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Calvinism and the Christian Life

I opened my Email this morning to discover a new video series produced by Ligonier Ministries. What excited me is the fact that Ian Hamilton is the feature lecturer. Dr. Hamilton is the author of Let’s Study the Letters of John among other book. He is also the pastor at Cambridge Presbyterian Church in the UK and on the board of Greenville Seminary (among many other things).

Here is a summary of the new series: “It is impossible to encounter God’s saving grace and not be powerfully and permanently changed. John Calvin knew this. In this new 6-part teaching series, Pastor Ian Hamilton demonstrates that Calvinism is biblical, God-centered Christianity with important implications for our daily lives. This theology is not simply academic. It is a theology for all of life—a theology in which the grace of Jesus Christ shapes everything.”

You can watch the first lecture and purchase the series Calvinism and the Christian Life by clicking here.

On another note, if you would be so kind as to click here and like, I would appreciate it. Lord willing I will be pastoring this church in the very near future.

The New Secular Fascism

Of course you can have religious freedom: as long as that freedom does not show itself outside of the confines of your cranium. It cannot influence your words, your acts or anything else that would remind me that I am a rebel against the God I know is there (but refuse to honor and worship). —The New Secular Fascist living in the former United States of America—new name for that former nation pending.

“…All things written about Me…”

Jesus says of Himself in Luke 24:44, “These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that All things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” Luke 24:27 says, “And beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.” Throughout the book of acts we see the apostles doing the very same thing. For example, Paul was “trying to persuade them concerning Jesus, from both the Law of Moses and from the Prophets…”

The Christian church has now been blessed with a new work by Dennis Johnson to help us do the same Walking with Jesus Through His Word: Discovering Christ in All the Scriptures. You can read a sample here. It is on sale right now for $12.

Also, the long awaited work by O. Palmer Robertson The Flow of the Psalms: Discovering Their Structure and Theology is now available here for only $14. Here is a sample. Part two of a lecture on the Psalms by O. Palmer Robertson is available here.

Street Preaching the Gospel to Muslims in Birmingham England

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Robert Parker shares his recent street-preaching trip to England.

Just a quick break down of my mission trip to Birmingham England. Statistics say more children are born to Islam than Christianity in Birmingham England. A team of preachers and myself across the states and England was led by Dale Mcalpine. We had a great opportunity to preach the gospel in this town at the city center. As an American I have never seen so many Muslims handing out booklets as well as the Koran. They had loud speakers preaching against the deity of Jesus. It was a perfect opportunity for us to set up and preach the gospel. So we set up our loud speaker and began to preach. Little by little people would stop and out of nowhere a large Muslim congregated in front of us. I noticed when I was preaching the Muslims standing in front of me were like deer in headlights. It seems as if they were hearing the gospel for the very first time. There were a few heckling here and there especially the Muslim women. But generally they were listening and taking in the preaching. As the day went by I noticed a lot of oppression going on in this community with the Christians. They were very happy we were there and some even had tears in their eyes. The vendors were telling us that we don’t have to pay full price because we were the ones preaching the gospel, and they thanked God for us being there. Before the day ended Christians came by and asked if they could hand out tracts or hold biblical signs saying Jesus is God. It seemed liked the Christians in that town gained some hope and confidence before we left. One even told us we don’t know how any of you guys didn’t get attacked. But we are so happy you are here. It was a blessed day preaching the gospel and the deity of Christ. I could never have imagined how many Muslims heard the Biblical Gospel. They knew before they left that their works cannot save them and that they needed a Savior.