Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Adapting to the Culture...Or Not

"The goal of your life must not be a scheme to gain popularity so that you can use it for God. The goal of your life must be to know God better, that you might serve Him more faithfully." – Voddie Baucham
Voddie Baucham delivered this message some months back at The Master's College and it is desperately needed, especially for young people. It is a soft rebuke to the willful leaders of the new Calvinists and the young reformers movement who have adopted the philosophy of compromise to conform to the world to bring in the world.

This sermon, entitled "Adapting to the Culture….Or Not" shows, from a biblical standpoint, that Paul did everything but adapt to the culture of Athens.


Thursday, August 23, 2012

To Be Self Controlled: Feed the Spirit, Starve the Flesh, by Sadie Daniels

Such great wisdom from a young lady.

"An appetite that you feed will grow.
An appetite that you starve will die."

Full blog here

To Train Her Children: Young Men's Attitude Towards Women

This is a lecture for college age young men, but I had my sixteen year old watch it. My goal for my boys is to fear and love God with their soul, mind and strength and be godly husbands. Their future wives are depending on me to show my them how to treat them, and that females are not objects to play with emotionally and physically.

"When you are around girls, you treat them with the utmost dignity even though it might even be offensive to them."

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Are You Conformed to Christ or Churchianity?

I love church, but many professing Christians speak more of their church activity, ministry, attendance, congregation, pastor, programs, traditions, etc., and very little of Christ. This is called "Churchianity", and it can draw people away from true biblical Christianity. When a person judges by the works of others and not by Christ-like-character, it should raise a big red idolatrous flag. 

We need to ask ourselves honestly: Do we speak of church and religious activity more than Christ? Is our identity in Christ or in ministry? (Isaiah 64:6) The reality is that our powerful God doesn't need us. He desires that our affections be toward Himself and His glory; and the rest will flow as a natural byproduct.

I would encourage all believers, leaders, and pastors to watch this convicting sermon which lists many of the problems in most churches. This sermon identifies very clearly why there may be a lack of holiness, spiritual growth, and a plethora of superficial and shallow "Churchianity" within congregations. MP3 Audio HERE 

"Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For His sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ  and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith" Philippians 3:8-9

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Dr. John Macarthur speaks on Total Depravity and refutes Decisionism/Freewillism/Arminianism.

This is an excellent sermon. Salvation is a divine miracle!