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.