is there an absolute psychological profile for religious people? Is God just a Freudian projection? What is something that is self-authenticating?

Friday, October 19, 2012

What are some of the ancient heresies about Jesus Christ that we should know?-Timothy Paul Jones

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Friday, October 05, 2012

Marriage, Divorce, and Singleness (1 Corinthians 7:1-40) John MacArthur

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Open your Bible to 1 Corinthians chapter 7 and we're going to do something that I don't do very often, we're going to cover 40 verses tonight. So you're going to have to stay with us on this and this is going to be a very, very rich experience.

We have looked the last two Sunday mornings at Mark chapter 10 at our Lord's teaching on the subject of marriage and divorce. And we now come to the Apostle Paul who helps us with some of the implications of what our Lord taught. And actually, he even expands on what our Lord taught and let me show you something of the essence of this by pointing out a few verses in chapter 7....

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Dating, Courtship, and Marriage - Paul Washer

Paul Washer talks about relationships and what a biblical marriage is all about.

http://hcmissions.com

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Marriage and Women

This section of scripture is exceedingly controversial. Peter discusses the role of women in marriage and their relationship to their own husbands. This is a must see sermon for all married couples, and will help unmarried people arrange their lives in a way that will prepare them for a godly marriage.

TEXT: *1 Peter 3:1 6
PREACHER: *Pastor Mark Driscoll
DATE: March 15, 2009
h3. Introduction
Three general categories that describe many marriages:
1) Non-Christian Feminism
No distinction between the roles of husband and wife. They live parallel lives, legally married but functionally single.
2) Christian Egalitarianism
No distinction between the roles of husband and wife. They also live parallel lives, but often share some unifying, ephemeral elements (e.g. kids, hobbies, church).
3) Christian Complementarianism
Husband and wife fulfill distinct and equal roles. They live as one together under Gods authority with unified purpose.
h3. Wives are to follow their husbands leadership
Husbands are commanded to love their wives as Jesus loves the Church (Eph. 5:25); Jesus died for the Church. Jesus example guards against chauvinism and other abuses of the principle of submission.
Ways a husband can handle disagreements with his wife: Pray and discuss with your wife. Be patient. Wait for her to come around.
Appeal to a higher authority (pastor/counselor).
If the matter is pressing and/or a decision cannot be reached, the husband must decide. His wife should submit to the decision.
h3. Wives are to preach wordless sermons
Those who have unbelieving husbands should not nag or be preachy, but rather love, serve, and respect their husbands, praying that God would use these actions to soften the husbands heart.
h3. Wives are to cultivate true beauty
There is nothing wrong with outward beauty, but it is fleeting and deceptive (Prov. 31:30). Holiness is true beauty. Godly wives have a quiet and gentle spirit; they are not silent, but prudent (knowing when and where to speak).
h3. Wives should seek to know exemplary women
Peter gives Sarah as an example, and the Bible is clear that she is flawed. She is exemplary for her honesty and repentance, not because she is perfect; she ultimately did submit to God and to her husband.
h3. Wives should fight fear
Fear (what if it doesnt work out? what if Im unhappy? what if my husband makes a bad decision?) makes life miserable and should be fought against by faith.
h3. Submission Does Not Mean:
A husband is in ultimate authority.
A wife does not have independent thoughts.
A wife does not seek to influence her husband.
A wife must obey her husbands command to sin.
A wife is less intelligent or competent than her husband.
h3. Submission Does Mean:
A husband and wife are equal with complementary roles.
Wives are to submit like Jesus did in Gethsemane (Luke 22:42).
Husbands are to lovingly lead like Jesus does the Church (Eph. 5:25).
A single woman should only marry a man she can follow.
Christian marriage shows the Trinity and the gospel.
h3. Book Recommendations:
The Feminine Appeal, by Carolyn Mahaney
Marriage to a Difficult Man, by Elisabeth D. Dodds
Mrs. C.H. Spurgeon, by Charles Ray
When People are Big and God is Small, by Edward T. Welch
Calm My Anxious Heart, by Linda Dillow

This clip is taken from the sermon "Trial: Marriage and Women ," preached by Pastor Mark Driscoll at the Mars Hill Church Ballard campus in Seattle, Washington, on March 15, 2009. It is the 9th sermon in our sermon series, "Trial: 8 Witnesses from 1 & 2 Peter."

To watch the full sermon, visit: http://www.marshillchurch.org/media/trial/marriage-and-women

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Marriage and Men

Jesus is the only perfect man to ever live. Because most men fail to look to Him as our example, there exists 2 extremes in men: chauvinism and cowardice. Pastor Mark Driscoll preaches to men about being real men who love God and serve their family well in this sermon from Trial.

After addressing women last week, this week Pastor Mark preached specifically to men.
1.Your father: Adam (Genesis 1 3)
Marriage is a covenant (Prov. 2:16; Mal. 2:14).
Men are the covenant head, responsible for their wife and family (Gen. 2:18; 5:2; 1 Cor. 11:2 16, 14:33 34; Eph. 5:21 33; Col. 3:18; Titus 2:3 5; 1 Pet. 3:1).
Adam and Eve both sinned, both are at fault, and both are cursed, but God held Adam responsible (Gen. 3:9).
Marriage is cursed (Gen. 3:16). Work is cursed (Gen. 3:17 19). Jesus is the only hope (Gen. 3:15).
2.Your Manhood
Like Adam, the sins of men fall into two general categories: sins of commission (doing what youre not supposed to do) and sins of omission (not doing what youre supposed to do). This leads chauvinistic or cowardly tendencies:
Chauvinism
No Sissy Stuff Sam: whatever women do, do the opposite
Success and Status Stewart: masculinity = material success
Giveem Hell Hank: angry and abusive
Im the Boss Bob: domineering and controlling; in authority, not under authority
Cowardice
Little Boy Larry: never grew up, disorganized, lives with his mother, etc.
Sturdy Oak Owen: absolutely dependable but emotionally absent
Hyper-Spiritual Henry: Hides behind religious behavior and God talk. Talks at you but not to you.
*Good Time Gary: *irresponsible life of the party
h3. 3. Your Savior: Jesus Christ (the Last Adam, 1 Cor. 15:45)
Ephesians 5:25 calls men to love their wives as Christ loves the Church. Men are not ready to be good husbands until they are a part of the Church and understand how Christ loves the Church by taking responsibility for her and sacrificing himself for her.
The essence of true masculinity is taking responsibility.
4.Your Wife
Understand that a wifes fears (1 Pet. 3:6) are legitimate; men dominate the lives of women and children, for good or for evil. Honor your wife:
Honor her maritally. Take a wife honorably. Establish right priorities, and be a one woman man—absolutely faithful to your wife.
Honor her physically. Be strong for your wife, not against her. Be protective of her and present with her.
Honor her emotionally. Be emotionally present and intimate. Take her on dates.
Honor her verbally. Speak honorably to her. Speak honorably of her, when she is present and absent.
Honor her financially. Provide for the financial needs of your family, organize your budget, and be generous towards your wife.
Honor her practically. Consider her needs and how you can serve her.
Honor her parentally. Be Pastor Dad by shepherding your children (praying with them, teaching them about Jesus, reading the Bible with them, etc.).
Honor her spiritually. You initiate and lead prayer, Bible, chats, church attendance, etc. Take responsibility for your church.
What happens when you fail to honor your wife? God ignores you (1 Pet. 3:7). Repent.
Further Study:
Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, by Wayne Grudem and John Piper
God, Marriage, and the Family, by Andreas Kostenberger
New Men, Soft Patriarchs: How Christianity Shapes Fathers and Husbands, by W. Bradford Wilcox

This clip is taken from the sermon "Trial: Marriage and Men ," preached by Pastor Mark Driscoll at the Mars Hill Church Ballard campus in Seattle, Washington, on March 22, 2009. It is the 9th sermon in our sermon series, "Trial: 8 Witnesses from 1 & 2 Peter."

To watch the full sermon, visit: http://www.marshillchurch.org/media/trial/marriage-and-men

Monday, October 01, 2012

No excuse for men to disrespect women

Mark Driscoll goes after the men at his church who have attended for years and yet still abuse, neglect, and dishonor the woman in their life. Mark has had enough of this. You can visit http://www.marshillchurch.org to download the entire sermon: Marriage and Men from the Trial Series.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Are Mormons Christians? #438

"On the Box with Ray Comfort" is a daily (Monday through Friday) live, 27-minute, web-based talk show hosted by Ray Comfort and the Living Waters team. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/on-the-box
Episode #438

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Xerxes had a harem, you have a hard drive

It's easy to look at Xerxes and condemn his overindulgence and desire for glory. But what we had in reality, some have on their hard drive. The times have changed, but the hearts have not. Be careful about whom you condemn.

This clip is excerpted from the sermon "Jesus Is a Better King," part 1 of our new sermon series, Esther. It was preached by Pastor Mark Driscoll at Mars Hill Downtown Bellevue and released online on September 16.

Watch the full sermon here: http://jesus.to/OUdnuE

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Where are you, God?



Esther is a "godless" book: God is never mentioned, no one prays, there are no miracles, etc. For some of us, this feels like our lives. We ask questions like, God, do you exist? Are you paying attention? Don't you care? And sometimes there aren't answers and sometimes there isn't a healing. But as we see in Esther, God is silhouetted and he doesn't always work through his visible hand of miracles, but through his invisible hand of providence. God is working everything out according to a plan for his glory and our good.

This clip is excerpted from the sermon "Jesus Is a Better King," part 1 of our new sermon series, Esther: God's Perfect Work through Imperfect People. It was preached by Pastor Mark Driscoll at Mars Hill Downtown Bellevue and released online on September 16.

Watch the full sermon here: http://jesus.to/OUdnuE

Monday, September 24, 2012

Isaiah 53: Does Jesus claim to be Messiah?

The ancient prophet Isaiah predicted the coming of a servant of the Lord, a deliverer for the nations, with graphic detail about the servant's appearance and mortal suffering. Join Dr. Michael Rydelnik, Dr. Michael Brown, Dr. Walter Kaiser, and Dr. Darrell Bock as they engage in a captivating discussion to unlock the mysteries of one of the most fascinating passages of Scripture, Isaiah 53. You'll gain insights from the Jewish and Christian perspectives as you examine the interpretations and implications. Discover and explore the clues that help to reveal the mystery of this passage of Scripture.

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Should Christians have an activist stance against homosexuality in this culture? - Denny Burk

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Thursday, September 06, 2012

In the Lord's Prayer, why does Jesus close with, for thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen?

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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

In the Lord's Prayer, why are we instructed to ask God to lead us not into temptation?-Joe Thorn

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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

In the Lord's Prayer, why are we supposed to ask God to forgive us as we forgive those who sin against us?-Joe Thorn

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In the Lord's Prayer, what does Jesus mean by Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven?-Joe Thorn

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Seedbed "Dark Knight Rises" Review

Dark Knight Rises video review featuring Dr. Ben Witherington, Dr. Philip Tallon, and J.D. Walt.

See more at http://seedbed.com

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

What Is Tolerance?

Dr. William Lane Craig speaks on the importance of the intellectual life for Christians at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Georgia - January 3, 2010. In this short clip, Dr. Craig explains the traditional understanding of "tolerance" and how this understanding has now changed in our politically correct society and is now logically incoherent.

To view the entire video visit: http://youtu.be/FSDLHWcAL0Y

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Love Bound Him to the Cross and Held Him There! - John Eadie

Love Bound Him to the Cross and Held Him There! - John Eadie

Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

He was born at Alva, in Stirlingshire. Having taken the arts curriculum at the University of Glasgow, he studied for the ministry at the Divinity Hall of the United Secession Church, a dissenting body which, on its union a few years later with the Relief Church, adopted the title United Presbyterian.

In 1835 he became minister of the Cambridge Street Secession church in Glasgow, and for many years he was generally regarded as the leading representative of his denomination in Glasgow. As a preacher, though he was not eloquent, he was distinguished by good sense, earnestness and breadth of sympathy. In 1863 he removed with a portion of his congregation to a new church at Lansdowne Crescent.

In 1843 Eadie was appointed professor of biblical literature and hermeneutics in the Divinity Hall of the United Presbyterian body. He held this appointment along with his ministerial charge till the close of his life.

He received the degree of LL.D from Glasgow in 1844, and that of D.D. from St Andrews in 1850. He died at Glasgow on 3 June 1876. His library was bought and presented to the United Presbyterian College.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

A Heaven unto Me - Thomas Brooks

A Heaven unto Me - Thomas Brooks

Thomas Watson playlist: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=9B58A93B5F60F495

A Treasury of Ageless,
Sovereign Grace,
Devotional Writings http://www.gracegems.org/

Song of Solomon 2:5 Sustain me with cakes of raisins,
Refresh me with apples,
For I am lovesick.

Thomas Watson - (ca. 1620-1686), English non-conformist Puritan preacher and author

Watson was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he was noted for remarkably intense study. In 1646 he commenced a sixteen year pastorate at St. Stephen's, Walbrook. He showed strong Presbyterian views during the civil war, with, however, an attachment to the king, and in 1651 he was imprisoned briefly with some other ministers for his share in Christopher Love's plot to recall Charles II of England. He was released on June 30, 1652, and was formally reinstated as vicar of St. Stephen's Walbrook.

Watson obtained great fame and popularity as a preacher until the Restoration, when he was ejected for nonconformity. Notwithstanding the rigor of the acts against dissenters, Watson continued to exercise his ministry privately as he found opportunity. Upon the Declaration of Indulgence in 1672 he obtained a license to preach at the great hall in Crosby House. After preaching there for several years, his health gave way, and he retired to Barnston, Essex, where he died suddenly while praying in secret. He was buried on 28 July 1686.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Why We Don't Sacrifice Animals Anymore

When the Israelites were slaves in Egypt under Pharaoh, God sent a plague across the land where the firstborn son in every household died, except for those who were covered by the blood of a slain lamb, and out of which the tradition of Passover comes. Years later, we Christians don't sacrifice animals, though, because there's already been one Lamb whose blood covers us all.

This clip is from the sermon "How Jesus Taught the Bible," preached by Pastor Mark Driscoll at Mars Hill Church Ballard in Seattle, Washington on November 13, 2011. This is the 99th and penultimate sermon in our sermon series on the Gospel of Luke.

To watch the full sermon, visit: http://marshill.com/media/luke/how-jesus-taught-the-bible

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Why Did God Ask Abraham to Sacrifice Isaac?

Did God really ask Abraham to murder his son, Isaac?? It sounds crazy, and completely counterintuitive. But, as Pastor Mark explains, it's not a story about murder, but about a greater Son who was sacrificed, Jesus.

This clip is from the sermon "How Jesus Taught the Bible," preached by Pastor Mark Driscoll at Mars Hill Church Ballard in Seattle, Washington on November 13, 2011. This is the 99th and penultimate sermon in our sermon series on the Gospel of Luke.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Non-Christians Aren't Stupid, They're Blind

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.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Who Is a Church Member?

When Jesus builds his church, it's made up of regenerated church members, and at Mars Hill, we reserve official membership for those who know and love Jesus Christ. And if you're not a Christian, you are totally welcome at Mars Hill Church, we love you, we are earnestly glad to have you.

This clip is excerpted from the sermon "Jesus Builds His Church," part 2 of the sermon series Jesus Loves His Church. It was preached by Pastor Mark Driscoll out of the Bible books of Matthew and Acts at Mars Hill Downtown Bellevue, and released online on July 1.

You can watch the full sermon here: http://marshill.com/media/jesus-loves-his-church/jesus-builds-his-church
For more on the series, visit: http://marshill.com/jesus-loves-his-church

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Greg Koukl - Best Argument Against Theism?

Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason answers the question, "What is the best argument you've heard against theism?". For more information, visit http://www.str.org.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

As Proud and Carnal as Ever - Thomas Watson

As Proud and Carnal as Ever - Thomas Watson

Thomas Watson playlist: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=9B58A93B5F60F495

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

John 9:25 He answered and said, "Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see."

2 Corinthians 4:6 For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Acts 9:6 So he, trembling and astonished, said, "Lord, what do You want me to do?" Then the Lord said to him, "Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do."

A Treasury of Ageless,
Sovereign Grace,
Devotional Writings http://www.gracegems.org/

Thomas Watson - (ca. 1620-1686), English non-conformist Puritan preacher and author

Watson was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he was noted for remarkably intense study. In 1646 he commenced a sixteen year pastorate at St. Stephen's, Walbrook. He showed strong Presbyterian views during the civil war, with, however, an attachment to the king, and in 1651 he was imprisoned briefly with some other ministers for his share in Christopher Love's plot to recall Charles II of England. He was released on June 30, 1652, and was formally reinstated as vicar of St. Stephen's Walbrook.

Watson obtained great fame and popularity as a preacher until the Restoration, when he was ejected for nonconformity. Notwithstanding the rigor of the acts against dissenters, Watson continued to exercise his ministry privately as he found opportunity. Upon the Declaration of Indulgence in 1672 he obtained a license to preach at the great hall in Crosby House. After preaching there for several years, his health gave way, and he retired to Barnston, Essex, where he died suddenly while praying in secret. He was buried on 28 July 1686.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

We Wrestle not Against Flesh and Blood - Matthew Henry

We Wrestle not Against Flesh and Blood - Matthew Henry




Matthew Henry playlist: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=D7D28E0CDFFEA3D6



Matthew Henry (1662-1714) was a 17th and early 18th Century minister of the Gospel and Calvinist biblical exegete in Chester, England, and died in 1714. Quoting Charles Spurgeon: "First among the mighty for general usefulness we are bound to mention the man whose name is a household word, Matthew Henry. He is most pious and pithy, sound and sensible, suggestive and sober, terse and trustworthy...."



He was born near Wales on October 18, 1662 and was primarily home-educated by his father, Rev. Philip Henry, and also at the Thomas Doolittle academy from 1680-1682. He first started studying law in 1686, but instead of pursuing a career in law he began to preach in his neighborhood.



After the declaration of liberty of conscience by James II in 1687, he was privately ordained in London, and on June 2, 1687, he began his regular ministry as non-conformist pastor of a Presbyterian congregation at Chester. He remained in this position for 25 years. After declining several times offers from London congregations, he finally accepted a call to Hackney, London, and began his ministry there May 18, 1712, shortly before his death.



His reputation rests upon his renowned commentary, An Exposition of the Old and New Testaments (1708-10, known also as Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible). He lived to complete it only as far as to the end of the Acts, but after his death other like-minded authors prepared the remainder from his manuscripts. This work was long celebrated as the best English commentary for devotional purposes and the expanded edition was initially published in 1896. Instead of critical exposition, his focuses on practical suggestion, and his commentaries contains rich stores of truths. There is also a smaller devotional commentary on the Bible from Henry known as Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary.